Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)

Reinforced Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve VS Gastric Sleeve

What is an APM?

(Absorbable Polymer Membrane)

APM is a type of reinforcement to ensure minimal leakage of the surgical site. A study of over 8,900 Sleeve patients show leak rate lowest with reinforcement of the staple line.



We “invert” the reinforced staple line:


  • Additional strengthening of the staple line and decreasing risk of leaking.
  • Reduction of volume of the sleeve.
  • Additional support may reduce stretching of the sleeve.

No Rerouting of Intestine


Lower Nutritional Deficiencies


Excess Weight Loss in 5 Years

The procedure takes only 45-60 minutes.
Usually a one or two night hospital stay.
Performed laparoscopically, through several small incisions. The portion of the stomach to remain is calibrated with a cylindrical tube to ensure symmetry and function at completion of the procedure.
Suppresses the Hunger Hormone (Ghrelin).
There is no additional Surgeon fee for the staple line reinforcement with APM. The weight loss associated with this procedure helps improve Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cholestrol and more.
Your BMI:
Underweight < 18.5
Normal 18.5-24.9
Overweight 25-29.9
Obese I 30-34.9
Obese II 35-39.9
Morbid Obesity 40+

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