After you’ve gastric sleeve surgery, you can expect to lose at least 50% of your excess weight within two years of surgery. Some people lose even more. If you’re obese and it’s endangering your health, talk to the trusted providers at One Surgical Specialists in Hackensack, New Jersey. Call today or use the online tool to schedule a consultation to learn if you’re a candidate for this effective weight-loss surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a bariatric procedure to help you lose weight. Your surgeon removes around 85% of your stomach during the procedure, reshaping it into a sleeve or tube.
A smaller stomach means you feel full on much less food. You consume fewer calories and lose weight. The procedure also changes the hormone signals between your brain, stomach, and liver.
Gastric sleeve surgery helps you successfully lose excess weight and, as a result, experience improvements in your health like lowered blood pressure and improved diabetes symptoms.
During the procedure, your surgeon makes small incisions using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. A slender tube affixed with a small camera along with tiny instruments is placed through these incisions to make the changes in your stomach’s size. Surgical stables close the incisions.
Gastric sleeve surgery is not reversible, so you have to make sure it’s right for you.
In general, people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater are eligible for the surgery.
If you have a BMI of 35 with health complications due to your size, you could also qualify. Usually, people who decide on gastric sleeve surgery have tried to lose their excess weight using conventional methods but have had little or no success.
You must also be willing to commit to the lifestyle changes that come along with gastric sleeve surgery. Long-term commitment to a healthy diet and exercise help you maintain the positive weight-loss effects of the surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery is often a preferred bariatric surgery because it’s a shorter, simpler procedure than gastric bypass. Gastric sleeve surgery doesn’t require the rerouting of your intestines.
You don’t have any bands or foreign objects in your body after surgery. Your smaller stomach helps you lose weight naturally because it lowers your food consumption and your output of hunger hormones. These chemicals tell your brain that you’re hungry and need to eat.
If you’d like to be considered for gastric sleeve surgery, call One Surgical Specialists today to set up an appointment or use the online tool to schedule.