Frequently Asked Questions about Gastric Sleeve
If you’re thinking about having gastric sleeve surgery, we know you will have many questions. First of all, you can expect to lose a lot of weight! But you’ll also want to learn about the procedure and recovery time to decide if it’s the right surgery for you. Below we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Gastric Sleeve surgery:
What is a Gastric Sleeve?
Gastric Sleeve surgery is a form of weight loss surgery designed to reduce the amount that the stomach can hold at each sitting. You can feel full and satisfied with less! Five small 1/2 to 1-inch incisions are created allowing your bariatric surgeon approximately 70% to 80% of your stomach.
Why is it called a Sleeve?
Following surgery, your remaining stomach is shaped like a long thin banana or sleeve. That’s why the procedure is known as “gastric sleeve surgery”.
Is Gastric Sleeve safe?
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the safest bariatric surgeries with a high success rate. Why?
The procedure is performed with minimally invasive laparoscopes – small, illuminated tubes that are equipped with cameras and attached to a computer screen.
After years of experience, ALO Bariatrics’ surgeons use a technique called “staple line reinforcement” which reduces leak risk. This technique consists of replicating the complete staple line with high resistance and nonabsorbable suture.
How long is a Gastric Sleeve procedure and recovery?
The surgery itself is quicker than one might think – A sleeve gastrectomy typically takes 60 minutes or less! Since gastric bypass surgery is laparoscopic, which means the surgeon makes small cuts, that makes for shorter recovery time. Patients can expect a one to two nights hospital stay, which is precautionary.
What can I expect from Gastric Sleeve?
Sleeve gastrectomy has become popular weight loss surgery for good reason – People who get sleeve gastrectomy lose about 40 to 70% of their extra weight in 6 months to 2 years.
Where can I get Gastric Sleeve?
If you are interested in learning more about gastric sleeve surgery, or bariatric surgery in general, complete the Book Online Form. ALO Bariatrics will be happy to provide you with an initial consultation to discuss options.
ALO Bariatrics is a leading bariatric surgery practice in Mexico offering weight loss surgery. We have multiple facilities located in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta.
Contact us for more information:
MEX +52 33 3611 1020
USA 1 844 461 2831