Gastric Sleeve

CANDIDATES

Men & Women

BMI 35 or higher, 18+, minors require assessment

DURATION

From 1 to 1:30 hours

RECOVERY

From 2 to 4 weeks

Immediate light activity

How does Gastric Sleeve Works?

Ghrelin is a hormone that regulates the creation of the growth hormone GH. It is produced in the stomach and is linked to the sensation of hunger and appetite, properties that make it very interesting if you want to lose weight or control the amount of food you eat.

During this weight loss surgery, your stomach is reduced about 80% through small incisions in your abdomen inserting various laparoscopic instruments.

This procedure leaves a banana-shaped stomach that connects the esophagus to the small intestines.

The Gastric Sleeve surgery can be done in patients of all ages, the main purpose of this procedure is to reduce the size of the stomach. This causes the patient to feel full sooner and results in long-term weight loss.

Weight Loss Process

A gastric sleeve surgery promises to lose 70-80 % of your excess weight in less than a year.

There are three important steps in the process that will mark a difference in the appearance of the patient. Every month will show changes and positive results in the patient’s weight.

It is really important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, eating and exercise right at least for the first year to obtain positive results.

Monthly Results

33%

Month 3

About 33% of the excess weight is gone

50%

Month 6

About half of the excess weight is gone

70%

Month 12

Up to 70% of the excess weight is gone

Health Benefits

This surgery results in an improvement in many obesity-related health problems.

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Cholesterol problems

It is necessary to strictly follow your doctor’s directions to obtain the best results and achieve your ideal weight and medical conditions.

Patients who have a strict follow-up schedule with their surgeon post-operation see greater improvements in or remission of their diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and high cholesterol than patients who skip these visits.

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