Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Why Decide To Go This Route?

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With the various different weight loss surgeries, procedures, and techniques, one of the more popular weight loss solution is a Sleeve Gastrectomy, or also known as the Gastric Sleeve Surgery. This type of surgery is minimally invasive and has proven to be effective due to the fact that it reduces the size of the stomach. Being that your stomach size is drastically reduced, your body is limited in its food capacity, which allows you to lose weight quicker and keep it off.

Advantages, Why Consider Gastric Sleeve Surgery In Los Angeles?

There are many advantages to choosing the gastric sleeve surgery. One major advantage is that this type of surgery has proven to be more effective than the gastric band, while also not requiring placement of a foreign object into your body. The gastric sleeve surgery also proves to have less risks as gastric bypass, while still being almost as effective. With the gastric sleeve surgery, patients lose, on average, about 60-70% of their extra body weight. Patients have also reported that this surgery in specific has treated their diabetes, high blood pressure, and more. Not to mention, many patients have experienced diabetes remission, which is amazing for those who are dealing with health complications as a result of obesity. When contemplating your weight loss options, gastric sleeve surgery is one to definitely consider.

Risks Of Gastric Sleeve?

With all of the amazing benefits that the gastric sleeve surgery provides, it is also important to outline the risks that are associated with this type of procedure. When undergoing surgery such as weight loss surgery, there can be potential health risks that are both short and long term. Some risks include: excessive bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, blood clots, infections, breathing problems, or leaks from the surgery incision. In regards to more long term risks associated with gastric sleeve surgery, they may be: hernias, gastroesophageal reflux, gastrointestinal obstruction, vomiting, malnutrition, and hypoglycemia.

Results Of Gastric Sleeve?

After surgery, maintaining your health is vital. It is important to be realistic about weight loss surgery and realize that it is not a “one-and-done” type of journey. Weight loss solutions are a journey, and it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle post-op. First and foremost, any type of weight loss surgery can be emotional, whether that means joy or sadness. Following your surgery, be sure to check in with yourself and your mental state, and communicate with your support system about how you’re feeling. In respect to your diet, your surgeon will outline what you can eat and at what stage of healing you can begin to eat particular foods. At the beginning of your journey after surgery, your surgeon may require you to be on a clear liquid diet for a while. Clear liquids may include: water, sugar-free beverages and juices, diet gelatin, non-carbonated beverages, clear broths, and so forth. Eventually you may be able to move onto protein drinks and pureed soft foods. After about six weeks you should be able to eat regular foods, but in small quantities. Again, the size of your stomach will shrink so you will only be able to consume small portions of food. Another essential part of living a healthy lifestyle is exercise. Within the first six weeks after your surgery, you should not lift more than 15 lbs., however it is okay to exercise to your pain threshold. It should also be noted to avoid abdominal exercises for eight to twelve weeks following your surgery, as your incision will need to heal.

Why Consider Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles

When deciding on whether or not gastric sleeve surgery is right for you, feel free to reach out to our staff here at the Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles and gather more information. We here at the Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles have a highly skilled staff who are eager to work alongside you in your weight loss journey. Our very own Dr. Davtyan has worked as a weight loss surgeon in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years, and has become a renowned and highly-respected weight loss surgeon within his career. With thousands of satisfied and successful patients, allow Dr. Datvyan to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Give us a call and reclaim your body, and your life, today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. David G. Davtyan MD, FACS, FICS

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