Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Weight Loss Institute of Arizona

Weight Loss Surgery & Bariatric Center located in Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Tucson, & Phoenix, AZ

Gastric sleeve surgery is an established weight loss procedure that produces excellent results. The surgeons at Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, which has two locations in Tempe and one each in Glendale, Mesa, Tucson, and Phoenix, Arizona, have considerable expertise in performing sleeve gastrectomies using a laparoscopic technique that makes the operation less invasive and reduces recovery times. Call the clinic now or make an appointment using the online booking form.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Q & A

What is a sleeve gastrectomy?

Gastric sleeve surgery is a form of restrictive bariatric surgery that reduces the size of your stomach by 80-85%, leaving a small, sleeve-shaped pouch. After the surgery, your stomach feels full more quickly, and you produce fewer hunger-stimulating hormones. The combination of these effects helps you reduce the amount you eat, contributing to effective weight loss.

Eating less and following the healthy diet plan prepared for you results in steady and significant weight loss, and because the normal absorption of vitamins and minerals isn’t affected, there’s less risk of dietary deficiencies following the procedure.

Sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent form of weight loss surgery, so the changes made to your stomach are irreversible.

Why should I consider a sleeve gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy is an established procedure that has proven to be a safe and effective aid to losing weight, and it’s particularly suited to people who have limited time to spend on follow-up appointments.

Unlike gastric bypass, there’s no alteration to your small intestine, and your digestive system continues to work as before. Also, the pyloric valve that regulates stomach emptying is preserved in sleeve gastrectomy, making you feel full for longer.

Lap-Band procedures are also safe and effective, but you need to be able to tolerate having a foreign body inside you, which isn’t the case with sleeve gastrectomy. Studies show that weight loss tends to occur more quickly after a sleeve gastrectomy than a gastric band, and there’s less likelihood of food intolerance.

What are the advantages of having laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy?

A laparoscope is a camera-guided instrument that allows your surgeon to perform your operation without needing to make the large incision into your abdomen that open surgery requires. Your surgeon inserts the laparoscope through small incisions and then views your internal organs via the camera. The advantages of a laparoscopic approach include:

  • Reduction in postoperative scarring
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Less time spent in the hospital
  • Faster recovery time

The proven effectiveness of sleeve gastrectomy combined with the less invasive laparoscopic technique makes the procedure a safe and reliable choice for weight loss. For more information, call Weight Loss Institute of Arizona today, or book an appointment online.