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Los Angeles Gastric Sleeve Surgery

For those who are morbidly obese and have already tried with no success to lose excess pounds with old-fashioned diet and/or exercise, it is easy to lose hope. Matters are even worse if the excess weight is linked to unhealthy medical conditions such as asthma, sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, or acid reflux. Fortunately, you may still have a highly effective treatment available to you. Dr. Joseph Naim provides sleeve gastrectomy in his Long Beach location as well as his other four offices throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. This is an advanced weight loss surgery that has led to remarkable results for many obese patients--even some who had believed that they had no effective options left to them. Contact us today for more information on gastric sleeve surgery in Los Angeles.

WHAT IS SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY?

A sleeve gastrectomy procedure carried out by Dr. Naim involves removing around 80 percent of the patient`s stomach. After the gastric sleeve surgery, the stomach will now have a vertical sleeve-like look, and it will have a capacity of approximately 100-150 milliliters. Most of the time, the patient will be able to feel "full" much earlier while eating, which means that they end up consuming far fewer calories. Dr. Naim carries out more sleeve gastrectomies than any other kind of bariatric surgical procedure. The procedure also has a greater success rate than all other types of weight-reduction surgery.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery may seem like an extreme medical procedure, but in fact it is very safe. Dr. Naim uses minimally invasive laparoscopes, which are tiny illuminated tubes connected to a camera that can display images on a computer. These tiny laparoscopes are carefully inserted into the body through five small incisions made in the patient`s abdomen. This enables Dr. Naim to remove 80 percent of the patient`s stomach, and then staple together the remaining tissues. The nerves and sphincter muscles will be left intact. No bypass or post-operative adjustment is required after this procedure, but some patients go on to another procedure like a gastric bypass. Unlike LAP-BAND®, a sleeve gastrectomy cannot be reversed at a later time.

THE RESULTS OF GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY

In general, a sleeve gastrectomy typically takes 90 minutes or less, and usually involves a one night stay at an aftercare facility.You will take proton-pump inhibitors and pain medication during the recovery period. For the initial two-week period of your recovery, you will have to follow a liquid diet, then you will switch to a pureed diet for the two-week period after that. Because your stomach is now smaller, you must eat smaller meals to keep from stretching it too much.

It is important to understand that, even though sleeve gastrectomy can produce dramatic results, this procedure is not a miracle cure. To maintain weight loss, you also need exercise and a proper diet. By making proper lifestyle changes, it is likely that you will be able to lose a significant portion of your total body weight within six months to three years.* In addition, these changes can also produce improvements in conditions like sleep apnea, diabetes, and other weight-related health issues. Losing a substantial amount of weight and changing unhealthy habits will enable you to look and feel much better. You may even find yourself enjoying activities that you thought would be forever beyond your capabilities.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY?

With a proven record of success, gastric sleeve surgery in Los Angeles has improved the lives of many overweight patients, but not everyone is eligible or suitable for this procedure. A candidate should have the following applicable characteristics:

  • Your age is between 18 and 60
  • Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 40 or more
  • Your BMI is 35 or more, and you also have a major medical condition such as GERD, diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea
  • You are capable of making necessary alterations to your lifestyle

CONTACT US TODAY

Anyone interested in gastric sleeve surgery in Los Angeles and Orange County is invited to contact us for more information. Dr. Naim can provide an initial consultation to talk about your eligibility and options.*

*Results are not guaranteed and may vary.