Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Austin

Gastric Sleeve

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  • Treatment Type

    Surgery

  • Duration of Results

    With support groups and follow-up visits, we’ll help you maintain lifelong results

Effective Weight Loss

Our bodies are not designed to lose weight. B+A Surgeons have spent the last 15 years helping patients overcome this through comprehensive programs that support long-term, sustainable weight loss.

During gastric sleeve surgery, we remove approximately 85% of the stomach to restrict food intake and reduce hunger signals to the brain. As a result, patients experience significant weight loss.

We know surgery can seem intimidating, but our team is here to support you along every step of the way. You’ll feel at ease with our surgeons, Dr. Basa or Dr. Abando, who will spend the first appointment getting to know you, your medical history, and thoroughly discussing your treatment options.

Together, we will decide if gastric sleeve surgery is right for you.

What is a Gastric Sleeve?

A Sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve, is another effective restrictive procedure that reduces the capacity of the stomach, forcing patients to eat smaller meals and consume fewer calories. After undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, most of our patients report feeling satiety consuming fewer calories due to the restrictive nature of the procedure.

Our surgeons, who practice in the Austin area, can determine whether a sleeve gastrectomy is an appropriate treatment in your case.

How it Works

The Details

During the surgery, bariatric surgeons Alan Abando, M.D., and Nicole Basa, M.D. remove approximately 70% of the stomach, leaving a small, banana-shaped stomach pouch and the intestines fully intact.

After a sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach can hold only a small amount of food; patients can eat no more than a few ounces of food at each meal.

Patients feel full sooner than they did before surgery. Unlike the Roux-en-Y procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) does not modify the digestive tract, so the body’s normal absorption of calories is unaffected.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

A laparoscopic surgery typically means a reduced risk of complications or infection, a decreased recovery time, and less pain associated with the surgery. During laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, our surgeon makes several small incisions and inserts a tiny camera under the skin.

The camera projects the image of the internal organs onto a screen in the operating room so that the surgeon can monitor the progress of the surgery. Using small instruments, the surgeon makes precise surgical movements to complete the procedure.

 

Key Benefits

  • The intestines are unchanged by the surgery; therefore, patients do not experience nutritional deficiencies that can occur with Roux-en-Y surgery.
  • The stomach can hold only a small amount of food, so calorie intake is drastically lessened.

About Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Learn more about sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) surgery in Austin.

Real Patient Results

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    Katy

    Total Weight Loss: 125 lbs.

    “Everyone says it’s not about the numbers, but let’s face it, it’s about the numbers! One year ago today I had my gastric sleeve surgery at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. I had my last follow-up appointment this morning with Jessica, and took a walk down memory lane with Melissa by my side. I had no idea how emotional that “walk” would be, standing in the pre-op area, taking these surgiversary photos…”

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    Ginger

    “I am extremely grateful for the journey I have been on. On December 16, 2010 I began this journey with Dr. Basa. After that appointment I had made the decision that I was going to for sure have gastric bypass surgery. On April 11, 2011 I was excitedly nervous but extremely ready! From that moment on I have not looked back!”

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    Patt

    Total Weight Loss: 106 lbs.

    Patt has made amazing progress after surgery. She had struggled with her weight for over 30 years but since her surgery she has lost over 106 lbs.!

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Meet Your Doctors

Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando are board-certified general surgeons with extensive experience in bariatric surgery.

Combined, these surgeons have performed over 3,000 bariatric procedures. In 2019, they pursued specialized training in aesthetics to help patients continue their journey to better self-confidence. If you are looking for a bariatric surgeon in Cedar Park, learn more about our doctors.

Meet Dr. BasaMeet Dr. Abando

Hear from our incredible patients

  • I went to Dr. Abando for my initial consult… The doctors, staff, and facilities are excellent. Everyone is very supportive and ready to help at any time…

    T.F.F.

    I went to Dr. Abando for my initial consult. He welcomed me with a big smile and he took the time to listen to each of my concerns. They have a well thought-out program that is designed to educate you on their life-changing procedures. The doctors, staff, and facilities are excellent. Everyone is very supportive and ready to help at any time. I would highly recommend Dr. Basa, Dr. Abando, and Jessica Fowler to anyone who is interested in Bariatric surgery.

    T.F.F.

  • I have tried a handful of med spas since moving to the Austin area… The service, and the results are absolutely perfection. I couldn’t be happier…

    Amanda M.

    I have tried a handful of med spas since moving to the Austin area. I am from the Los Angeles area and have high expectations of the services provided in B+A is the first med spa I have been to that is on par with the med spas in Los Angeles. the service, and the results are absolutely perfection. I couldn’t be happier. Kristin is absolutely amazing and knowledgeable. She has a customer for life.

    Amanda M.

  • Dr. Basa performed my gastric sleeve 16 months ago… [she] is not only excellent in her skill, but is also a very warm, friendly person.

    John H.

    Dr. Basa performed my gastric sleeve 16 months ago. I have lost 120 pounds. Dr. Basa is not only excellent in her skill, but is also a very warm, friendly person. Thanks

    John H.

  • I have no words for this review. Dr. Basa saved my life and I am forever grateful. I was on the fence at first but now I realized this was the best decision I ever made…

    Gisele N.

    I have no words for this review. Dr. Basa saved my life and I am forever grateful. I was on the fence at first but now I realized this was the best decision I ever made. The office and doctors are very friendly and care about their patients. I almost went somewhere else before coming here and you were just a number there not to mention the doctor does not even live or work in the area (he was from Dallas). They have a fool proof plan that is easy to follow and offer their own products (protein powders, vitamins, etc) which makes it easier to obtain and keep track. All health issues have went away and I am my healthiest in years. I am now 80 pounds down and still going. I highly, highly recommend Dr Basa or Dr. Abando. Thank you both!!!

    Gisele N.

  • I absolutely love this place. Everyone from the staff to the surgeons are fantastic… If you’re looking to have bariatric surgery, this is the place to go.

    Melissa A.

    I absolutely love this place. Everyone from the staff to the surgeons are fantastic. I spoke with Dr. Abando in August 2017 and after talking to him I felt so relaxed and calm and ready to take the next step.

    If you’re looking to have bariatric surgery, this is the place to go.

    Melissa A.

  • The talented Dr. Basa was very personable and gave me a successful surgery… The facility is always clean and their equipment looks new. I highly recommend!

    Kai T.

    I have had an amazing experience here! The front desk customer service is always friendly and helpful. My dietitian, Kelsey is knowledgeable and guided me onto achieving realistic goals. The talented Dr. Basa was very personable and gave me a successful surgery. Every person that I have met along my journey which started last fall (2022) has been wonderful! The facility is always clean and their equipment looks new. I highly recommend!

    Kai T.

  • The employees are so incredibly kind and helpful. They treat you with empathy and zero judgement on how you perceive yourself…

    Heather S.

    The employees are so incredibly kind and helpful. They treat you with empathy and zero judgement on how you perceive yourself. They build you up while helping you achieve the results you’re looking for.

    Heather S.

  • They take your time into consideration and work with you on getting an appointment that works for you! Their knowledge of the treatments is next level…

    Amber E.

    Extremely friendly staff! They take your time into consideration and work with you on getting an appointment that works for you! Their knowledge of the treatments is next level. They give you multiple treatment options and even have an in-house financing card that’s super easy to sign up for. I’ll definitely be coming back!

    Amber E.

  • The B+A staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in identifying services that are right for you. I’m amazed with my results from Emsella!…

    Stephanie B.

    The B+A staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in identifying services that are right for you. I’m amazed with my results from Emsella! I can now laugh with confidence and not worry about saying, “Stop, you’re going to make me pee!”

    Stephanie B.

  • All the services I’ve received at B&A have been extraordinary! … I’m so thankful to the amazing staff for my skin looks years younger! Highly recommend…

    Andrea W.

    All the services I’ve received at B&A have been extraordinary! I regularly schedule HydroFacials with Monica, who is professional while also personable! I thoroughly enjoy the facials as they are so relaxing with a heated table for additional comfort. I’m so thankful to the amazing staff for my skin looks years younger! Highly recommend anyone looking for a HydroFacial B&A is the place for you.

    Andrea W.

  • …Even my husband and four little ones are happy Momma is doing special face dates to treat myself. See y’all next month!

    Amanda K.

    Beautiful office and the most lovely ladies around. Monica, Kaitlyn, Kristin, Brittany.. all I have met on the team have been incredibly kind and helpful in guiding me to care for my skin better. The hydrafacials are wonderful and partnering the Revision Skincare line along with the hydrafacials has made a difference in my skin in a short time. Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando are really lovely and easy to talk to which is icing on the cake. Thanks for giving me tools and helping me to care for myself better. Even my husband and four little ones are happy Momma is doing special face dates to treat myself. See y’all next month!

    Amanda K.

  • My first experience with him he literally saved my life. Dr. Abando is an excellent surgeon with amazing bedside manner…

    Eve G.

    Dr Abando is an excellent surgeon with amazing bedside manner. My first experience with him he literally saved my life. Each experience since has been wonderful. My older son sees him as well for abdominal issues and loves him just as much and I refer him to every friend I have needing some kind of abdominal surgery. His staff are kind and efficient. I highly suggest using him.

    Eve G.

Our Approach

With you from start to finish

Our comprehensive bariatric program provides lifelong support to help you succeed.

We are available to help

If you ever have questions, B+A Surgeons is standing by to provide educational resources and personalized advice.

We have your best interest in mind

Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando are not just highly experienced bariatric surgeons—they are dedicated members of the community who care about doing the right thing for each individual patient.

Preparing for Surgery

Surgery is a major stress on the body. At B+A Surgeons, we want you to be fully prepared—both physically and mentally—for what to expect. To help ensure the best outcome, we require patients to take the following steps in preparation for weight loss surgery: 

  • Lose 5-10% of their starting weight to decrease intra-abdominal fat and to shrink the liver to enable the surgery to go safely.
  • Seek counseling for emotional eating (if necessary) 
  • Complete cardiopulmonary stress testing (if certain risk factors are present) 
  • Drink at least 64oz of water daily
  • Start walking for exercise 
  • Eat healthy
  • Eliminate grazing or snacking multiple times a day
  • Eat breakfast in the morning
  • Eat slowly and practice chewing your food 20-30 times
  • Put your fork/spoon down between bites
Dr. Basa and patient discussing duodenal switch in Cedar Park.
Surgeons performing gastric sleeve in Cedar Park

Recovering From Surgery 

We perform all of our minimally invasive bariatric surgeries with the assistance of a surgical robot. This helps decrease pain at the incision sites and reduces the recovery time you’ll need after the procedure. Typically, patients will stay overnight after surgery; however, at times we can perform the gastric sleeve surgery as an outpatient procedure. 

Most patients are up and walking within hours after surgery. You’ll follow a strict dietary progression after your procedure, starting with clear liquids, then moving to full liquids, purées, soft solids, and eventually moving to a regular diet within 2 to 3 months.

Support After Surgery

When we perform a gastric sleeve surgery in Austin, we follow patients for life. Bariatric surgery is a challenging journey, and we are here to support you through it—from the actual procedure to many years down the road. With our comprehensive program, we set up patients for long-term success through: 

  • A monthly bariatric support group run by our registered dietitian and health coach
  • We host a private  Facebook support group of only B+A Surgeons patients 
  • A Mood and Food support group run by a licensed therapist who had bariatric surgery over a decade ago with Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Gastric Sleeve Surgery