A gastric sleeve may be the solution if you seek a method to shed a large amount of weight. Chad Carlton, MD, FACS, FASBMS, of LoneStar Bariatrics, is a skilled bariatric surgeon who provides women and men in the North Dallas region with a variety of weight-loss options. Explore the benefits of this revolutionary procedure by arranging an appointment today through mobile or book online to consult with a Plano gastric sleeve specialist.
What Exactly Is A Gastric Sleeve?
A gastric sleeve, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, is a frequent, minimally invasive bariatric operation that could assist individuals in losing a large amount of weight. It could also lower your chances of developing other life-threatening medical conditions, such as:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High levels of cholesterol
- Diabetes type 2
Gastric sleeve surgery could also reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease.
What is the Procedure for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Dr. Carlton uses small equipment; a long, flexible measurement device called a bougie and a tiny camera for guiding to execute gastric sleeve surgeries laparoscopically. Followed by making a minor cut into your abdominal wall, he eliminates around three-quarters of your stomach, keeping a smaller amount behind.
Your residual stomach mimics a banana in size and form following a gastric sleeve surgery. This severely limits the amount of food you could eat for the remainder of your life.
The hormones in your gut, which influence the feelings of fullness and hunger, as well as manage blood sugar, are also affected by gastric sleeve surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery normally takes approximately an hour and regularly necessitates an overnight hospitalization.
Who is an Appropriate Fit for A Gastric Sleeve?
Gastric sleeve surgery is typically suggested if you have a BMI of 35-39.9 and a weight-linked medical problem or if your BMI is 40 or more.
In most circumstances, Dr. Carlton will explore surgical intervention for weight loss if you have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight via exercise and diet. However, gastric sleeve surgery is only effective if you are determined to adopt lasting lifestyle modifications, which complement your operation.
If you are thinking about getting a gastric sleeve, Dr. Carlton will sit down with you and go over the operation, your weight-loss goals, the dangers of surgery, and if you are a suitable fit.
What Should You Anticipate From Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Following your surgery, you must have a decreased appetite, making it simpler to drop a large amount of weight rapidly. Dr. Carlton and his colleagues will assist you in listening and understanding your newfound stomach’s cues and make good meal options while you adapt.
Although your stomach is reduced following gastric sleeve surgery, it is feasible to restretch it and regain weight with time. It is critical to adhere to Dr. Carlton’s post-surgery advice to guarantee the best long-lasting outcomes.
Do not allow excessive weight or unwanted fat to affect your appearance and general life quality. Discover more about gastric sleeves by contacting LoneStar Bariatrics or requesting a consultation online now.