NEA Baptist Weight Loss Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The "Lap-Sleeve" is the newest weight loss operation. This operation is restrictive only, like the BAND, but uses no foreign body. The pouch is larger than with either the band or the bypass. 

The pouch is a long, narrow tube between the esophagogastric junction and the distal part of the stomach. The Sleeve can be more easily converted to a bypass should that be necessary for more weight loss. (The BAND is difficult to convert). The Lap-Sleeve appears to be a very promising operation.