The gastric sleeve process is proven to work by reducing the space for food in your stomach and the feeling of hunger between meals. The procedure removes a large portion of your stomach, reducing it to the size of a small banana or arm sleeve shape, to restrict the food you can consume in a meal. You will feel full after a much smaller meal than you may be accustomed.
This procedure is not reversible, so considerable time will be taken to ensure that this is the best option for you, but there are many perks to this procedure that will be discussed in during the pre- operative process.. People generally lose 60% of their extra weight over 12 to 18 months. Medical conditions that can be resolved due to obesity.. Diabetes, Hypertension, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Exercise and eating right are required to experience these kinds of weight changes.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery is a “Tool” in resolving the obesity health issues. This procedure demands that each person make changes to their lifestyles both mentally and physically and emotionally, in order for success to be achieved. All patients stay one night in the hospital then discharged to home with information to assist in the healing process. West Texas Bariatrics asks that all patients come see their surgeon two weeks after their bariatric surgery, and to follow up frequently to help monitor their success of weight loss surgery. During these visits we will review their medications, weight loss, and overall health.
Our free seminars are designed to meet any concerns you have and give accurate information into what you can expect from each type of bariatric surgery. This time is created for you to bring any questions you have for our physician to answer.
We have our definition of obesity here to help determine if you qualify.
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If you are uncertain if you qualify for bariatric surgery, check our qualifications here.
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