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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Dr. Goldstein is proud to offer laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) surgery for weight loss in south Jersey - an effective surgical intervention for obese adult patients who have repeatedly failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives such as supervised diet, drugs, exercise, and behavior-modification programs. The sleeve gastrectomy procedure creates an earlier feeling of fullness and limits food consumption, resulting in nutritionally sound and lasting weight loss.


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The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure (also known as gastric sleeve surgery or vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery) involves surgical removal of approximately 70 percent of the stomach, resulting in a new tube or sleeve-like shape to the stomach. The new stomach is roughly about the size of a small banana. The procedure is performed through small incisions made on the abdominal wall, using a special surgical camera, or laparoscope, and special surgical instruments designed to allow skilled surgeons to perform intra-abdominal surgery through tiny holes. The weight loss that results from undergoing the procedure is comparable to other surgical weight loss procedures such as Lap-Band and laparoscopic gastric bypass, but without the implantation of a medical device or re-routing of the small intestine.


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The procedure is being offered as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of bariatric patients, in cooperation with several different experienced bariatric professionals. The comprehensive program includes medical, psychological, nutritional, physiological, and emotional support for patients that have undergone the sleeve gastrectomy operation.


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Dr. Goldstein is proud to be able to offer his patients several different options for pre-operative and post-operative care, ranging in cost. His patients are required to enroll in a bariatric support program, as Dr. Goldstein knows patients do best when enrolled in such a program, but the choice of which program they enroll in is up to the patient. Most bariatric surgeons are not able to offer this choice.


If you are concerned about the cost of weight loss surgery, be sure to attend one of Dr. Goldstein's private, free, no obligation, informational lectures, and he will explain the different options available to you.


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Free informational lectures are offered each month for patients interested in learning more about the procedure. There is absolutely no obligation to make an appointment to see Dr. Goldstein in the office in order to attend the seminar, nor is there any obligation to purchase any products. The lecture is given by Dr. Goldstein himself in an effort to inform those patients that may be considering the different forms of weight loss surgery about the operation.


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Dr. Goldstein's office accepts most forms of insurance for the sleeve gastrecotmy procedure. If your insurance company does not provide coverage for weight loss surgery, the office can make payment options available for you.


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Please print and fill out the Bariatric Surgery Appointment Form if you are scheduled to see Dr. Goldstein in the office about sleeve gastrectomy surgery, and bring it with you to your appointment.


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What makes Dr. Goldstein different from the other bariatric surgeons you may have researched?

Dr. Goldstein is fellowship trained in bariatric surgery. This means he spent an extra year of his surgical training specifically treating patients suffering from obesity. He has been trained by some of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the United States, and therefore has the knowledge and experience to identify and avoid problems that other less experienced surgeons can miss. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein has made every effort to continue his education, even after his fellowship in bariatric surgery, by regularly attending university based courses instructing him in the latest advances in the field of weight loss surgery, so that he can offer his patients the most up-to-date surgical procedures and post-operative care.

Dr. Goldstein is experienced at performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and Lap-Band surgery, and understands the differences not only between the operations, but also between the challenges and lifestyle changes the different patients face. He is an expert at helping those patients who choose to undergo sleeve gastrectomy surgery achieve their goals without confusing them with information meant for gastric bypass or Lap-Band patients.

Dr. Goldstein performs all of the operations himself. There are no surgery fellows, residents, or students performing the operations under his guidance. This is in stark contrast to many of the training institutions around the nation, where junior surgeons learning to do the procedure are performing the operations.

Dr. Goldstein performs all types of advanced laparoscopic surgery and is prepared to handle any situation that may arise in the operating room. Many bariatric surgeons have limited their practice only to weight loss surgery, and thus have not performed other abdominal operations for quite some time. You can rest assured that Dr. Goldstein still maintains all of his surgical skills and credentials, and can offer his patients proper and experienced treatment for a wide array of abdominal problems.

Dr. Goldstein lives in Voorhees, New Jersey with his wife and three children and has established himself in the area. Many bariatric surgeons leave patients wondering if they will be around a few years down the road. “What if my surgeon leaves the area? Whom will I turn to for follow-up care?” Dr. Goldstein has no intention of changing his practice location for the duration of his surgical career.




The bottom line is that Dr. Goldstein is an expert in his field. He performs the surgery and follow-up with the dedication patients not only desire, but require, in order to succeed at achieving lasting weight loss.



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