Sleeve Gastrectomy 101 - RAD182

Sleeve Gastrectomy 101

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M) and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.7 / 401 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Sleeve gastrectomy is not a new procedure. Resections of the stomach for weight loss were done in the past but because of leaks, the procedures were not continued. Now with the availability of automatic stapling devices, the procedure can be done safely with a much lower rate of leaks. The basic aim of sleeve gastrectomy is to reduce the size and volume of the stomach, which in turn changes neural and hormonal regulatory mechanisms and leads to weight loss. The reduction in stomach capacity restricts food intake, increases early satiety and enables weight loss while at the same time preserving stomach function. Sleeve gastrectomy removes a significant part of the stomach, which contains glands that produce the appetite-stimulating peptide ghrelin. Sleeve gastrectomy results in a curved slender tube with a volume capacity that ranges from 60 mL to 200 mL.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, registered dietitians, imaging technologists and laboratory professionals with information about sleeve gastrectomy, interprofessional care when it is performed, and its potential complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List some common weight loss medications and describe the indications, contraindications and complications for sleeve gastrectomy, as well as the role of imaging in evaluating potential complications
  • Review the advantages of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy compared to a laparotomy and the importance of interprofessional care
  • Explain the nutritional management of patients who have undergone a sleeve gastrectomy and their dietary needs the first four weeks post-op

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, dietitians, imaging technologists and laboratory professionals.
Imaging technologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 08/01/2017 to 09/01/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 8/24/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/24/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/31/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Cheryl H - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Oct 10, 2019
fascinating information
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Andrew S - Celina, TX  ·  Sep 20, 2019
excellent presentation of material
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Lynn M - Plano, TX  ·  Sep 12, 2019
n/a it was informative and nothing more to say
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Anna R - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Sep 02, 2019
Most of my patient load are gastric sleeve patients.
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Matthew F - El Mirage, AZ  ·  Aug 26, 2019
1.5 3. This course describes the complications and after care of the sleeve gastrectomy procedure as well as the risks associated with the procedure.
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Price: $10.00
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