Benefits vs. Risks of Gastric Sleeve

Risks and Benefits of Gastric Sleeve

Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

This restrictive surgical weight loss procedure, performed laparoscopically, limits the amount of food you can eat, helping you feel full sooner. A thin vertical sleeve of stomach, roughly the size of a banana, is created while the rest of the stomach is removed. As with any surgery, there are benefits and risks to be considered. Obesity is a chronic health problem that could lead to major health problems including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Benefits to Having the Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

  • Typically, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery than more invasive, non-laparoscopic procedures
  • Significant weight loss
  • Potential cost savings over time
  • Reduction in cravings for sweets
  • Possible improvements in condition such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol
  • Increased life expectancy

Risks to Having Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

The risks of having this surgery will vary from person to person. You should discuss the risks specific to you with the surgeon during your consultation appointment.


To determine whether this surgery may be right for you, please contact (410) 641-9568 to schedule a consultation.