Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

Using daVinci Robot in Macon, Georgia

Sleeve gastrectomy using DaVinci Robot is one of the latest advancements in weight loss surgery.
You may have heard sleeve gastrectomy referred to as sleeve surgery or vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Bagnato offers the sleeve gastrectomy in Macon, Georgia for people who are struggling with weight control and are ready for a solution that shows similar results to the Gastric Bypass with less risk.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

Is Sleeve Gastrectomy the right weight loss surgery for you?

During a sleeve gastrectomy surgery, Dr. Bagnato reduces the size of your stomach by as much as 85%. Your remaining stomach resembles a long slender tube similar in size and shape to a banana. Your new stomach holds only a few ounces of food helping you to lose weight by reducing the amount of food you need to eat to feel full.

Weight Loss Without Hunger

Even though you are eating significantly less food than before your surgery, people who have sleeve gastrectomy surgery rarely feel hungry. This reduced hunger is because the part of the stomach that Dr. Bagnato removes is responsible for secretion of a hormone called Ghrelin. This hunger hormone is responsible for the sensations most of us experience as hunger.

Sleeve Surgery with Robotic Assistance

To perform sleeve surgery with even greater safety, Dr. Bagnato uses the da Vinci robot. This robot is an advanced surgical instrument that Dr. Bagnato controls during the operation.
During the Sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach is cut and sealed lengthwise to create the new sleeve stomach. Using the da Vinci robot significantly reduces the risk of leakage along this long staple line.

Why use the Robot?

  • Dr. Bagnato has a 3D high definition view onside your body during surgery giving him better visualization of the operation area
  • The Instruments bend and rotate more than possible with human hands.
  • It provides greater precision and control than regular laparoscopic techniques.
  • The da Vinci results in a much lower rate of leaks developing after surgery
  • Most hospital stays are shorter than with non-robotic surgery
  • The rate of re-operation is lower in robot-assisted surgeries.

Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy


Sleeve gastrectomy produces rapid and effective weight loss that compares well with gastric bypass without the need for rerouting the intestines. Although individual results will vary, people who have gastric sleeve surgery may lose an average of 50 to 70 percent of their excess body weight after surgery.*

Sleeve gastrectomy is also useful in helping to reduce the severity and in some cases resolve other medical issues related to obesity such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea

Like Lap-Band, sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive weight loss procedure. However, however, it does not require periodic adjustments after surgery.

Other benefits of the sleeve gastrectomy are:

  • Reduced risk of infection
  • No foreign objects in the body
  • Reduced risk of vitamin deficiencies
  • Interested in Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bagnato to help you assess your lifestyle and assist you to find a weight loss surgery option that suits you best.