What is Gastric Sleeve?
Gastric sleeve: also known as sleeve gastrectomy, a type of weight loss (bariatric) surgery that renders the stomach smaller. In gastric sleeve surgery, over half of the stomach is removed, leaving a thin vertical sleeve, or tube, in place of the normal-sized stomach.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery (or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) is a bariatric procedure that removes 75-80% of the stomach.
Am I a Good Candidate for Gastric Sleeve?
If your BMI greater than 40, or BMI of 35-39.9 with one of the obesity-related health problems, you are a good candidate for Gastric Sleeve Operation.
Obesity relates health problems are Hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Fatty liver disease, or Hyperlipidemia. Gastric Sleeve is performed on women and men.