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.

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What is the Gastric Sleeve?

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.

Quick Facts
About the Gastric Sleeve

Quick Facts About the Gastric Sleeve

  • New procedure
  • No long-term data
  • Excellent weight loss
  • Moderate risk
  • Quicker recovery
  • Improvement or resolution of Type 2 diabetes
  • Total mortality rate 0.8%

Gastric Sleeve Success Tip:

A monthly follow-up is an essential part of your successful long-term weight loss. Schedule a follow-up consultation at our Chicagoland gastric sleeve location.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

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.

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.

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.

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 through your healthy lifestyle journey.

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