Central Florida Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Rapid, Long-Term Weight Loss Solutions
Commonly known simply as “the sleeve” or “vertical sleeve,”
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure that involves
the removal of approximately 80% of the stomach. This is a non-reversible
procedure that greatly restricts calorie consumption, which can lead to
rapid, significant weight loss.
At East Coast Bariatrics, we have more than 15 years of experience providing
a variety of weight loss solutions, including vertical sleeve gastrectomy
in Central Florida and the nearby areas. Our team consists of multiple
individuals with backgrounds in various disciplines who are there to support
you from pre-op to post-surgery recovery. We can help you determine if
you are a good candidate for the sleeve, as well as what to expect both
in terms of the procedure itself and its typical results.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our Central Florida weight
loss solutions, including the Laparoscopic Sleeve procedure.
How Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Works
The general mechanism that causes vertical sleeve gastrectomy to be an
effective weight loss option is that the dramatic reduction in stomach
size allows an individual to only consume a small amount of food. This
reduces the overall number of calories consumed, leading to weight loss.
Arguably more importantly, however, the procedure also has an effect on
gut hormones that control satiety, hunger, and blood sugar. This, combined
with fewer calories consumed, can lead to dramatic, quick weight loss.
Some of the advantages of vertical sleeve gastrectomy include:
- Similar effectiveness as roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Shown to improve Type 2 diabetes, independent of weight loss
- Somewhat lowered risk of complications than roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Can lead to excess weight loss of more than 50%
- Typical maintenance of more than 50% excess weight loss
- Does not require foreign object insertion or bypassing
- Relatively short hospital stay
- Favorable changes to gut hormones, leading to suppressed hunger
What Are the Drawbacks of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Like any weight loss solution, there are certain cons to the sleeve. Because
the procedure involves the removal of about 80% of the stomach, it is
non-reversible. This means that patients will not be able to return to
eating “normally” as they did before the procedure—though
for many, this can be seen as a pro.
With the right lifestyle changes, including proper diet, nutrition, and
exercise, individuals who undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy can enjoy
fast, significant weight loss that lasts. Our entire staff is dedicated
to helping you succeed—your weight does not have to control your life.
Call our office today to learn more about the sleeve and to find out if
this procedure is right for you.