The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical weight loss procedure that is commonly performed by
Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul
Dr. Pascal Bortz
During surgery, Olde Del Mar's Provider Team will remove about 85% of the stomach in order to reduce the patient's food intake while still allowing for the full absorption of nutrients. Olde Del Mar's Provider Team performs the procedure laparoscopically to ensure smaller incisions and quicker recovery time.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a minimally invasive bariatric procedure. Removing part of the stomach leaves behind a sleeve-shaped section which is then sealed closed with staples and reinforced with stitches. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 1 hour.
Although Olde Del Mar's Provider Team's surgical expertise minimizes the risks, potential gastric sleeve complications still exist. These complications include staple separation, leakage, bleeding, or the emergence of acid reflux.
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Hospital Recovery Time:
Most patients are able to leave the hospital the next day following surgery.
Time Off Work: The average time off work following a sleeve gastrectomy procedure is between two and four weeks.
Follow Up Visits: Patients are followed by our team for 1 year post-op.
Diet: Following a strict diet after gastric sleeve surgery will be vital to minimizing post-procedure complications and achieving your weight loss goals. On your gastric sleeve diet, you will eat smaller and more frequent meals, transitioning from clear liquids to soft foods to solid meals. It is important to avoid sugary desserts, processed snacks, and fried foods.
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Gastric sleeve surgery is intended for individuals that may not be eligible for other bariatric procedures (such as a
) because of health risks or an extremely high BMI. This is due to the fact that a sleeve gastrectomy procedure preserves normal stomach function, allowing the digestion process to fully occur.
Sleeve surgery leads to significant weight loss, reduced feelings of hunger, and a lower risk of ulcers or vitamin deficiency that are associated with other bariatric procedures. In addition, the operation can improve or eliminate conditions related to obesity, including:
At Olde Del Mar Surgical in San Diego, we believe in customizing the type of surgery to the patients’ needs, expectations, and unique medical conditions. We value the input of our registered dietitian, clinical psychologist, and referring physicians when we recommend the choice of surgery for an individual patient.
Olde Del Mar's Provider Team has performed hundreds of gastric sleeve procedures and constantly produces some of the best outcomes and lowest complication rates in the field.
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"Both my wife and I had surgery performed by Dr Bhoyrul. [We are] very satified with his treatment, knowledge, understanding, and professionalism. Not enough words to describe how happy we are with him and his staff. Thank you kindly."
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