After a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or Safe Sleeve, some clients experience weight regain – or they never met the weight loss goal they originally set out for. This does NOT make you a failure!
We are excited to announce that we now have a secondary procedure to offer clients who need additional assistance achieving their desired weight loss.
What Is the SIPS Procedure?
The single-anastomosis duodenal switch, also called stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery (SIPS) – or the Turbo Sleeve.
- Similar to the standard duodenal switch operation, except that the small intestine is only transected at the duodeum.
- The majority of the most stretchable portion of the stomach is permanently removed (as in a standard sleeve) but basic stomach function remains the same. (Since the procedure is only performed as a revision, there are no changes to the current ‘sleeve’ during the operation.)
- Roughly half of the small intestine is bypassed, resulting in a moderate decrease in calorie absorption.