Sleeve Gastrectomy

Southwest Bariatric Surgeons recognizes the weight loss struggles faced by individuals with obesity. Sleeve gastrectomy, a surgical weight-loss procedure that has recently gained popularity, is offered by our team as a treatment option for patients struggling with obesity. Our skilled surgeons are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality treatment options and compassionate care for sleeve gastrectomy and other weight loss surgery procedures.

Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy

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:

  1. Significant weight loss: Sleeve gastrectomy can result in significant weight loss, leading to improved health outcomes.
  2. Improved health: Weight loss surgery can improve or even resolve many obesity-related health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
  3. 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.

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Weight Loss Surgery Can Change Your Life Forever

If you are struggling with obesity and are interested in learning more about sleeve gastrectomy,
contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons.

We are here to help you on your weight loss journey and improve your health and well-being.