Bariatrics- Gastric Sleeve

DFW Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The Gastric Sleeve is the most frequently performed bariatric procedure in the United States. It is a restrictive procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach. The hunger hormone is also reduced since it is produced in the portion of the stomach that is removed. During this procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of the stomach is created using a stapling device. This sleeve will typically hold between two to three ounces and is about the size of a banana. The excised portion of the stomach is removed.


  • Moderate weight loss
  • No malabsorption
  • Low risk
  • No foreign body


  • No long-term results are available
  • It may enlarge over time


  • Leakage from staple lines
  • Inadequate weight loss
  • Acid reflux

illustration of gastric sleeve procedure


The American College of Surgeons (opens in new tab) accredits Baylor Trophy Club as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Comprehensive Center.

For additional information on Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, please contact Angie Johnson