Our surgeons perform the sleeve gastrectomy as a laparoscopic procedure.
Our Bariatric Support Group is a free service to our communities.
Request an appointment by calling one of our surgeon's offices or online in your patient portal.
Contact the Pre-Op Clinic by calling 217-466-4724.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death. Weight loss has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality related to obesity.
Nearly two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Whether the extra pounds are a result of genetics, metabolism or lifestyle, their health is at risk. They are more likely to have developed, or have increased risk to develop, many health problems (co-morbidities), such as:
Our surgeons perform the sleeve gastrectomy as a laparoscopic procedure. This involves making small incisions in the abdomen and performing the procedure using a video camera (laparoscope) and long instruments that are placed through these small incisions.
With sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach is made smaller by stapling and dividing the majority of the stomach and removing it from the body, leaving a narrow gastric “tube” or “sleeve.” The hormone produced by the stomach is also reduced. This hormone is found to play a very important role in regulating hunger and modulating energy distribution and expenditure.
Paris Community Hospital
721 East Court Street
Paris, IL 61944
727 East Court Street
Paris, IL 61944
112 W. Madison Ave.
Chrisman, IL 61924
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