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Gastric Sleeve

At Costamed Medical Group, we understand that making informed decisions about your health is essential. Gastric Sleeve surgery, also known as Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure for weight loss. In this guide, we will provide you with comprehensive information about the gastric sleeve, comparing it to other options like the gastric balloon, so you can make the best decision for your well-being. Our mission is to provide you with the information you need to transform your life.


Brief Description

The gastric sleeve is a surgical weight loss procedure typically performed laparoscopically. It involves reducing the size of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food you can consume and effectively helps you lose weight. Below, we will delve into what this surgery entails, why it is performed, and the benefits it offers.


What It Involves?

Laparoscopic gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a bariatric procedure performed by inserting a tiny video camera and specialized surgical instruments through small incisions in the upper abdomen. This procedure removes approximately 80% of the stomach, leaving it in the shape of a tube or "sleeve." This reduces the stomach's size and, therefore, its capacity.


Unlike the gastric balloon, which is temporary, the gastric sleeve is a long-term solution for weight loss. While the balloon is placed temporarily in the stomach and removed after a few months, the gastric sleeve offers lasting results.


Why the Surgery is Performed?

Gastric sleeve surgery is performed to address severe or morbid obesity and its complications, such as type 2 diabetes, systemic hypertension, and heart diseases. It may also be suitable for individuals who have unsuccessfully attempted other weight loss methods.


Benefits of the Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery offers several benefits:


  • Sustainable Weight Loss. With the reduction in stomach size, weight loss is sustainable in the long term.


  • Improved Health. It can help control or even reverse obesity-related medical conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension.


  • Enhanced Quality of Life. Significant weight loss often results in improved quality of life, increased energy, and mobility.


  • Reduced Risk of Diseases. It lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases and other serious health problems.


  • Less Hunger. Stomach reduction decreases hunger sensations, making it easier to adhere to a healthy diet.


At Costamed Medical Group, we are committed to providing exceptional medical care and helping you achieve your weight loss goals. If you are considering gastric sleeve surgery or would like more information about your options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our specialists. Request more information via WhatsApp with our advisors, fill out the following form and click to start the chat.