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The Gastric Sleeve procedure is highly effective in treating obesity¹. Gastric Sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical gastric sleeve or gastric sleeve resection surgery, is an excellent option for those who struggle with excess weight and haven’t had success with traditional methods of diet and exercise.

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How Does Gastric Sleeve Work?

The Gastric Sleeve restricts food intake by reducing the size of the stomach. Additionally, studies have shown that this procedure reduces ghrelin, which is a hormone that is responsible for hunger and cravings². This surgery is typically done laparoscopically, which may minimize scarring and lead to faster recovery time.* During the procedure, the surgeon removes approximately 70% of the stomach. The new, smaller stomach is tube shaped and retains the natural openings at the top and bottom. The newly shaped stomach fills quickly, so patients feel satisfied with much smaller amounts of food.

Gastric Sleeve does not require repositioning of the intestines and does not involve any devices, and is widely regarded as a safe and effective surgery which can also help treat conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension.

Is gastric sleeve surgery a good option for me?

Many factors are taken into consideration when deciding whether or not you are a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery. After thorough assessment and physical examination, Dr. Pablo Garcia will discuss the various treatment options that will be of benefit to you. Around 70% of our patients qualify for gastric sleeve surgery.

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve

  • Reduction in the hunger hormone Ghrelin
  • Many patients with Type 2 Diabetes see improvement in their disease²
  • Improvement in conditions such as sleep apnea, hypertension, high cholesterol, and joint pain³
  • Digestion is not altered, so postoperative vitamin deficiencies are minimal
  • Better success rates than diet and exercise alone, with average weight loss of 65% of excess body weight¹¹


We provide pre-surgical evaluations and perform surgical procedures in our main office located at Luis F. Thomén # 457 Dominican Medical Center Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Obesity is a complex and chronic medical disease. From the clinical history and eating behaviors to a series of psychological concerns, our patients are thoroughly evaluated by a multidisciplinary team. Our team uses the latest in research, technology, nutritional, behavioral and psychological support to provide our patients the best possible care.

Due to our experience with all bariatric surgery options, our experts can accurately recommend the best surgical treatment for each patient.