LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY SURGERY
About Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
The sleeve gastrectomy reduces your stomach to about the size and shape of a banana. The remaining stomach may hold between two and five ounces. Sleeve gastrectomy removes the portion of the stomach that produces the hunger hormone ghrelin. Following surgery, your hunger will be much less because the levels of this hormone are reduced.
Weight Loss after Sleeve Gastrectomy
After the sleeve gastrectomy, many people show improvement in diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.
Advantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
- Laparoscopic approach.
- No intestinal re-routing.
- Reduces stomach capacity and allows the stomach to function normally so most food items can be consumed in small amounts.
- Reduces the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger.
- Dumping syndrome is avoided; (dumping syndrome is associated with the gastric bypass).
- Does not require an implanted medical device.
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Being in my mid-50s, change is not something I undertake casually. I had LAP-BAND® surgery with Dr. Michaelson in 2011 because I knew it was time to prioritize my health. My insurance covered the procedure, and I was able to lose 50 pounds in the first eight months. Unfortunately, by 2017, I had gained back all of the weight, plus some. I was still determined to win my lifelong battle with obesity and returned to Dr. Michaelson for a second procedure. This time I had a gastric sleeve revision, which I paid for out of pocket, so you know I believe in my surgeon! To date, I have lost 64 pounds, and I am continuing to slowly lose.
The revision was by far the best decision I have ever made for myself. I feel absolutely amazing! I traveled from Alaska for surgery on a Tuesday and flew home on Friday.
I was back at work on Monday with no issues at all. I’m loving life post-revision!