Our Operations

We’ve Changed Our Name

We have change our name from West Coast Bariatric Surgery to Richmond Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery to reflect the location of our program and the current role of bariatric surgery in the treatment of comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, etc.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

What is a LaparoscopicSleeve Gastrectomy?

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

A Sleeve Gastrectomy is an operation in which a thin, vertical sleeve of stomach is created and the rest of the stomach is removed.  The sleeve is the size of a banana.

How does it work?

The reduced stomach size helps you to feel full sooner and limits the amount of food you can eat.  Food passes through the digestive tract in the usually order therefore allowing for normal digestion and absorption.  Your appetite will also decrease.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Video