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Advanced Laparoscopic Associates

Main Office:
35 Plaza 81 Route 4 West
Suite 401
Paramus, NJ 07652 Map
Tel: (201) 646-1121
Fax (201) 646-1110

Additional Office Locations:
377 Jersey Avenue, Suite 470
Jersey City, NJ 07302 Map

250 Old Hook Road, Suite 302
Westwood, NJ 07675 Map

7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047 Map

Hospital Affiliations:
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ 07601 Map

Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley
250 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ 07675 Map

HackensackUMC Palisades
7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047 Map

SurgiCare of Carlstadt
630 Broad St
Carlstadt, NJ 07072 Map

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Sleeve Gastrectomy operation (also known as the Gastric Sleeve) involves surgically narrowing the stomach. It is an innovative new surgical solution for people who are morbidly obese, defined as having a body mass index over 40. In this procedure, approximately 80 - 90% of the rounded, larger part of the stomach is removed so that the remaining part of the stomach takes the shape of a tube or sleeve. The tube-shaped stomach is sealed closed with staples or sutures. The remaining stomach is permanently reduced to a fraction (10-20%) of its original size.

This narrow stomach helps patients eat much smaller portions of food, while allowing 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 with no need to take protein supplements as in gastric bypass surgery. The result of sleeve gastrectomy is less overall hunger, and satiety after eating smaller portions of food. Performed with minimally invasive laparoscopy, the sleeve gastrectomy, is a permanent weight loss solution.

After Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

In the right hands, this is a very safe procedure. Our results are consistently the best in New Jersey and rank among the very top in the country. Most patients lose weight quickly and continue to do so for as long as 18 to 24 months after the procedure. Most patients lose 50-60% of their extra weight. As a result of this weight loss, many patients achieve greatly improved health


The Sleeve Advantage

One major advantage of sleeve gastrectomy is that it also removes stomach cells that produce the hunger hormone, ghrelin. By drastically reducing ghrelin production, the patient’s appetite and sensation of hunger is dramatically reduced or eliminated.

Other advantages:

  • No intestinal bypass or foreign body required
  • No adjustments needed
  • Weight loss equal to or better than bypass or band
  • Safest for patients over 400 pounds
  • Leaves intestinal tract intact
  • Allows normal stomach function

    Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Recovery, Post op Care & Follow-up

    • Surgery takes approximately 1-2 hours to perform.
    • On average, our patients leave the hospital one to two days after gastric sleeve surgery.
    • Return to work varies from one to three weeks depending on the type of work.
    • No heavy lifting (more than 10lbs) is allowed for four to six weeks after surgery.
    • You will have the support of our dedicated team of medical professionals who will work with you on nutrition, exercise, psychological, and physical therapy needs both before surgery and for the long-term.
    • Patients will be on a clear liquid diet for the first 2 weeks immediately following gastric sleeve surgery and then advance to a pureed diet for one week. These foods will be very soft so as to pass through the small, newly formed pouch. The third week consists of soft solid foods.
    • At six months after the surgery, most patients will be on their long-term maintenance diet, which is more or less what and how they will eat for the rest of their lives. The maintenance diet for the most part consists of regular table foods, but in small portions. Most patients describe their meals as child-sized, and they often do not finish what they are served. Patients generally become comfortable eating these small meals and almost always say the loss of the ability to enjoy large meals or certain foods is more than compensated for by being able to successfully control their weight.
    • Patients may expect to lose approximately 60% of their excess body weight during the first two years following surgery.
    • Co-morbid conditions resolve as early as 6-12 months after Sleeve Gastrectomy. Patients experienced resolution rates for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obstructive sleep apnea that are similar to resolution rates for other restrictive procedures such as gastric banding.

    Potential Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy

      Complications after sleeve gastrectomy are rare but can be serious. As described in the seminar, a leak from the staple line or cut portion of the stomach can result in a potentially serious abdominal infection. Other problems may include but are not limited to: bleeding, injury to other organs, blood clots, pulmonary embolism, narrowing of the smaller stomach, wound infection and anesthetic complications. Future endoscopic or surgical procedures may be required. Any gastrointestinal problems should be brought to the attention of your surgeon at any time after your surgery.


      At Advanced Laparoscopic Associates, our team is dedicated to helping people achieve their weight-loss goals. We use the latest, most effective techniques and procedures to help patients achieve and maintain optimal results. For more information on weight-loss surgery or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 201.646.1121 or use our online Request an Appointment form. To sign up for an upcoming seminar, please go to Seminar Sign-up.


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