Sleeve gastrectomy (also referred to as Gastric Sleeve) is a relatively new, restrictive weight loss procedure that limits food intake; the surgeon laparoscopically removes approximately 60 percent of the stomach leaving it shaped like a tube or sleeve.
Dr. Jay Kumar
With over 32 years of surgical experience and having successfully completed over 3,100 bariatric procedures, Dr. Jay has become a top choice for Houstonians seeking weight loss surgery. Dr. Jay is one of the premier Bariatric surgeons in the Houston area and operates at University General Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City, both of which are certified by the Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery . Dr. Jay is a board certified general surgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Currently, Dr. Jay performs a wide variety of bariatric surgeries including the Roux-en-y gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, adjustable gastric banding, bilio-pancreatic diversion and duodenal switch. Dr. Jay is also among a specialized group of surgeons in Houston offering revisional bariatric surgery. When he is not scrubbed into the Operating Room, Dr. Jay enjoys dabbling with photography, jogging with his dogs and testing out new recipes with his wife and three daughters.