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Inspira offers sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, as a minimally invasive treatment option for obesity. Our experienced providers can help you lose weight and keep it off to improve your health and quality of life.
Sleeve gastrectomy, or laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure in which your surgeon removes 75 to 85 percent of your stomach. Reducing the size of your stomach restricts the amount of food you can consume, which helps with long-term weight loss. Losing weight with gastric sleeve surgery can result in benefits such as:
Unlike other procedures, gastric sleeve surgery does not bypass the intestines or cause decrease nutrient absorption. In addition, this laparoscopic approach to surgery results in shorter post-operative hospital stays, fewer complications, less pain and faster recovery than traditional surgery. Inspira’s weight management providers, dietitians and peer support groups ensure that you have a lifetime of support keeping the weight off after surgery.
During gastric sleeve surgery, your surgeon will make five or six small incisions in your upper abdomen. They will use long, thin instruments and a laparoscope, a tube with a video camera attached, to access your stomach through these small incisions. The surgeon will create a narrow sleeve by vertically stapling the stomach and removing the larger part of the stomach. Once the procedure is complete, your stomach will be approximately the size of a banana.
In addition to reducing the size of your stomach to limit the amount of food you can consume, this procedure causes hormonal changes that can suppress your body’s production of the “hunger hormone,” further enabling you to lose weight after surgery.
In order to qualify for gastric sleeve surgery, you must attend at least one information session and meet with a bariatric specialist to determine your eligibility. You may be a candidate if you:
If you receive clearance from the multi-disciplinary bariatric team, your procedure will be scheduled. This minimally invasive procedure takes several hours to complete, and you may stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days while your care team monitors you for complications. After the procedure, your doctor, dietitian and support team will work with you to fine-tune your diet and exercise routine.
You will be out of work for 1 to 3 weeks, depending on how you are healing. In addition, you won’t be able to lift anything heavy for 3 to 4 weeks after surgery.
On average, gastric sleeve surgery results in a loss of about 50 to 70 percent of your excess body weight. Excess body weight is measured by subtracting your ideal body weight from your current weight.
You will be on a staged diet that transitions from liquids to soft textures and back up to solid foods within one month after surgery.
As with any other major surgery, there are risks associated with gastric sleeve surgery, including excessive bleeding, infection, blood clots and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. With some of the highest quality and patient safety ratings for bariatric procedures in the region, Inspira’s surgeons are well-equipped to reduce your risk of complications and increase your chances of a successful recovery.
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