Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Los Angeles
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery is a procedure that helps overweight patients lose excess weight by making you feel satiated more quickly, which reduces your intake of food. With the gastric sleeve procedure, 80 percent of your stomach is removed, and what remains looks like a “sleeve,” hence the name.
Besides reducing the volume of what your stomach can hold, the surgery also affects gut hormones, which affect blood sugar control and satiety. Because of this, in some patients, these effects improve conditions of Type 2 diabetes.
Soma Bariatrics in Los Angeles specializes in the gastric sleeve procedure. We partner with our patients to understand their story and their goals. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal wellness and the quality of life that you deserve.
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How does gastric sleeve surgery work?
Gastric sleeve surgery is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that results in your stomach being able to hold a capacity of between 100mL to 150mL. This is the most popular type of bariatric surgical procedure at Soma Bariatrics and has a greater success rate than any other type of weight reduction surgery.
Here’s what happens during the surgery:
- Five tiny illuminated tubes, called laparoscopes, are inserted into your abdomen to allow for the stomach removal
- Once removed, we staple your remaining tissues together
- No post-op adjustment is required
- This surgery is non-reversible
How long does gastric sleeve surgery take?
Gastric sleeve surgery takes approximately 90 minutes. After the procedure is completed, a one-night stay at an aftercare facility is usually required. You’ll receive pain medication after the surgery to help ease any discomfort.
Is gastric sleeve safe?
Yes, gastric sleeve surgery is considered to be one of the safest weight loss procedures. Deaths as a result of this surgery are extremely rare.
After gastric sleeve surgery
For the first two weeks after the surgery, you will have to follow a liquid diet. For the following two weeks, a pureed diet must be followed. After week 4 you will begin to integrate regular food into your diet in small portions.
Proper exercise and diet are required to maintain the results of gastric sleeve procedure. You can expect to lose a significant amount of weight within six months to three years after the surgery.
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If you live in Los Angeles and are interested in gastric sleeve surgery, you must meet the following requirements:
- You are between the ages of 18 and 60
- Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 40 or more OR
- 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 following a healthy nutrition and exercise plan after your surgery
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