Friday, April 20, 2012
Gastric Sleeve Surgery at a Glance
Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing 75-85% of the stomach and reshaping the remaining portion in a sleeve-shaped structure, approximately the size of a banana. The smaller stomach serves to restrict the flow of food particles into the intestines, resulting in a much faster, and longer-lasting feeling of satiety. This patient may be ideal for patients for whom gastric bypass may be too invasive, but you should consult with a qualified bariatric surgeon like Dr. Feiz to determine what procedure you may be a good candidate for. Some patients may opt for the Lap Band in Beverly Hills, but again, such a decision should only be made in collaboration with a surgeon with expertise in weight loss.