Gastric Sleeve Surgery
If you are living with obesity and can't seem to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery.
The gastric sleeve procedure is one of the most popular and most effective weight loss surgeries in modern bariatrics.
At Northwest EndoSurgical in Houston, Texas, we help patients lose weight with the gastric sleeve. Could it be right for you?
The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery involves reducing the stomach to less than half of its original size. A smaller stomach will result in you feeling full after eating less food, gradually producing healthy weight loss.
Because our surgeon, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent, prefers to operate laparoscopically, the scarring from the surgery is minimal. The procedure only requires four or five small incisions in the abdomen that are less than half an inch long.
As you lose weight after your gastric sleeve surgery, obesity-related health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and more can improve.
Life-Changing Weight Loss
Within a year, many patients lose around 60-70 percent of their excess body weight, if not more. A healthier body and slimmer figure can help you take on the world with improved energy and confidence.
How Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Work? The Basics of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy involves removing a significant amount of stomach tissue so the stomach is reduced in size to a small tube or sleeve. When the size of the stomach is reduced, patients require less food to feel full. Also, the reduction can trigger hormonal changes in the body which contribute to additional weight loss and improvement of weight-related health conditions.
Sleeve Gastrectomy Overview
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
A New You Thanks to Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Houston, Texas Schedule a Consultation Today!
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent has been serving patients who struggle with weight in the Houston, TX, area for over 20 years. If you are considering a gastric sleeve, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us today. During a consultation at our office in Cypress, TX, Dr. St. Laurent will conduct an exam and provide a detailed list of all of your potential treatment options. If the gastric sleeve is right for you, your weight loss surgery can be scheduled as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation, please fill out our online form or call:
Appointment was great. Everyone in the office was very helpful and knowledgeable. Took their time with us and answered all our questions. We love Dr. St. Laurent❤️
The Doctor is Awesome! This staff is awesome. Everyone is very knowledgeable and courteous. Highly recommend for your Bariatric needs.
Gastric Sleeve Timeline What to Expect
Real Patient Reviews "Gastric sleeve surgery... the best decision of my life!"
Posted 3.8.2017. Dr. St. Laurent gave me the tools I needed to change my life. He and his staff educated me about nutrition, my lifestyle change, and the procedure. He is very direct, honest, and so supportive. He wants to make sure all questions and concerns are addressed every time we meet and takes the time to do so. I did a lot of research before choosing Dr. St. Laurent. After consulting with him I immediately knew he would be my surgeon. The few times I contacted his answering service after hours his response time was excellent. I had the Gastric Sleeve procedure on 9.8.2016. I have lost 92 pounds to date and still losing. For the first time in a long, long time I feel like I have control over my food consumption and addiction instead of it controlling me. I can't begin to tell you how much this procedure and this journey has changed me as a person both mentally and physically. This was a major decision in my life and I'm so thankful I had Dr. St. Laurent as my doctor. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars!View On Google
I finally decided to have the gastric sleeve surgery done, and picking a doctor to do it was a big decision for me. I spent about 3 years researching gastric sleeve doctors and gastric sleeve patients stories. I finally decided to book my appointment with Dr. St Laurent.... as soon as I met him, I knew I had to look no further. He was a very nice guy, he explained everything about the procedure in detail and answered any questions / doubts that I had..... I knew I was in good hands!! I got my surgery on 2/2/17 and it was the best decision of my life!! I have had no complications with my surgery, everything has been great!! I am excited for my new life/journey and I am so grateful to Dr. St. Laurent for giving that to me!! Not only is Dr. St. Laurent the best doctor, his staff is the best!! You guys are awesome!!!View On Google
Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass?
There are many different forms of weight loss surgery, but the most well-known are gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass surgery. Both are effective in helping patients lose weight, and both have similar recovery times and potential complications. The best surgical option for you is based on a variety of factors, including your weight and what underlying health conditions you have (for example, patients who suffer from acid reflux are better served by gastric bypass).
When you come in to our Houston, TX, area office for your bariatric consultation, Dr. St. Laurent will help you determine which weight loss procedure is right for you.