Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Performed at Tampa General Hospital

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is one of the three main surgical weight loss options available at Tampa General Hospital. This procedure reduces the size of the stomach to limit food intake. Many patients also experience less hunger and fewer food and sweet cravings since the procedure removes a large portion of the stomach, including the area where hormones that stimulate hunger are produced. This surgery typically results in the rapid loss of about 50-60 percent of excess body weight.

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is performed at Tampa General Hospital by board certified bariatric surgeons. Our team has helped more than 5,000 patients achieve healthy body weights and enjoy a better quality of life, with our comprehensive weight loss program that is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Individuals interested in sleeve gastrectomy or our other bariatric services should be aware of both our requirements and services that help us guide patients to success, including:

  • Eligibility – Sleeve Gastrectomy is available to patients who are 16 years of age or older and either have a body mass index of 35 kg/m2 or greater with at least one qualifying comorbidity, or a body mass index of 40kg/m2 or greater.
  • Pre-surgery requirements – We require patients to attend a bariatric surgery information session and to develop an understanding of the surgery, as well as the lifestyle changes it requires.
  • Services beyond surgery – Our team of specialists includes dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, and physicians to provide full support before and after surgery. We offer pre-surgery counseling, post-operative care, nutritional interventions, and support groups to aid in the long-term success of reaching a healthy body weight.

Patients who are interested in exploring bariatric surgery options such as sleeve gastrectomy surgery at Tampa General Hospital can call (813) 844-7473 or email bariatriccenter@tgh.org for more information.