new hope surgical

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Elmwood Park, IL

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Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve is a new and highly effective bariatric procedure that does not involve the rerouting of the digestive tract. Dr. Tiesenga is one of the most experienced gastric sleeve surgeons in Chicago. Schedule your appointment today to see if the gastric sleeve is right for you.
Questions About Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery?
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The sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the gastric sleeve, is a relatively new bariatric procedure with moderate risk when compared with gastric banding and gastric bypass procedures. As a restrictive procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy limits the food intake by stapling the stomach to make it narrower (in a shape of a “banana”). The unstapled portion of the stomach is then cut and removed which does not involve rerouting of the digestive tract.

  • New Procedure
  • No long-term data
  • Excellent Weight Loss
  • Moderate Risk
  • Improvement or resolution of Type 2 diabetes
  • Total Mortality Rate 0.8%
Schedule an appointment with one of our Chicago bariatric surgeons to see if a gastric sleeve is right for you.
SUCCESS TIP: A monthly follow-up is an essential part of your successful long-term weight loss.
  • How long do I need to stay in hospital?

    Typically, 1 – 2 day hospital stay is observed after a sleeve gastrectomy. However, sometimes the patients are required to stay longer if clinically necessary.

  • When do I start my first post surgery appointment?

    A New Hope Surgical Coordinator will set up the time for your first follow-up after the surgery to meet the doctor and dietician within 1-2 weeks after surgery.

  • How frequently do I need to follow-up after the gastric sleeve procedure?

    We feel that a monthly follow-up is a crucial component of successful long-term weight loss. Monthly follow-ups continue until you reach your weight loss goal.

  • Am I able to drive after surgery?

    Having weight loss surgery should not limit your daily activities. In fact, you could do more things that you could not do before. As for driving, most patients can drive two weeks after surgery.

  • How much food can I eat?

    After about 6 weeks, you will be able to eat between ½ – 1 cup of soft food. There are stages that your nutritionist will guide you thorough your healthy lifestyle journey.

  • Can the gastric sleeve surgery be reversed?

    No. Gastric Sleeve procedure is permanent and non- reversible, which involves the removal of a large part of the stomach.
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