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Reduce Your Appetite with Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

At the Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center, it’s our goal to give patients long-term solutions to weight loss, providing a lifestyle that encourages healthy eating and living. One of the ways that we do that is by offering laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Fall River, Wareham, MA and the surrounding areas.

How Does It Work?

During a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure, a stapling device is used to create a small, sleeve-shaped stomach. It is larger than the stomach pouch created during the Roux-en-Y bypass and is about the size of a banana.

This procedure limits the amount of food you can consume, thus making you feel fuller sooner and longer.

Food will pass through the digestive track as it did prior to the procedure, allowing it to be fully absorbed into the body. As less food is eaten, the body will stop storing the excess calories and begin to use the fat supply for energy.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in MA & RI

There are many advantages to sleeve gastrectomy, including:

  • Stomach functions normally despite limitations on food intake
  • Less malabsorption and no rerouting of the GI tract
  • Less chance of an ulcer occurring
  • Minimizes or even eliminates the chance of dumping syndrome
  • Can usually be done in morbidly obese patients
  • One year after surgery, weight loss can average 55% of excess body weight

This procedure has the potential to greatly change one’s lifestyle. It is important to remember that in addition to this procedure, diet and exercise are crucial to achieving and sustaining substantial weight loss.

The Future of Surgery is Here at Southcoast Health

Did you know at Charlton Memorial Hospital you can have a minimally invasive laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery performed using a da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot? This procedure could lead to quicker recovery and less scarring.

If you are interested in undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Fall River or Wareham, MA, we can introduce you to all of the weight loss surgery options we offer at Southcoast Health. Find a location or doctor near you and contact us to schedule a consultation.

The Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center offers a specialty in bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, for patients in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford and Wareham, MA, and surrounding areas of RI.