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Gastric Sleeve FAQs
  • Do I qualify for gastric sleeve surgery?
    To qualify you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater or a BMI of 35 or greater with one or multiple obesity-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and high blood pressure. Once you qualify, one of our fellowship-trained surgeons can help you determine if this procedure is right for you.
  • Is gastric sleeve surgery safe?
    While any surgical procedure has risks, gastric sleeve surgery has been found to be one of the safest surgeries when compared to other surgeries. At the New Jersey Bariatric Center, our gastric sleeve procedures are done laparoscopically with small incisions to reduce the risk of complications.
  • How does gastric sleeve surgery affect Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea?
    Weight loss surgery, and significant weight loss in general, reduces or resolves many obesity-related conditions such as Type II Diabetes, Hypertension and Sleep Apnea . Gastric Sleeve surgery can reduce/resolve 95% of diabetes and 56% of heart disease, and reduce cancer-risk by more than 50%. Decreasing excess body weight not only improves or reduces obesity-related conditions but also physical, mental and social well-being.
  • How long does the gastric sleeve procedure take?
    Gastric sleeve surgery typically takes around one hour to complete and is performed laparoscopically under general anesthesia. You may need to stay in the hospital for 1 day following the procedure.
  • Is gastric sleeve surgery reversible?
    The gastric sleeve procedure removes more than 80% of the stomach, reshaping the remainder of it into a sleeve, similar to the size and shape of a banana. Due to the characteristics of the procedure, a sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure that is unable to be reversed. It decreases the size and capacity of the stomach, influencing gut hormones responsible for hunger, satiety and blood sugar.
Gastric Sleeve Patient Stories
Suzanne Lost 125 lbs with Gastric Sleeve*
Brian Lost 105 lbs with Gastric Sleeve
Timika Lost 101 lbs with Gastric Sleeve*

Patient Journey

Interested in gastric sleeve surgery? Visit our patient journey page to learn about the next steps.
Patient Journey
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