Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
A vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve operation, can offer obese patients dramatic weight loss results. Basically, the procedure works by removing 75-85% of the stomach. Then the surgeon will reform the remaining part into a sleeve the shape of a banana. The reduced stomach works as a kind of nutritional bottleneck, effectively slowing the flow of food particles into the intestinal track. The result is a faster-acting and longer-lasting sense of fullness, or satiety. Patients eat less often, and eat less in each sitting, without feeling like they are starving themselves.
Here at Dr. Feiz & Associates, Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS and his team of talented and experienced medical professionals use a technique known as the STARR Treatment. With a set of specialized surgical instruments, they are able to perform a complex bariatric procedure like vertical sleeve gastrectomy by making ONLY A SINGLE INCISION. As you can imagine, this leads to a speedier, less painful recovery, and negligible scarring. For a while, laparoscopic weight loss surgery was considered cutting edge, but the STARR Treatment is even more advanced.
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure has a proven beneficial impact on certain co-morbidities – life-threatening health conditions related to obesity. These include such serious health issues as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. Recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine specifically looked at the effect of this surgery on Type 2 diabetes, and concluded that it had more of an effect than traditional treatments.
If you are interested in learning more vertical sleeve gastrectomy, you may be interested in Dr. Feiz’s gallery of gastric sleeve before and after pictures. You may also be interested in contacting us for a FREE initial consultation or a FREE informative seminar. Find out if you are a good candidate for this life-changing medical procedure.