Gastric Sleeve Surgery
The gastric sleeve surgery, is one option available for overcoming serious obesity.
Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, in Tijuana, Mexico, is surgery for weight loss that involves removal of a large part of your stomach. After the surgery, you will feel full after eating a small amount of food.
Gastric sleeve is a form of bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, and you should only consider gastric sleeve surgery after trying alternatives.
Sleeve gastrectomy is used to treat obesity. Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas uses a minimally invasive, laparoscopic technique to surgically shrink and reshape your stomach to the size of a banana.
Studies have shown that the gastric sleeve is superior to the gastric band for long-term weight loss. Gastric sleeve is associated with less pain and scarring, so you can recover quickly.
When to Consider Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
The first step is usually to try changes to your food intake and your daily activity and exercise. There are also some medications that can help people lose weight. Surgery is usually thought about only after these other options have been tried.
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the restrictive bariatric surgery options. It does not involve the malabsorption component of bypassing part of the intestine.
This surgical procedure does not carry the risk of vitamin deficiency associated with the gastric bypass and duodenal switch surgeries owing to their malabsorption components.
Losing weight after gastric sleeve surgery can help reduce problems with type 2 diabetes, asthma episodes and blood pressure, and can help improve heart health.
What Happens During Surgery?
The keyhole surgery is done while you are under a general anaesthetic.
Dr. Alberto Carlos will use a stapling device to create a small tube or ‘sleeve’ in your stomach, then remove the rest of your stomach.
After surgery, your stomach will hold only about a tenth of what it did before.
You will need to make significant lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery, nutritional advice from a dietitian is required to change your eating habits to lose weight and keep it off.
If you or a loved one has further questions or would like more information about the gastric sleeve surgery or other surgical procedure, please contact us or call our office today at 1 619 730-4112.