Gastric Sleeve Surgery Candidates Orange County
Offering a compassionate program that provides comprehensive care and support before, during, and after bariatric surgery to morbidly obese patients, Smart DIMENSIONS™ performs gastric sleeve surgery for Los Angeles and Orange County residents requiring bariatric surgery.
Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery Help Me Lose Weight?
Patients typically lose 50 to 80 pounds in a 12-month period with gastric sleeve surgery. While weight loss is slower with this method versus gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery is sometimes the only option for many patients. Bariatric surgeons also recommend gastric sleeve surgery as the first part of a treatment plan.
Why Would My Bariatric Surgeon Recommend Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
If you have a body mass index of 35 or higher, Gastric Sleeve is an alternative to gastric bypass and maybe recommended as a primary operation. Patients who are significantly overweight often have other medical concerns that preclude them from being candidates for gastric bypass surgery and other bariatric procedures. After these patients lose weight over a period of years, their health improves enough for a secondary bariatric procedure to help with continued weight loss.
How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Works for Weight Loss
During gastric sleeve surgery, the bariatric surgeon removes a portion of the stomach. The remaining stomach size is reduced to the approximate size of a banana. The reduction causes the patient to feel full more quickly and, therefore, eat less. Because a portion of the stomach is removed, the surgery is permanent and cannot be reversed.
Additional Gastric Sleeve Surgery Topics
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery Benefits
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery Risks
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery Results
What Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost?
The best way to calculate the cost of sleeve gastrectomy surgery is to meet with a bariatric surgeon. Several factors affect the price of the surgery, and these are best discussed on a case-to-case basis.
Contact Smart DIMENSIONS™
If you’re interested in discussing the advantages of gastric sleeve surgery over its alternatives, contact an Orange County bariatric surgeon at Smart DIMENSIONS™, serving Los Angeles and the nearby areas. Please call 714-861-4666 today to schedule your free initial consultation! Results may vary and we will help customize a solution specifically designed for you.