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Gastric Sleeve Results

Gastric sleeve surgery can provide you with long-term success on your weight loss journey.

With many patients losing 65-70% of their excess weight in just one year, gastric sleeve offers impressive results.

Our board-certified bariatric surgeon at Northwest Endosurgical in Houston, TX, performs laparoscopic surgery for the best results.

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent Explains Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) is one of the newer forms of bariatric surgery but has quickly gained popularity in recent years. The gastric sleeve is a restrictive procedure, meaning it achieves weight loss results by restricting the amount of food your body can take in. By reducing the stomach to a sleeve-like tube, you can experience long-lasting results.

What Gastric Sleeve Can Do for You

Gastric sleeve surgery can provide amazing results for extremely obese patients:

Help You Lose Weight

Gastric sleeve is a restrictive procedure that reduces how much food the stomach can hold at any given time. Because you'll feel full with less food, you will consume fewer calories and lose healthy weight in the months following surgery.

Suppress Your Appetite

Gastric sleeve surgery removes about 80% of the stomach, including the gastric fundus. This part of the stomach produces most of your ghrelin, the hunger hormone. When it's removed, your appetite will be lower. You'll still get hungry, just less often.

Manage Your Weight-Related Conditions

Weight-related conditions like obstructive sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure can be managed with weight loss. By combining a bariatric procedure with healthy lifestyle changes, your overall health can improve significantly.

Improve Your Confidence

A slimmer, healthier-looking figure allows patients to navigate the world with confidence and feel like people are looking at them without judgment. Additionally, with laparoscopic surgery, your sleeve gastrectomy will result in less scarring so you can feel comfortable in all kinds of clothing options after your procedure.

Elevate Your Quality of Life

With a slimmer figure, improved access to more clothing options, and higher energy levels, many patients feel better in a variety of situations. Whether it's taking the stairs, giving a presentation at work, or simply hanging out with friends, bariatric patients can enjoy their life without feeling self-conscious.

Providing Patients With Lasting Change

Before gastric sleeve
After gastric sleeve

This patient underwent a laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery at our Houston bariatric office. Before her bariatric surgery, she weighed 290 pounds. After the surgery and some lifestyle changes, she now weighs 166.

We have helped many patients achieve similar results, and if you qualify for a sleeve gastrectomy, we can help you do the same.

If you're ready to discuss your candidacy for bariatric surgery options like gastric sleeve and gastric bypass that can help you achieve your weight loss goals, reach out to Northwest Endosurgical today. Our Houston team will set up a thorough consultation with Dr. St. Laurent so you can learn more about the procedures and determine which is right for you. 

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Joby Joseph

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Dr. St. Laurent made me very confident and comfortable during and after the procedure. The dieticians are excellent. They are very patient and supportive. The team stands out by providing accountability and care, without shaming... What else is there to write; they may have helped save my life.

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Very friendly environment. Dr. spends time with you discussing your situation. All of the staff are very patient focused. They really exemplify listening to the patient, and taking time to explain.

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When Will I Notice Results?

Gastric sleeve patients typically notice results shortly after surgery. The timeline patients can generally expect for their weight loss is:
Dr. St. Laurent has performed thousands of bariatric procedures since he began practicing in 1998, making him a prime choice for your care.
Dr. St. Laurent has performed thousands of bariatric procedures since he began practicing in 1998, making him a prime choice for your care.

The First Two Weeks

Patients can typically expect to lose about one pound per day, resulting in a loss of 10-20 pounds.

The First Three Months

Gastric sleeve patients typically lose about 35-45% of their excess weight in the first three months.

The First Six Months

Patients can lose 50-60% of their excess weight.

The First Year

Patients typically lose 65-75% of their excess weight in the first year after their weight loss surgery.

The First Two Years

Most patients reach their lowest weight 1-2 years after surgery.

More Weight Loss Results From Our Houston-Area Sleeve Patients

By making the lifestyle changes we've outlined, our patients have found themselves able to lose weight and keep it off.

Finding a Weight Loss Procedure That's Right for You

While gastric sleeve surgery is often the right choice for many patients, it may not be the right choice for you. Our board-certified bariatric surgeon can perform a range of procedures, including gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and gastric balloon to help you achieve your weight loss goals on your terms. You can explore your options for weight loss surgery during a consultation with our surgeon.

"I am 8 weeks post gastric sleeve. I feel good and I am very pleased with all of the care and guidance I receive from Dr. St. Laurent. I cannot say enough positive things about the dieticians and the quality of the aftercare at this practice. I can call any number of people including Dr. St. Laurent and gets answers and guidance anytime, which is important with such a life changing procedure. The entire team has been a pleasure to work with." Cammie Parish
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent

Northwest Endosurgical

At Northwest Endosurgical in Houston, Texas, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent helps patients achieve dramatic weight loss and improved health through bariatric surgery. Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in greater Houston, and he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Obesity Action Coalition
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

To schedule a consultation, book online or give us a call at (281) 921-1890.

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