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Sleeve gastrectomy is one of three bariatric surgery procedures performed at Dignity Health’s Sacramento-area hospitals to help qualified patients achieve their weight loss goals.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that removes 85 percent of the stomach, leaving a sleeve or banana-shaped stomach. Although this surgery drastically reduces the size of the stomach, it will still function normally afterward.
Since sleeve gastrectomy does not involve any bypass of the intestinal tract, it can be performed using a minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgical technique.
There are many benefits to sleeve gastrectomy as a surgical weight loss option:
Undergoing bariatric surgery is only one stop on your road to weight loss and improved health. At Dignity Health Sacramento, our bariatric surgeons, specialists and support staff help you every step of the way. We help you decide which bariatric surgery is right for you and stay with you after surgery as you make lifestyle changes. Our services include:
It is important to note that the sleeve gastrectomy is still considered a new procedure and may not be covered by all health insurance plans. If this is the bariatric surgery option you and your surgeon decide is best for you, talk with your health insurance provider to determine your coverage.