Southwest Bariatric Surgeons understand how challenging it can be to lose weight, especially for those who struggle with obesity. Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss procedure that has recently gained popularity.
We offer sleeve gastrectomy as a treatment option for patients struggling with obesity. Our experienced surgeons are committed to providing our patients compassionate care and the highest quality treatment options for sleeve gastrectomy and other types of weight loss surgery.
What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss procedure that involves removing a portion of the stomach and creating a smaller stomach. This limits the amount of food that can be consumed and decreases appetite, resulting in weight loss.
Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Sleeve gastrectomy offers several benefits to patients struggling with obesity, including:
- Significant weight loss: Sleeve gastrectomy can result in significant weight loss, leading to improved health outcomes.
- Improved health: Weight loss surgery can improve or even resolve many obesity-related health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
- Improved quality of life: Patients often report improved quality of life, including increased energy, improved mobility, and a better overall sense of well-being.
How does Sleeve Gastrectomy Work?
Sleeve gastrectomy works by reducing the size of the stomach and altering the digestive process. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove approximately 80% of the stomach, leaving a smaller, banana-shaped stomach. This smaller stomach limits the amount of food that can be consumed and decreases appetite by reducing the production of hunger hormones.
Sleeve Gastrectomy using da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Southwest Bariatric Surgeons use the da Vinci robotic surgery system to perform sleeve gastrectomy. The da Vinci system is a state-of-the-art surgical technology allowing greater precision, control, and visualization during surgery. This results in a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a faster recovery time for the patient.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions in the abdomen and insert robotic instruments and a camera. The surgeon will then control the robotic instruments from a console in the operating room, allowing for greater precision and control during the surgery.