LoneStar Bariatrics Specializes in Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgeries in Frisco, TX. For More Information Call Us or Simply Visit Us Today at 5757 Warren Pkwy. Suite 204, Frisco, TX 75034.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a common bariatric surgical technique that has been proven to be safe and effective. For patients seeking to improve their life by losing a significant amount of weight, a sleeve gastrectomy may be the answer. At LoneStar Bariatrics our experienced surgeons are proud to offer this life-changing surgery to our patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Sleeve gastrectomy procedures have been shown to contribute to rapid and significant weight loss comparable to that experienced by patients who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures.
A sleeve gastrectomy procedure is performed through very small incisions in the abdominal wall using laparoscopic instruments. During your procedure at LoneStar Bariatrics, your surgeon will remove approximately ¾ of your stomach, leaving a smaller stomach that resembles a banana in both size and shape. This ensures that your stomach can only accommodate a significantly reduced volume of food following your surgery, and for the remainder of your life. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery also has a large impact on the gut hormones that contribute to things like blood sugar control, satiety, and feelings of hunger.
Most patients who undergo a sleeve gastrectomy will return home the day following their surgery. A sleeve gastrectomy surgery will result in patients experiencing a reduced appetite, making it easier to lose a significant amount of weight more quickly. However, it is important to remember that you need to learn how to listen to your new stomach’s signals. It is possible to re-stretch your stomach over time, so it is especially important to stop eating as soon as your stomach begins to send signals that it is full. It is also important to ensure you are making healthy food choices in order to support the success of your surgery.
Sleeve gastrectomy can not only help patients lose excess weight, but also help reduce your risk of weight-related health problems, some of which can be life-threatening. These health issues include heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease, high blood pressure, infertility, and stroke. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is typically only considered for patients who have a BMI of 35-39.9 as well as a weight-related health issue or for patients who have a BMI of 40 or above. Surgical intervention is typically an option that is only explored after patients have tried to lose weight by improving their diet and exercise regimen without total success. However, sleeve gastrectomy only works for patients who are committed to making permanent lifestyle changes that will support their surgery.
As with any surgery, there are several risks you should take into consideration when deciding if a sleeve gastrectomy is right for you. These risks include blood clots, infection, stomach leaks resulting from the cut edge, breathing complications, excessive bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Long-term complications can include hernias, hypoglycemia, malnutrition, gastrointestinal obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, and vomiting. A sleeve gastrectomy procedure typically takes only about 1 hour to perform. Following your procedure, your diet will be restricted for the first few weeks.
If you live in or near Frisco, TX and are interested in discussing weight loss surgery as a potential option, contact LoneStar Bariatrics today. Our experienced and dedicated surgeons are available to answer your questions and help you decide if a sleeve gastrectomy is right for you.
This is the most commonly performed bariatric operation. Your surgeons at LoneStar Bariatrics have safely performed over 10,000 operations. Our patient testimonials speak to their success. Please inquire about our affordable cash pay options.
Band Removal Conversion to Sleeve
The LapBand can cause many issues and may eventually require removal. Often patients ask if they can have an additional procedure such as a sleeve. If you are having troubles with your LapBand, call our office to schedule an appointment today.