For patients looking for a bariatric surgery option, Gundersen Health System offers sleeve gastrectomy. During sleeve gastrectomy, the left side of the stomach is surgically removed. The remaining stomach is approximately the size and shape of a banana.
This surgery does not involve rerouting or reconnecting of the intestines. Unlike the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy does not require the implantation of an artificial device inside the abdomen.
Our surgeons will help you decide which option is right for you. To schedule for seminar, call (608) 775-2331 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 52331. For more information or to talk with our dietitian about please questions call (608) 775-LOSE (5673).