Gastric Sleeve San Diego

Gastric Sleeve surgery, also called gastric sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical weight loss procedure in which the surgeon removes about 85% of the stomach, leaving a tube or sleeve-shaped stomach. The process is performed laparoscopically, which involves smaller incisions, a small camera and other tiny instruments to help remove part of the stomach.

The Process

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.

Recovery

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.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Results

Gastric sleeve surgery can provide patients with long-term weight loss; however, the amount of weight you lose depends on the healthy changes you apply to your lifestyle.
In addition to weight loss, gastric sleeve surgery can improve or eliminate the conditions related to obesity, including:

  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Infertility
  • Stroke
medical weight loss programs include gastric sleeve surgery
Olde Del Mar provides laparoscopic surgery for diverticulitis and medical weight loss programs

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.

Are You a Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Contact us to find out if gastric sleeve gastrectomy is the right choice for you.

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