Gastric Sleeve Procedure
The increasingly popular gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves the removal of 75% to 85% of the stomach, and subsequently forming the remaining portion into a new structure that resembles a sleeve or banana. The purpose here is to regulate the flow of food particles into the intestines; by creating a narrower, smaller stomach to collect food, the gastric sleeve procedure enables the patient to experience a faster-acting and longer-lasting feeling of satiety. As you can imagine, this means you will be able to eat less at each meal, and go longer between meals. Not only does the gastric sleeve offer consistently impressive weight loss results, but it also has been shown to have a substantial impact on obesity-related health conditions like hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. Indeed, two recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine affirmed what Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS has been observing in his own patients for years: the gastric sleeve procedure can actually have more of an impact on these co-morbidities than conventional treatments. A significant percentage of patients who undergo the procedure actually see their diabetes go into full remission, and are able to completely get off their medication.
Here at Dr. Feiz & Associates, a leading medical center offering a number of different bariatric procedures, Dr. Feiz performs the gastric sleeve procedure using the advanced STARR Treatment. With cutting edge surgical instruments, he is able to do this surgery with ONLY A SINGLE INCISION. Patients consequently experience a faster recovery period, less post-operative discomfort, and virtually no residual scarring.
If you are interested in learning more about this weight loss procedure, contact Dr. Feiz & Associates for a FREE initial consultation, or attend one of their FREE informational seminars. We also encourage you to check out our gastric sleeve before and after gallery.