About the Procedure
Gastric sleeve surgery is a non-reversible, minimally invasive bariatric procedure. During the surgery, Dr. Bhoyrul will remove approximately 85% of the stomach. This leaves behind a sleeve-shaped section which is then sealed closed with staples and reinforced with stitches, glue, or removable strips. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 1 hour.
Although Dr. Bhoyrul's surgical expertise minimizes the risks, potential gastric sleeve complications still exist. These complications include staple separation, leakage, bleeding, or (in rare cases) the emergence of acid reflux.
Gastric Sleeve Recovery
Hospital Recovery Time: Most patients are able to leave the hospital the next day following surgery to be monitored by Dr. Bhoyrul and the rest of our bariatric team.
Time Off Work: The average time off work following a sleeve gastrectomy procedure is between two and four weeks.
Follow Up Visits: Patients will be required to attend follow-up visits with Dr. Bhoyrul every 1-2 months for the first six months following surgery. After that, it is recommended that you visit every six months to monitor progress.
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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You Deserve Surgical Excellence
At Olde Del Mar Surgical, 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.
Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul has performed hundreds of gastric sleeve procedures and constantly produces some of the best outcomes and lowest complication rates in the field.
"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."
- Vitals.com, Patient Review
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