Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Put a stop to the battle against obesity and win the fight once and for all with gastric sleeve surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery is a highly successful form of bariatric surgery that restricts hunger by reducing the size of the stomach. This means that you can eat smaller meals, cut down on snacks and be better able to follow a healthy diet plan, all without feeling the regular pangs of hunger.
What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery, sometimes called a sleeve gastrectomy procedure, is a popular form of restrictive bariatric surgery. Restrictive procedures focus on reducing hunger and stimulating weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach.
Gastric sleeve surgery makes losing weight more comfortable by:
- Reducing the size of the stomach
- Helping you feel fuller, faster
- Improving quality of life with enhanced weight loss results
In the gastric sleeve procedure more than half of your stomach is entirely removed from the body. What is left behind is a thin, vertical sleeve that is about the size of a banana.
This newly reduced stomach stretches from esophagus to small intestine, allowing digestion to proceed normally. However, because your stomach is now greatly reduced in size, you are going to become full rather quickly after just a small meal or snack.
Who Benefits from Gastric Sleeve?
Gastric sleeve is recommended for those who have struggled with obesity long-term, who have tried losing weight unsuccessfully in the past, and those who are encouraged to lose weight due to obesity-related diseases.
Specifically, the gastric sleeve procedure is recommended for improving health conditions like:
- Type-2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Obstructive sleep apnea
About Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery is performed as a minimally invasive procedure known as laparoscopic surgery. This allows for reduced surgical pain and scarring, and a faster recovery period.
Weight loss can be expected to start immediately following the gastric sleeve surgery. It’s recommended that you work closely with your weight loss surgeon and support team to ensure that you are getting all necessary nutrients for a healthy lifestyle in your newly restricted diet.
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