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What is a Gastric Sleeve?

A gastric sleeve, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, is a frequent, minimally invasive bariatric surgery used to help individuals lose considerable amounts of weight. It may also lower your chances of developing other life-threatening health issues, such as:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Infertility
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Carlton performs gastric sleeve procedures laparoscopically using small instruments, a long, flexible measuring device known as a bougie, and a miniature camera. After creating a tiny incision in your abdominal wall, he removes approximately three-quarters of your stomach, leaving a smaller portion behind.

Gastric sleeve surgery typically takes around an hour, and the majority of patients are able to return home the same day.

Have any questions? We’re happy to help.

Who is a good candidate for a Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery is usually recommended if you have:

  • A body mass index (BMI) of 35-39.9.
  • A weight-related health issue, or if your BMI is 40 or higher.

If you’ve attempted to lose weight via food and exercise without success, Dr. Carlton will talk to you about surgical weight reduction alternatives. The success of gastric sleeve surgery depends on the patient’s willingness to make long-term adjustments to their lifestyle.

Dr. Carlton will consult with you extensively about the gastric sleeve procedure, your goals for weight reduction, and any potential hazards involved with the operation if you decide to go forward with it.

What can I expect from a Gastric Sleeve surgery?

After gastric sleeve surgery, your stomach will look and be the same size as a banana. This makes a big difference in how much food you can eat for the rest of your life. Getting gastric sleeve surgery also changes the hormones in your gut that help you feel hungry or full and keep your blood sugar in check.

You should have less of an appetite after your procedure, which makes it easier to lose a lot of weight quickly. As you get used to your new stomach, Dr. Carlton and his team help you learn to read its signs and choose healthy foods. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea are just some of the health problems that get much better for many patients.

To generate the best long-term results, it’s important to check in and see how things are going.

*Individual results may vary.

Kelly McGraw
February 22, 2023
Dr. Carlton is great! He was friendly, funny and open. I loved his bedside manner, he made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions. I am looking forward to my journey with Dr. Carlton and his staff!!
Stacey Howard
February 18, 2023
I am 6 months post op and have had the best experience with Dr Carlton. I am so thankful for what he has done for me he changed my life so much! I just took my first plane trip in 30 years without needing an extension seat belt. I’m more active now at 49 years old than I was at 30. I feel great I look better but most importantly I am healthier and on the road to many more special years ahead! I will forever be grateful for Dr Carlton and his whole staff these people are a true blessing!!
Brock Mayo
February 17, 2023
Dr.Carlton and the staff at LoneStar Bariatrics are the best! I had gastric sleeve surgery on 2/3/23 and am down over 60 pounds. I’m confident I will reach my goal weight in the next 6 months. I’m getting married in September and want to look great. Dr. Carlton called me the day after surgery to see how I was doing. He followed up 3 days later to check on me. He cares about his patients. Highly recommend you set an appointment if you are serious about losing weight and looking great.
Gary Rogers
February 13, 2023
This place was amazing the docs personality was off the chain can wait to get the ball rolling. The staff was all very helpful thank you.
Michael Mattson
February 11, 2023
Sydnie was extraordinary, very helpful, kind, and caring. Worthy of a substantial raise in my opinion.
Nikki Buchanan
January 29, 2023
Dr. Carlton, Allison and Kristie are absolutely the best! Not only after my surgery did I get texts to check on my blood sugar I got phone calls to make sure I was ok and feeling well! Excellent place to go!
JD Leake
January 18, 2023
I saw Dr. Carlton for the first time on 01/11/23. I was a little apprehensive at first to go see a new physician of any type, due to some previous bad experiences etc. I had Dr. Carlton do an EGD on the following Monday 01/16/23. My experience so far with Dr. Carlton has been only positive. I am looking forward to having Dr. Carlton perform a Bariatric Revision surgery in a few weeks, and I anticipate being able to share my success and progress with everyone at that time.

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