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News: Centegra physician performs first Sleeve Gastrectomy in McHenry County

Centegra Weight Loss Surgery Center surgeon, Amir Heydari, MD, recently performed the area’s first Sleeve Gastrectomy to help put a local patient on the road to successful weight loss.

The Sleeve Gastrectomy is a laparoscopic surgical procedure, which permanently reduces the size of the stomach to allow for reduced hunger and weight loss. It is a restrictive procedure that allows the patient to feel full and satisfied with less food. Reduced volume of food combined with additional lifestyle changes helps patients to lose weight and improve their quality of health and life.

The Sleeve Gastrectomy is a newer procedure and is just one of the many surgical options available to obese patients who have chosen surgery to help improve their health.

The first procedure was performed on December 18, 2007 and the patient is doing and feeling great and is very excited about the changes that are already happening for her. She has lost approximately 45 pounds.