Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight loss procedure that has been around for years. It is a minimally invasive procedure performed laparoscopically, so no incisions or stitches are required. Buckhead endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty reduces the size of your stomach by removing about 80% of its capacity. The endoscopic procedure allows surgeons to safely perform this operation through small incisions in the abdomen and under local anesthesia instead of significant cuts into major organs.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty allows for a smaller stomach and smaller upper gastrointestinal tract. Some of the health benefits of this procedure include:
Reduces excess weight without any side effects
The procedure can help you lose weight quickly, but it doesn’t cause long-term damage to the stomach or intestines. The first few days after surgery are likely to be the most uncomfortable. You might experience nausea and vomiting for a few days, but this should go away within a week or two. These symptoms are typically milder than other weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass, which causes severe abdominal pain and damage to the small intestine.
No major surgery or downtime after the surgery
There are no invasive aspects to this type of surgery, so patients do not have to worry about a lengthy recovery period or any complications that may arise from an open surgical procedure. That makes it an ideal option for patients who want to get rid of their extra pounds as quickly as possible without going through any pain, discomfort, or recovery time.
Provides better health
Because your bottom stomach has been removed, you will not have to worry about overeating or feeling full after eating small portions of food anymore. That means you can keep your body in shape for extended periods without putting on extra pounds over time.
Reduced feelings of hunger and reduced calorie intake
The gastric sleeve surgery reduces the size of your stomach, making it easier to feel full after eating small amounts of food. In addition, a smaller stomach means less space for food to get stuck in your intestines and back up again as you eat more, which can cause bloating, gas, and other symptoms.
Reduced risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
The endoscopic sleeve gastrectomy reduces the size of your stomach and upper digestive tract, which can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. A small stomach means less food is stored in your body, which also helps control blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
When you overeat food at one meal, your body has difficulty digesting all the food you have consumed within that meal period because there is too much volume being ingested at once. Gastric sleeve surgery will reduce this issue by decreasing the size of your stomach so that it can hold less volume overall when eating meals throughout the day or night.
Like many other people, you might be struggling with obesity, and you have not been unable to lose weight with other methods. In that case, a gastric sleeve may help you get healthier and slimmer. Contact Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics to book an appointment to talk to a weight-loss physician about your condition.