Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Olde Del Mar Surgical
Olde Del Mar Surgical is the premier provider of gastric sleeve surgery in San Diego. This weight-loss procedure has proven to be effective for many patients suffering from obesity and its related health issues, such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
Gastric sleeve is one of our most popular bariatric surgeries. With our expert staff and time-tested and trusted, minimally invasive surgeries, our patients can begin the process of achieving their weight-loss goals without having to commit to a long hospital stay. They will also benefit from minimal time off work and quick recovery.
Our award-winning medical clinic is led by our Chief of Surgery Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, the medical director for bariatric surgery at Scripps Memorial and Sharp Coronado Hospitals. Dr. Bhoyrul co-authored and edited one of the world’s first textbooks on laparoscopic surgery.
Olde Del Mar Surgical represents Dr. Bhoyrul’s belief that a patient’s weight-loss success is dependent on more than just the surgery itself. It’s why our staff works hard to create a patient-centric atmosphere where every question is answered thoughtfully and every procedure is explained in detail.
And with a complication rate of 1% — well below the national rate of 5% — we are the go-to choice for gastric sleeve surgery in San Diego. We are truly thankful to report a 0% mortality.
We want you to feel comfortable in our clinic — like family. And so, whether it’s a gastric sleeve or one of our other bariatric surgeries, our goal is to make your experience not only worthwhile but memorable and enjoyable.
What is the Gastric Sleeve Procedure?
The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure to help patients lose weight. It is regularly performed by Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul and 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. We also offer Robotic sleeve gastrectomy which is the latest technology and allows very precise surgical techniques.
The gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy, is minimally invasive and involves the removal of a part of the stomach. Typically, patients experience less hunger after our surgeons remove the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin, which is a hormone that makes people feel constantly hungry.
Gastric sleeve surgery leaves behind a sleeve-shaped section, which is then sealed closed with staples and reinforced. The shape of the stomach after the surgery resembles a banana (compared to a watermelon before the surgery).
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes.
Although Olde Del Mar Surgical’sProvider 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.
As we noted above, complications are rare in our clinic, but they do happen. However, this is true of many surgical procedures and patients; it’s not specific to just those who undergo weight-loss surgery.