Once the procedure is complete, the tube-shaped stomach is then sealed closed with staples. Our bariatric surgeons typically reinforce the staple line with stitches, glue, and absorbable strips to reduce the likelihood of complications such as leaking or bleeding from the staples.
By limiting the size of your stomach, you also limit the daily calorie intake which results in weight loss. Gastric sleeve surgery is a non-reversible procedure performed under general anesthesia. The operation takes around 1 to 2 hours, and recovery ranges anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.
How Can We Help
At Olde Del Mar Surgical, we believe in tailoring the type of surgery to the patients’ needs, expectations, and medical condition. Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul has performed hundreds of gastric sleeve procedures with some of the best outcomes and lowest complication rates.
We value the input of our registered dietitian, clinical psychologist, and referring physicians when we recommend the choice of surgery for an individual patient. We consider all patient factors before making a personalized recommendation about the type of surgery that may be best suited to an individual. The patient's environment, medical factors, genetic profile, body composition, and personal preferences are all used in making our recommendation. The choice is ultimately made between the patient and his/her bariatric surgeon, with the patient having the final say after a fully informed discussion of the facts.