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What is Gastric Sleeve?

The Gastric Sleeve is a weight loss procedure that is performed which results in weight loss by restricting the amount of food intake of an individual.

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Gastric Sleeve

This procedure provides a decrease in appetite because ¾ of the stomach is converted.  This procedure is minimally invasive and is performed laparoscopically or robotically. The Gastric Sleeve is the most common weight loss surgical procedure that is used in the U.S. This procedure also helps speed up metabolism by increasing certain hormones that have a positive effect and increase the weight loss and resolution of other medical problems.


Weight Loss:

With gastric sleeve surgical procedure, and while maintaining a healthy lifestyle one can expect a 65-75% weight loss

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Dr. Alibhai

  • Bachelor in Science- Southern Methodist University
  • Medical School- UT Southwestern
  • Residency- UT Southwestern
  • Bariatric Fellowship- Bariatric Medical Institute San Antonio
  • Robotic Fellowship- McGovern Medical School at UT Health Houston

Mustafa H. Alibhai, MD, FACS, FASMBS

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Side Effects & Risks

Side Effects/ Risks:

  • Some hormonal changes
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Blood Clots
  • Leaks from the cut edge of stomach
  • Infection

Advantages of this procedure allows for one cup of food to be taken at a time, and allows for less calorie intake.

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  1. Small incisions are made in the abdomen for trocars (creates opening in body) to be inserted.
  2. Boogie tube is then placed in the stomach and serves as a sizer of the new stomach
  3. Stapler is used to divide stomach into two parts
  4. Once the stomach is divided the new stomach is formed and it is only around 25% of the new stomach
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