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Tackling obesity requires the help of an experienced and dedicated group of medical professionals. If you are struggling to lose excess weight, Dr. Hossein Bagshahi, our board-certified weight loss surgeon in Dallas, and our extensively trained support team can help you determine if gastric sleeve surgery or another procedure may be able to achieve your goals. We are here to assist you in leading a healthier and more active life. Talk to us today to learn more.
- What Is Gastric Sleeve?
- Gastric Sleeve Benefits
- Gastric Sleeve Qualifications
- Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Sleeve Procedure
- Gastric Sleeve Recovery
- Gastric Sleeve Diet
- Gastric Sleeve Cost
- Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon
What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the gastric sleeve, is a surgical weight loss procedure that reduces the size of the stomach and therefore restricts the amount of food you can eat. As with other metabolic surgeries, the gastric sleeve triggers hormonal changes in the body that modify the signals between the stomach, brain, and liver, allowing it to establish a healthier body fat set point, decrease appetite, and reverse or resolve many obesity-related health issues like sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.
The sleeve gastrectomy has proven successful as a standalone procedure with patients losing on average 66% of their excess body weight. For patients with very high BMIs ≥ 50, a gastric sleeve can be the first step of other surgical procedures such as the gastric bypass or duodenal switch (DS).