If you have tried everything from exercise to calorie restriction to diet programs and are still nowhere near your weight-loss goals, it may be time to look into gastric sleeve surgery treatment. Also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, this weight loss surgery has become extremely popular among patients who wish to lose weight once and for all, and keep it off. If you are considering bariatric surgery, here is what you need to know about gastric sleeve surgery and how it can help you achieve your ideal weight so you can look and feel better than ever!
How Does a Gastric Sleeve Work?
Gastric sleeve surgery consists in the laparoscopic removal of 80% of the stomach leaving behind a banana shaped gastric “sleeve” shaped remnant. By actually reducing the size of the stomach, the gastric sleeve helps patients feel more full faster. The result is a sharp decrease in daily caloric intake, leading to significant weight loss. Research has shown that this is also partly due to a decrease in the production of ghrelin, a hunger-inducing hormone that is predominantly produced in the part of the stomach that the gastric sleeve procedure removes. Because of this, the patient is able to lose the desired amount of weight and keep from putting it back on.
What Are the Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
In addition to the significant weight loss you can expect over the course of 18 months following your surgery, gastric sleeve surgery is beneficial in a number of ways, including:
- No need for re-routing intestines, as is necessary in gastric bypass surgery
- No major lifestyle changes- patients should just try to eat a sensible diet and do light exercise regularly
- Shorter operating and recovery time than gastric bypass surgery
- Fast weight-loss results
- Less malnutrition and other complications than gastric bypass surgery
Are There Any Side Effects?
While there is always a possibility of complication anytime you undergo a surgery, the complication rates for gastric sleeve surgery is much lower than that of a full gastric bypass. Rarely patients can develop a staple line leak or worsening of reflux symptoms.
If you have been struggling with your weight for years, now may be the perfect time to look into gastric sleeve surgery through The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles. With several convenient locations, including providing gastric sleeve in Rancho Cucamonga, our dedicated team of caring medical professionals is here to help you achieve the weight-loss goals you’ve been dreaming of!
Call The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles today at 877-923-7546 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. David Davtyan. The path to a new you begins with just one call! 1-877-9BE-SLIM.
Posted on behalf of Dr. David G. Davtyan MD, FACS, FICS