What is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

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Losing weight can be a challenge unless you have the proper tools. Sometimes, a surgical procedure such as a sleeve gastrectomy is the best option to assist you in losing weight. Before considering surgery, you should examine the benefits and many other details. You should also learn about how the procedure is performed and the activities you may need to limit when you get home.

After the sleeve gastrectomy, we will make sure to monitor your condition and ensure that you are able to keep fluids down. This is also a time when you can learn more about the foods that you can and can’t eat after surgery and the exercises that you can do when you get home to achieve the most weight loss.

Small instruments are used to perform the surgery. After the stomach is located, the majority of the organ is removed. Your stomach will then resemble a small tube, or ‘sleeve.’ When your stomach is smaller, you won’t consume as much food. This is the chief benefit of a sleeve gastrectomy.

If you don’t eat as much, then your body won’t have as many calories, which means that your body will begin to use stored fat for energy, resulting in weight loss. There are also a few hormonal changes that often occur as a result of sleeve gastrectomy surgery. These changes can aid in relieving some of the conditions associated with being overweight, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

There are several reasons as to why a sleeve gastrectomy is performed. The primary reason is to assist with weight loss for those who are obese and find it hard to lose weight. Another reason is to help with a wide variety of medical conditions.

To learn more about the benefits of a sleeve gastrectomy and how you can begin the process to a healthier life, make an appointment at The Orlando Center for Metabolic & Obesity Surgery in Maitland, FL. Contact us today to book your consultation.

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