Do you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 40 and have associated medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea? You may want to consider gastric sleeve surgery and speak to a qualified bariatric surgeon.

If you live in the Atlanta metropolitan area, you can turn to Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery. We have a specialized facility located just over two hours outside of the city where our certified bariatric surgeon performs gastric sleeve surgery.

To schedule a gastric sleeve consultation with our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Long, contact Birmingham Minimally Invasive by phone, (205) 833-6907, or make a request online.

About Gastric Sleeve Surgery

One of the most popular types of bariatric surgery, or what is more commonly known as weight loss surgery, is gastric sleeve. Gastric sleeve surgery is a restrictive procedure that helps obese and morbidly obese individuals to shed excess weight.

Bariatric surgeons can perform gastric sleeve surgery laparoscopically, making it a minimally invasive procedure. The surgery alters your stomach structure, causing you to fill up quickly and consume fewer calories. Patients who undergo gastric sleeve surgery typically see a 50-70% reduction in excess weight over the first two years (though individual results will vary).

The Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Gastric sleeve surgery is an outpatient procedure that Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery’s certified surgeon performs at our facility two hours outside Atlanta, Georgia.

At the start of the procedure, Dr. Long will administer general anesthesia to put you to sleep. He will then make five small incisions to your abdomen. Using a laparoscope and specialized surgical equipment, Dr. Long will remove 80-90% of your stomach. He will join the small remainder of your stomach together with surgical staples.

Dr. Long can complete gastric sleeve surgery in an under an hour.

Recovery From Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Immediately following the procedure, the Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery team will provide you with pain medication. We will get you started on a liquid diet that we require you to follow for several days.

Gastric sleeve is a minimally invasive surgery. You can expect an easier, faster recovery. Most of our patients at Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery can return home to Atlanta within the day.

Qualified & Reliable Bariatric Surgeon Near Atlanta, GA

While surgeons can perform bariatric surgery laparoscopically, you should not take the procedure lightly. You should do ample research and talk to a qualified bariatric surgeon to determine if weight loss surgery is right for you.

Fortunately, Dr. Long is here to help. Dr. Long is an award-winning, board-certified surgeon who specializes in bariatrics. He has been performing bariatric surgery since 2002 and has helped hundreds of patients at Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery to shed excess weight and achieve outstanding results.

Dr. Long has one-on-one consultations with each of our patients to discuss their medical history, weight loss goals, and surgical options. He can determine if gastric sleeve surgery is a viable option for you! Plus, he can answer any of your questions about the procedure and recovery process.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Long at the Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery facility, contact us by phone, (205) 833-6907, or via our contact form.