Gastric sleeve surgery (also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is a life-changing operation, and one of the newest and most promising methods of weight loss. Obesity isn’t just excess weight. This extra weight significantly increases your odds of developing life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver and spleen disease (with subsequent hepatosplenomegaly) and may also lead to orthopedic problems, hypertension, shortness of breath, constipation and sexual disorders to name a few.
The procedure is performed laparoscopically, which allows to significantly reduce both the risks involved and the recovery time. It will also leave only a small discrete scar.
Contraindications include uncompensated internal organs diseases, coagulation disorders, pregnancy, chronic/acute stomach conditions, and for unmotivated patients, who are unlikely to follow the specialists’ postoperative instructions (in such case a gastric bypass may be indicated).
It is important to understand that a gastric sleeve surgery will not only help you lose the stubborn extra pounds, but will also significantly improve the quality of your life. We have vast experience in treating obesity, and have successfully helped hundreds of patients lose weight. By choosing Manor Medical Center you’re choosing treatment by top experts with vast experience in treating obesity.
Over the past few decades obesity has grown into an outright epidemic, affecting over a third of US population and resulting in almost $200 billion a year in related medical bills. Causes of obesity include overeating, excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates and highly caloric foods, consuming most of the day’s food during dinner, sedentary lifestyle, insufficient sleep, certain medical conditions (such as Cushing’s syndrome and hypothyroidism) and genetic factors. According to WHO 2013 statistics, people suffering from obesity on average live 20% less than their healthy counterparts. You don't have to become part of the statistics. Contact us today and we will send you a treatment program within 24 hours.