Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Diets only got you so far. So did exercise.
But you’re not out of options, and one just became more affordable.

The Bariatric Weight Loss Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center knows that sometimes, even after you’ve tried everything, your insurance won’t cover weight loss surgery.  That’s why we’re offering special pricing for a limited time to make our sleeve gastrectomy procedure – which leaves you with less stomach – more affordable.  Because sometimes less is more.

For more information, please call 770-219-0446 or complete the form below.

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Meet Our Surgeons

Alex C. Nguyen, MD, FACS
NGPG Surgical Associates

Meet Dr. Nguyen

Sujata Gill, MD, FACS
NGPG Surgical Associates

Meet Dr. Gill

Robert Richard, MD
The Longstreet Clinic

Meet Dr. Richard

Miguel del Mazo, MD, FACS
The Longstreet Clinic


About the Procedure

The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a procedure in which two-thirds of the stomach is removed. This leaves the stomach in a tube or sleeve shape which limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time and allows the patient to feel fuller sooner. No other part of the digestive system is affected, so it allows for normal digestion and absorption.

This procedure only limits the amount of food consumed, not necessarily the types of foods that can be eaten. For this reason, one must be committed to a healthy lifestyle.

What are the benefits of sleeve gastrectomy?

Significant weight loss, reduced healthcare costs and improved quality of life.  Clinical studies of bariatric and metabolic surgery patients found that they felt better, spent more time doing recreational and physical activities, benefited from enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and had more self-confidence than they did prior to surgery.

How long does it take to recover from the sleeve gastrectomy procedure?

Recovery times will vary, but our patients often:

  • leave the hospital after one or two days
  • are back to work in one to two weeks
  • are lifting and exercising six weeks after surgery

What can I eat after a sleeve gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy patients can eat a wide variety of foods, in small portions. A typical meal in a bariatric and metabolic surgery diet includes protein-rich foods such as lean meat, eggs, low-fat dairy products (yogurt and cheese), starches and whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

Eating protein helps you feel fuller longer. You're advised to avoid desserts and other items with sugar listed as one of the first three ingredients. High-sugar, high-fat foods can derail your attempts to lose weight. You'll also want to avoid raw vegetables, fruits with skin, nuts, popcorn, tough meats, stringy foods, and crusty bread (bagels and pretzels), which may block the opening of your stomach.

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