Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a new form of laparoscopic surgery that reduces the size of the stomach. The stomach is made smaller by stapling so that it takes the shape of a sleeve that will act as a new smaller stomach.
How does a sleeve gastrectomy help you lose weight ?
This procedure limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. It allows for normal digestion and absorption. Food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body.
The sleeve gastrectomy procedure
The majority of these surgeries are performed using a laparoscopic technique, which is considered minimally invasive. It is performed under general anesthesia and it requires only a small abdominal incision. The surgery usually takes about one hour. Your stay in the hospital is 2-3 days. Patients usually return to normal activities in 2 weeks and are fully recovered in 3 weeks.
Weight Loss Surgery Pre-Op Support Group
Meets monthly on the first Monday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. This free support group, which meets the first Monday of the month, allows individuals to gain information and insight from a dietitian and psychologist prior to surgery. [More]
Weight Loss Surgery One-Year-Plus Post-Op Support Group
Meets monthly on the second Monday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. This free support group is for individuals that are at least one year post-surgery. [More]
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
Meets monthly on the third, fourth and fifth Mondays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. This free support group for pre- and post-op weight loss surgery individuals allows for value information to be shared among peers. [More]
North One Meeting Room
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT, 06457