The Sleeve Gastrectomy operation is now the most popular Bariatric surgical procedure in the United States.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy operation is the newest surgical procedure for weight loss being performed today. Visit here to learn more. This procedure is performed laparoscopically with a minimally-invasive surgical technique and involves removing approximately 80% of the stomach. This, in effect, creates a smaller, more tubular stomach or “sleeve” which allows for excellent hunger and portion control. We now have excellent, longer-term data from a recent 5 year study showing 60-80% weight loss, which is essentially the same as the results seen with the more invasive gastric bypass procedure. There is no bypass of the small intestine with this procedure making it essentially as safe as the Lap Band Procedure. There are no adjustments needed and the office follow-up regimen is not as intensive. Dr. Minkin has now performed over 3000 Sleeve Gastrectomy operations. Most major insurance carriers and Medicare now cover the laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure. provide coverage for the procedure and many expect that universal coverage may be available within the next year. If you interested in learning more about the procedure you may attend one of Dr. Minkin’s free educational seminars or call 314-965-8410 for an appointment.