Gastric sleeve (vertical sleeve gastrectomy) involves the removal of about 80 percent of the stomach and the creation of a smaller “sleeve” for the collection and processing of food. While VSG can be an effective surgery for patients who haven’t had success with other weight loss methods, the procedure isn’t an automatic “cure” for all […]Read More
It’s no secret that diabetes often becomes a growing health concern when individuals are carrying excess weight. According to a Harvard study, people who are obese may be as much 60-times as likely to develop diabetes as those who are within normal weight ranges. While weight loss surgery isn’t meant to be a treatment for […]Read More
When considering gastric sleeve surgery, it is common to have questions. Gastric sleeve surgery, or a sleeve gastrectomy, is a popular surgical option for weight loss. It reduces the size of the stomach by approximately 80 percent to help patients lose weight, and it typically has less risk and less complications than gastric bypass surgery. […]Read More
Gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the best ways to help those who are morbidly obese lose weight. If you are having trouble with weight loss, and you need surgical assistance, then gastric sleeve surgery may be right for you. It is rapidly emerging as a reasonable alternative to traditional roux-en-Y gastric bypass. […]Read More
One of the most common resolutions of the new year is a greater focus on one’s weight and health. A gastric sleeve could be one way to achieve those goals. What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery? Gastric sleeve surgery, performed by a trained bariatric surgeon, is used to help patients reach weight and health goals by […]Read More
Bariatric procedures work in two main ways—by restricting the capacity of the digestive tract or by promoting malabsorption. Both of these mechanisms restrict energy intake and promote weight loss. Whether someone is a candidate for a gastric sleeve or another weight loss procedure depends on several factors and is best determined by a bariatric physician. […]Read More
Gastric sleeve surgery is a safe and effective weight loss procedure with an incredibly high success rate. While the gastric sleeve is minimally invasive compared to other forms of bariatric surgery, it is still a major procedure that requires ample recovery time. Moreover, bariatric procedures like the gastric sleeve require a lifestyle change to maximize […]Read More
If you are scheduled to have gastric sleeve surgery soon, don’t wait to start preparing. While there are certain things you have to do the day or week before, there are a lot of other things that you can begin doing now to lessen your to-do list as the surgery date approaches. Stop Smoking and […]Read More
When other methods of weight loss have not worked for you, a surgical weight loss center may provide you with the hope that you need in order to achieve a healthier weight. Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the methods that surgeons can use as a way to help you to control your food intake. […]Read More
Deciding whether to undergo weight loss surgery is not an easy task, and it’s made even more difficult by the fact that it involves making a generally permanent alteration to one or more major organs. However, now there is a nonsurgical alternative called Orbera. This is a gastric balloon made of silicone that is placed […]Read More
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