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Dr. Hanna & Las Vegas Bariatrics has redefined surgical weight loss by emphasizing nutrition, fitness & group support before as well as after surgery.
Change your life with VSG Surgery. VSG Surgery also called a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a surgical weight-loss procedure. This type of procedure is usually performed laparoscopically. Used by inserting small instruments through multiple small incisions in the upper abdomen. During sleeve gastrectomy, about 80 percent of the stomach is removed, the remaining stomach is a tube-shaped about the size and shape of a banana.
By limiting the size of your stomach it restricts the amount of food you are able to consume. The procedure also prompts hormonal changes that assist with weight loss. These hormonal changes also help relieve conditions associated with being overweight, such as high blood pressure or heart disease.
Sleeve gastrectomy is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening weight-related health problems, including:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
High blood pressure
Obstructive sleep apnea
Type 2 diabetes
VSG Surgery is typically done only after you’ve tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits.
In general, VSG surgery or vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery could be an option for you if:
Your body BMI is 40 or higher.
Your BMI is 35 to 39.9, and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.
At Las Vegas Bariatrics Dr. Bernie Hanna will perform a thorough pre-surgical consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for Vertical Gastric Sleeve surgery. He will evaluate your BMI, your overall health and any medications you are taking, as well as your weight loss needs and goals. Based on this information, he will tell you whether you are a candidate for surgery and whether this procedure or another weight loss procedure would be your best choice.
Las Vegas Bariatrics offers affordable VSG surgery in Las Vegas NV, USA. Dr. Hanna also performs gastric band removal, gastric bypass and revision weight loss surgery procedures. If you would like to learn more about these treatments and how they compare, contact Dr. Bernie Hanna today by calling (702) 384-1160 or filling out our contact form.