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Sharp's Weight-Loss Surgery Program offers the vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure in addition to laparoscopic gastric banding (Lap-Band®) and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, enhancing the options for those looking to have weight-loss surgery.
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure restricts stomach volume and the amount of food intake by removing 85 percent or more of the stomach without causing any gastrointestinal malabsorption or bypassing the intestines. This removed portion of the stomach is responsible for producing ghrelin, the hormone that causes appetite and hunger. By removing this portion of the stomach rather than leaving it in place, the level of ghrelin is decreased, which causes loss of or a reduction in appetite.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Disadvantages
Why Choose Sharp for Bariatric Surgery?
Education and Support
The first step in obtaining weight-loss surgery at Sharp is to attend one of our free monthly educational seminars. These seminars provide information about the surgery, other treatment options, program requirements, lifestyle changes, risks, potential complications and benefits.
The seminars are designed to help you make an educated and informed decision about whether surgery is the right path for you. Sharp recommends that patients attend one of its monthly support groups to talk with and ask questions of other bariatric patients.
For More Information
To sign up for a free informational seminar call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or register online at Sharp's weight-loss surgery seminar.
Learn more about the vertical sleeve procedure by reading the frequently asked questions about vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
If you do not meet the requirements for weight-loss surgery or you aren't sure if weight-loss surgery is for you, but are still interested in losing weight, visit Weight Management to learn more about Sharp's personalized weight-loss programs.