Vertical Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Vertical gastric sleeve surgery is one of the leading advanced methods of bariatric surgery in existence today. The gastric sleeve surgeons at Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center formerly doing business as Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California are world class doctors. The hospital was awarded a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield as well as by the Society for Metibolic and Bariatric Medicine.
For patients that are not candidates for either LAP-Band or gastric bypass surgery, the gastric sleeve is a great alternative. Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as the vertical gastric sleeve, is a type of bariatric weight loss surgery that significantly reduces the amount of food the patient can consume by reducing the total size of the stomach. Our vertical gastric sleeve surgeons create a thin vertical sleeve in the stomach, removing upwards of 75% of the total size of the stomach. What this does is help to create the sensation of the patient being full when they consume less food than normal.
Without the sensation for hunger, the patient does not feel the urge to continue eating. Additionally, with the sleeve in the place the digestive process takes longer, meaning that the individual feels full longer and does not need to eat more shortly after a meal.
Our team of expert bariatric surgeons will help determine which procedure is best for your specific needs. In certain cases, if vertical gastric sleeve surgery is the best method and the patient is severely obese it may be performed as part of a two-step process to help lower the risk of potential complications.
Advantages of the vertical gastric sleeve surgery compared to other forms of bariatric surgery are that there is no intestinal bypass needed with a vertical sleeve gastrectomy as well as no foreign objects, such as bands, inserted into the body.
To contact Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center formerly doing business as Tri-City Regional Medical Center regarding arranging a consultation with one of our expertly trained vertical gastric sleeve surgeons call 1-877-877-1107 or fill out the content form to the right and a representative will get in contact with you today to schedule your consultation.