What is a Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in FAQ

A gastric sleeve is a bariatric surgical procedure that helps to induce weight loss.  It works by decreasing the stomach volume, which in turn causes you to eat less and not feel as hungry.  A gastric sleeve is not actually a sleeve at all.  It involves removing a portion of the stomach, which results in the stomach looking like a sleeve or a tube.  This procedure is usually done laparoscopically, and it is also irreversible.

The Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

There are a variety of advantages that come along with gastric sleeve surgery.  If you have a great deal of weight to lose, and surgery is an option that you are considering, then you will probably want to be well aware of these advantages.

  • Generally performed laparoscopically, which means far less recovery time
  • Generates fast and effective weight loss
  • Helps to improve high blood pressure
  • Helps to improve diabetes
  • Helps to improve high cholesterol
  • Helps to improve sleep apnoea

As you can see, the advantages are numerous.  When it comes to weight loss, most people are well aware that it is not an easy feat.  If you have gotten discouraged and feel that nothing is working for you, then you may want to give the gastric sleeve surgery a try.  It may be a great option for you to consider in helping you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

If you want to lose weight and are considering gastric sleeve surgery, then contact Dr. Candice Silverman’s office today.  Dr. Silverman is a highly experienced Specialist General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon.  Call us and we will schedule you an appointment for a consultation.  We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the procedure.