Gastric Sleeve Surgery $ 4,400
SLEEVE SURGERY BENEFITS*
Improvement and in some cases resolution of comorbidities are the more notable benefits of sleeve gastrectomy, there are other advantages such as improvements in weight loss, cost-savings and a better quality of life.
- 77% of people improved their high cholesterol
- 45-48% Type 2 Diabetes Controlled
- 50% High Blood Pressure Resolved
- 60% Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolved
- 60-80% loss of excess weight
*results vary from person to person
HOW IT WORKS BARIATRIC SURGERY
This procedure generates weight loss soley through gastric restriction (reduced stomach volume). The stomach is restricted by dividing it vertically and removing more than 85% of it. This part of the procedure is not reversible. The stomach that remains is shaped like a banana and measures from 2-5 ounces (60-150cc) depending on the surgeon performing the procedure.
The nerves to the stomach and the outlet valve (pylorus) remain intact with the idea of preserving the functions of the stomach while reducing the volume. By comparison, in a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the stomach is divided, not removed, and the pylorus is excluded. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass stomach can be reconnected (reversed) if necessary. Note that there is no intestinal bypass with this procedure, only stomach reduction.
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Who is Good Candidate For Sleeve Surgery
No reliable statistics exist yet for how many of these procedures have been done. The current scientific literature supports use of sleeve gastrectomy as a primary bariatric procedure. This means that the indications for the sleeve are the same as other covered procedures such as gastric bypass or adjustable gastric banding. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40.
This is the equivalent of being about 100 pounds overweight for men and 80 pounds overweight for women. People with BMIs between 35 and 39 may also be candidates for weight loss surgery if they have obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. A BMI takes height and weight into account to measure body fatness. A BMI of 30 or higher in adults is considered obese
Renovate Medical Team will perform a thorough pre-surgical consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for Gastric Sleeve surgery. He will evaluate your BMI, your overall health and any medications you are taking, as well as your weight loss needs and goals. Based on this information, he will tell you whether you are a candidate for surgery and whether this procedure or another weight loss procedure would be your best choice.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE GASTRIC SURGERY
Before gastric sleeve resection or any bariatric surgery, you must quit smoking, as smoking increases the risk for infections, pneumonia, blood clots, slow healing and other life-threatening complications after surgery. Ideally, you should permanently quit smoking, but even if you don't you must quit for at least one month before and one month after bariatric surgery. Some surgeons require patients to go on special diets in the week(s) before the procedure.
EXPECTED WEIGHT LOSS
This combined approach has tremendously decreased the risk of weight loss surgery for specific groups of patients, even when the risk of the two surgeries is added. Most patients can expect to lose 30 to 50% of their excess body weight over a 6 - 12 month period with the sleeve gastrectomy alone. Long-Term Weight-Loss Results On average, patients who undergo Vertical Gastrectomy surgery experience a 60-80% loss of excess weight.