What is a Gastric Sleeve?
Surgeons perform laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy by removing approximately 75-80 percent of the stomach. Many surgeons and physicians use the term “sleeve gastrectomy,” though most patients are familiar with the term “gastric sleeve,” which is easier to remember. At the UCLA Center for Obesity and METabolic (COMET) Health, we offer the latest surgical weight loss treatments for Southern California, including the vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
They are the same operation, and they leave the remaining stomach as a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. The Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure but has gained popularity because of its low complication rate and good weight loss results.
Almost 42 percent of all bariatric surgeries performed in the United States in 2013 were sleeve gastrectomies, which makes it the most popular weight loss surgery, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy aids in weight loss for a number of reasons, including:
Research demonstrates that sleeve gastrectomy is as effective as Roux-en-y gastric bypass, and its benefits include:
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It’s important to note that sleeve gastrectomy is a nonreversible procedure, and some patients may experience treatable heart burn after surgery.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Expertise
We offer a superior level of expertise and skill in vertical gastric sleeve procedures. At Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where our bariatric surgeries are performed, we are the No. 1 ranked hospital in California and in the Los Angeles metro area according to U.S. News & World Report. We have also been ranked as the best hospital in the West for 15 years and counting. We offer:
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