“At 36 years old, I’m able to do things with this body that I never thought existed. How fast can I move, jump, run? I haven’t experienced these things since I was a child. I feel like I’m test driving a Ferrari.” [READ MORE]
Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive bariatric surgery. During this procedure, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach. It is larger than the stomach pouch created during Roux-en-Y bypass—and is about the size of a skinny banana.
Through five or six keyhole-sized incisions, roughly 80 to 85 percent of the stomach organ is removed making patients feel full quicker and thus giving them better portion control. The segment of the stomach which is removed also houses hormone producing cells (Ghrelin- also known as a hunger hormone) which trigger hunger and therefore, once that portion of stomach is removed, hunger levels/cravings also tend to diminish.
Sleeve gastrectomy also markedly improves most obesity-related comorbidities such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
To view one of our recently published articles on reduction of obesity-related comorbidities after sleeve gastrectomy, Click Here »
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Two years ago today, I made the best decision of my life. On April 25, 2016 I had bariatric sleeve gastrectomy surgery. I made this decision in Aug 2015 after a year of... [READ MORE]
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