Start a weight loss surgery journey with gastric sleeve

BANGOR — When weight loss surgery is mentioned, most people think of gastric bypass but, in recent years, the sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve, has surpassed gastric bypass as the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the nation. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, gastric sleeve accounts for nearly 60 percent of bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. today.

What are the benefits of the various kinds of weight loss surgery? What are the qualifications for the procedure? Can surgery help other conditions, like diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea? 

These questions and more will be addressed at a free information session on Wednesday, April 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. with Matthew Sharbaugh, DO, bariatric surgeon, Northern Light Surgical Weight Loss. Dr. Sharbaugh will highlight the various procedures available for weight loss, as well as provide an overview of the comprehensive program that has helps patients see the success they are looking for.

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