Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve has become the most-performed surgery. It permanently reduces the size of your stomach, which limits how much food you can eat. It also reduces the secretion of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery would be the ideal solution for a renewed, normal, healthy way of life. This gastric sleeve provides an avenue for long-term weight loss and a reduction of health risks for people who battle morbid obesity.

In this procedure, the stomach is permanently reduced to 10 to 15% of its original size. This is done by removing a section of the stomach and leaving a tube shape, which is sealed with staples. Performed with minimally invasive laparoscopy, the sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the vertical gastrectomy, is a permanent weight loss solution.


The Sleeve Advantage

One of the major advantages of sleeve gastrectomy is that it removes the stomach cells that produce the hunger hormone ghrelin. By drastically reducing ghrelin production, the patient’s appetite and sensation of hunger are dramatically reduced or eliminated.

Other advantages:

  • No intestinal bypass or foreign body required
  • No adjustments needed
  • Weight loss equal to or better than bypass or band
  • Safest for patients over 400 pounds
  • Leaves intestinal tract intact
  • Allows normal stomach function

After the gastric sleeve resection procedure, patients who had previously suffered from diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol show great improvement even after just a few months and when compared with other weight loss surgeries.

How Does the Procedure Work?

With this minimally invasive surgery, the sleeve gastrectomy reduces stomach capacity and appetite hormones, creating a sensation of feeling full faster. The reduction in food intake, along with a healthy diet, leads to long-term weight loss. As a laparoscopic procedure, the surgery requires only tiny incisions, reducing scarring, recovery time, and postoperative discomfort. And with laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery, individual weight loss and nutritional needs can be easily achieved.

For more information on gastric sleeve surgery call our Anniston, Alabama office today at (256) 240-9660 to schedule a personal appointment.

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