Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery helps to induce weight loss by reducing food intake in a simple procedure in which the surgeon will remove approximately 75% of the patient’s stomach, resulting in a new tube or “sleeve” like stomach shape that in turn holds less food. In addition, the removal of this portion of the stomach reduces the body‘s level of ghrelin, a hormone commonly referred to as the hunger hormone. As a result, patients’ appetites are substantially suppressed and reduced. Originally used for patients with extremely high BMI that were deemed ineligible for alternative forms of bariatric surgery, laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery is now a viable option for lower BMI patients as a restrictive weight loss alternative to gastric bypass and gastric banding procedures.


With laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery there is no foreign implantation into the body, as with the adjustable gastric band, and no complex intestinal change or rearrangement, as with gastric bypass.

The results of laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery are rapid and effective, with statistics reporting that the weight loss associated with the procedure ranges up to 60% of the patient’s excess weight.

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Memorial Weight Loss Surgery of New Mexico

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Located in the Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico – between the stunning Organ Mountains and the rambling Rio Grande – Memorial Weight Loss Center serves the 300,000 residents of Las Cruces New Mexico, Doña Ana County and El Paso Texas by performing bariatric procedures including Gastric Bypass surgery, Gastric Sleeve surgery and LAP-Band surgery. We offer the latest minimally invasive laparoscopic weight loss procedures available in the nation today. Our comprehensive weight loss surgery procedures include comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative care for our patients. Our weight loss surgery clinic in Las Cruces New Mexico provides the latest in diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services , all for the inpatient and outpatient.

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