What Are the Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy?
In a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, Dr. Jay use laparoscopic surgery to reshape the stomach. The procedure shrinks its overall size, which means that you will feel fuller on a smaller amount of food. Learn below about several other benefits that surgery can offer.
Unlike in a LAP-BAND procedure, sleeve gastrectomy removes the portion of the stomach that is responsible for stimulating hunger. Taking away this part makes it even easier for you to manage when, what, and how much you eat.
The Reduction of Co-Morbid Conditions
Weight loss isn’t just about giving you the ability to get around more easily and to be more confident in your appearance. Losing weight through bariatric surgery can significantly decrease or eliminate related conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and acid reflux.
Faster Recovery and Faster Weight Loss after Sleeve Gastrectomy
The laparoscopic approach that Dr. Jay uses only requires a small incision. This reduces your time and discomfort in recovery. Also, while both LAP-BAND and sleeve gastrectomy patients experience about the same weight loss at five years post-surgery, sleeve gastrectomy patients will shed weight more quickly and may notice a change in their appearance sooner.
The sleeve gastrectomy procedure actually reshapes the stomach, which means that there is no long-term risk of erosion, slip, or infection. The stomach continues working like before as part of the digestive tract (unlike with a gastric bypass, in which food is re-routed to the lower intestine.)
LAP-BAND can be a great solution for many patients, but it does require ongoing adjustments at Dallas Bariatric Center. Sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t since there is no band involved. In addition, patients can tolerate a larger variety of foods than patients who have other bariatric procedures.
Sleeve gastrectomy may be right for you if you have a body mass index of 38+ and meet other health criteria. Schedule an appointment with Dallas Bariatric Center to learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Email or call Dallas Bariatric Center at 972-331-1111 for an appointment.