Bariatric / Weight Loss Surgery

Surgery Specialists of Hot Springs provide Gastric Sleeve Surgery, a type of bariatric or weight loss surgery.  Here is a link to the Patient Questionnaire:  Bariatric Surgery Patient History Questionnaire

Gastric sleeve surgery works by removing a large portion of the stomach, leaving a banana-shaped “sleeve” that connects the esophagus to the small intestines. Unlike the more invasive gastric bypass and duodenal switch, gastric sleeve surgery does not rearrange the digestive system. This results in a lower complication rate, fewer malabsorption problems and a quicker recovery.

For patients with a body mass index over 50, the gastric sleeve (GS) is sometimes used as a “first step” to get the weight down before moving forward with a more complicated procedure such as the duodenal switch or gastric bypass surgery. It has been performed on patients ranging from 12 to 79 years of age.  To learn more, visit this website: