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What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) referred to as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). It is a weight loss procedure that surgically reduces the size of the stomach by about 80%. The surgery works for weight loss in two ways:

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After photos

In reality, over the past few years, laparoscopic sleeve gastroplasty has become the most popular weight loss surgery performed. As a matter of fact, gastric sleeve surgery has a high success rate. Comparably, less complicated, and has minimal risk factors compared to gastric bypass surgery.

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What to Expect from the Procedure?

Certainly, the laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery done under general anesthesia and lasts 1-2 hours. However, during LSG, a surgeon makes around 5 small incisions in the upper abdomen for instruments. To access the stomach through the abdominal wall. Then the surgeon removes 70-80% of the stomach.

Eventually, leaving it about the shape and size of a banana. Later the surgeon sutures the remaining stomach back together. Lastly, the smaller stomach size limits the portions of food that you can eat in one meal. Finally, the procedure is permanent, and you cannot reverse it.

Indeed, gastric sleeve surgery provides significant weight loss potential. Whereas most patients lose 60-70% of their excess body weight within 1-2 years after surgery.

Although, the statistics indicate that weight loss numbers after gastric sleeve surgery seem to follow a pattern of milestones. Moreover, these milestones seemed to be more evident at 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months.


The most weight loss in the shortest amount of time.


Patients should have reduced their excess weight by 30-40%.


Patients should be close to their goal weight if they have not reached it already.


Weight loss normally transitions to a maintenance phase and plateaus.

How Long Do the Results Last?

As long as you maintain healthy eating habits, you should have the LSG procedure for a lifetime. However, as with any other weight loss procedure. Behavior modification and dietary compliance are the key players in determining the long-term success of the procedure. Basically, it comes down to how committed the patient is to losing the extra weight.

How Much Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost?

The current promotional price is $9,499. IBI Healthcare pricing is all-inclusive. It covers the cost of the surgery and most importantly, the skills and expertise of the specialist performing the procedure. Make sure you trust your weight loss journey to the top experts in the field! Flexible financing options are available to our patients, contact us to learn more.

We offer gastric sleeve surgery to patients in Loganville, GA, Duluth, GA, and Tampa, FL locations.

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