by Mexico Bariatrics
The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as the sleeve gastrectomy or vertical gastric sleeve, at Mexico Bariatrics, is one of several options for overcoming serious obesity. During this surgery, about three-quarters of the stomach is removed. The resulting pouch is the shape of a banana, or a tube, hence the name “sleeve gastrectomy”. This restricts the patient’s food intake and results in effective long term weight loss.
Our surgeons perform the gastric sleeve surgery using laparoscopy. This means that instead of making a large abdominal incision, doctors make small incisions, through which he inserts a camera and specially designed instruments. These instruments allow our doctors to perform very precise moves while causing much less trauma to the patient’s body.
During the gastric sleeve procedure, the stomach is divided along greater curvature which allows our doctors to remove a majority of the stomach. Approximately 70% to 80% of the stomach is removed, leaving a much smaller receptacle. The remaining stomach is shaped like a long thin banana or sleeve, hence the name. The digestive system continues as normal and calories, nutrients and minerals are fully absorbed into the body.
The gastric sleeve procedure also removes the fundus of the stomach which secretes the hunger producing hormone called ghrelin. By removing the fundus, many patients experience a significant reduction in hunger pangs.
Gastric Sleeve Benefits
The results will depend on the patient’s commitment level: you get out what you put in. Weight loss requires the patient’s willingness to adopt a sensible eating plan and reasonable routine activity. If the patient does stick with good lifestyle habits after the procedure, significant weight loss can be expected.
- Remission or disappearance of diabetes-related symptoms
- Improvement of high blood pressure
- Reduction of other symptoms of metabolic syndrome
- Increased mobility
- Improved respiratory function
- Improvement of orthopedic issues — joints, bones, muscles
- Longer life expectancy
Come for Consultation
To find out more about sleeve gastrectomy surgery, including the benefits, risks, and possible complications, contact us today. Our doctors are a widely recognized and highly respected weight loss surgeon and has performed more than 4,000 weight loss surgery procedures. He will provide you with an extensive examination and consultation to discuss your candidacy for sleeve gastrectomy or other procedures such as LAP-BAND or gastric bypass.
If you’d like to learn more about Gastric Sleeve Surgery, please contact us. We look forward to having a conversation with you about this exciting medical advance!