Sleeve Gastrectomy 101

gastric sleeve diet HoustonDeciding to have gastric sleeve surgery in Houston is an important step toward reclaiming your well-being. The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve or sleeve surgery, has become the most popular choice for patients who undergo weight loss procedures. A surgeon can perform gastric sleeve by making several small incisions in the abdomen, rather than one large incision. The minimally invasive approach to bariatric surgery means that patients will have a shorter stay in the hospital and an accelerated overall recovery time. In addition, the rate of complications is minimal compared to other procedures.

During the procedure, the surgeon relies on tiny instruments to remove about 80% of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a long tube, similar to a sleeve or a banana. By altering the patient’s anatomy in such a way, sleeve gastrectomy can produce incredible weight loss results. In about six to 12 months, patients may expect to lose about 70% of their excess body weight.

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