Bariatric surgery is becoming more popular as a weight-loss solution, and there are many types of bariatric surgery. One of the top surgeries in this category is gastric sleeve surgery. What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery & How Does It Differ From Other Bariatric Surgeries? A sleeve Gastrectomy is where a bariatric surgeon removes up to 80 percent of the patient’s stomach. The remaining twenty percent is tubular-shaped. The shape, as well as the reduction in stomach size, restricts the amount of food a patient can eat. This allows the patient to feel satisfied more quickly, reducing the amount of calories they can eat per meal. In addition, the appetite can be affected. A Lap-band procedure is where a band is placed around part of the stomach to reduce the amount of food a patient can eat. A bypass procedure is where a bariatric surgeon creates a small stomach pouch, connects it to the patient’s intestines so that food will bypass the main stomach. Why is Gastric Sleeve proving to be so beneficial? Sleeve surgery is proving to be an extremely effective surgery. It requires less post-surgical maintenance than a Lap-bandprocedure. But sleeve surgery isn’t just about weight loss. It’s been shown in studies to have a positive effect on a patient’s intestinal hormones, by decreasing hunger hormone. Why is this important? The change in these hormones affects the patient’s feelings of satisfaction and fullness after a meal. It has been shown to help control blood-sugar levels. The result is not just weight loss, but diabetes control and even remission. Other benefits include: • Weight loss. • Lowers the risk of sleep apnea. • Lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. • Increases fertility. Your Bariatric Surgeon Will Help You Make the Best Decision It may be easy to jump on the gastric sleeve surgery bandwagon after reading all of the benefits. Before you make any decisions, we recommend having a thorough conversation with your bariatric surgeon. In doing so you will be better equipped to make the best decision. Are you interested in learning more about bariatric surgeries? We invite you to contact us to find out more about these types of surgeries and how they might be of benefit to you. Las Vegas Bariatrics 7220 South Cimarron Road Suite 100, Las Vegas NV 89113 (702) 384-1160

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