Struggling to lose weight can be extremely discouraging, especially if you are trying to exercise and maintain a healthy diet. Some people just have a hard time losing weight due to a low metabolism and other factors. This can be major problem if your extra weight is starting to cause serious health problems. If you are struggling to lose weight, then a weight loss surgery may be your only option. There are many different weight loss surgery options, and one to consider is sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
What is sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
The sleeve gastrectomy is a medical procedure designed to help you lose weight by removing a large section of your stomach. Reducing the size of your stomach will reduce the amount of food you can consume before getting full. This will gradually help you lose weight over time.
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is usually performed as the first of two surgeries. To ensure best results, a bypass is typically performed a year or two after the first procedure. However, depending on surgery results, some patients do not require the additional bypass procedure. Our team of medical experts will be more than happy to discuss whether or not this treatment plan is the best option for you.
What are the advantages of sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
One of the biggest advantages of this particular procedure is it tends to be fairly natural. Because the procedure removes part of your stomach, the reduced volume of your stomach should help you feel less hungry and feel full faster. Additionally, the portion that is removed contains the area where the hormone that makes you hungry is produced, likely reducing your appetite.
A healthy diet is critical to help maintain the results of your procedure. While sleeve gastrectomy surgery does help alter the way you eat, it is more restrictive of how much you eat than it is of what you eat. It is important that you are conscious of the dietary choices you are making.
If you are interested in sleeve gastrectomy surgery, contact us at New Life Surgical Associates to schedule a consultation to learn more. Visiting with our team can help you decide if you qualify for this procedure and if it is the best treatment for you and your goals. Contact us today!