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Gastric Sleeve Surgery DFW

Gastric Sleeve Surgery DFW

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Dallas, also called Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a weight loss procedure that reduces the size of the stomach to about the size of a banana. The obvious advantage is that the stomach will not be able to hold as much food as it did before the surgery, helping patients lose weight quickly and effectively. Despite the fact that it is a newer weight loss procedure, Gastric Sleeve Surgery has proven to hold one of the highest success rates not only in the speed of weight loss, but also for weight loss results.  In a study funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, those who had Gastric Sleeve surgery lost about 55.3 pounds in a year. 

Before the surgery, an average stomach can hold around 1 to 1.5 liters of food; after a sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach will hold about 50-100 milliliters. Since this is a non-reversible procedure, lifestyle changes like following a special diet and taking vitamin supplements are essential for success and improved long-term health. To help patients adhere to the program, follow up visits with Expert Surgical are scheduled to help patients achieve optimal results and support them throughout the process. While these follow up visits are helpful to the patient, total follow up for a gastric sleeve procedure is considered to be minimal when compared to other bariatric weight loss procedures.

How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Works

During this procedure, which utilizes minimally invasive techniques, Expert Surgical’s gastric sleeve surgeon will make a few small incisions in the abdomen. Using special laparoscopic devices, the doctor staples the stomach, then removes around 80% of the total volume. There is no banding of the stomach that could cause problems later on, and there is no alteration of the intestines with the Gastric Sleeve Surgery. The recovery time is fast as many gastric sleeve surgeries are same day discharges without a lengthy hospital stay.

Facts about the Gastric Sleeve Surgery 

In morbidly obese patients, comorbidities like Type II Diabetes and high blood pressure can be reversed. Obesity related conditions such as back pain, knee pain and sleep apnea have also been cured with this procedure. Other key takeaway points are:

  • The gastric fundus, a portion of the stomach which produces the hunger hormone Ghrelin, is removed during the sleeve gastrectomy, so hunger may be significantly reduced. 
  • Diet is important, as poor diet or snacking can lead to weight gain and the potential for dumping syndrome
  • Complications and side effects are minimal, and may include infection, bleeding, breathing difficulty or blood clots.
  • This procedure in women is well-suited for pre-pregnancy weight loss 

Want to learn more? Expert Surgical performs weight loss procedures in the DFW area. Find out which is the best option for you! Contact us today.