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The sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure, which limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach.


What Is The Gastric Sleeve Procedure?

The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as the sleeve gastrectomy or vertical gastric sleeve, is one of several options available to Los Angeles residents who seek help for overcoming serious obesity. During this surgery, about three-quarters of the stomach is removed. The resulting pouch is the shape of a banana, or a tube, hence the name “sleeve gastrectomy.” This restricts the patient’s food intake and results in effective long term weight loss.

The sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure, which limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach.

 How Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed?

The surgeons at Marina Del Rey Hospital perform the gastric sleeve surgery using laparoscopy. This means that instead of making a large abdominal incision, the surgeon makes small incisions, through which he inserts a camera and specially designed instruments. These instruments allow the surgeon to perform very precise moves while causing much less trauma to the patient’s body. Laparoscopic technique allows for quicker recovery, lower chance of surgical complications, and less patient discomfort. The operation can take about an hour if performed by an experienced surgeon.

During gastric sleeve you will be placed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be fully unconscious during this stomach surgery. At Marina Del Rey Hospital we only work with anesthesiologists experienced in the treatment of bariatric patients to ensure that the procedure is performed as safely as possible.

What Are The Benefits Of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

The results will depend on the patient's commitment level: you get out what you put in. Weight loss requires the patient's willingness to adopt a sensible eating plan and reasonable routine activity. If the patient does stick with good lifestyle habits after the procedure, significant weight loss can be expected.

The health benefits of reducing obesity are numerous, and they may include:

  • Remission or disappearance of diabetes-related symptoms
  • Improvement of high blood pressure
  • Reduction of other symptoms of metabolic syndrome
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved respiratory function
  • Improvement of orthopedic issues — joints, bones, muscles
  • Longer life expectancy

Studies have shown that sleeve gastrectomy outcomes compare well to other types of bariatric surgery like the lap band and gastric bypass. This is true both in terms of weight lost, which is comparable to the other two surgeries, and in the low probability of complications.

Recovery, Risks, and Complications After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

After your surgery is complete, you will awaken in a recovery room at Marina Del Rey Hospital, where our experienced medical team will ensure that everything is going smoothly. From recovery, you will be taken to one of our private bariatric suites where you will rest and recover until it is time to go home.

When the surgery is performed laparoscopically, as we do at Marina Del Rey Hospital, it can lead to less risk of surgical complications than with open procedures. Although risks do exist, they are generally low — especially in comparison with the expected benefits. Long-term results include greater mobility and higher energy, the possible remission of weight-related condition like diabetes, and a longer life expectancy.

After the gastric sleeve procedure, patients usually go home in one to two days, and can be back to work in a week or so. For a few days, your body may not be used to the modification, so discomfort or nausea may occur.

These, and other side effects, are short term and after the patient becomes acclimated to the new stomach anatomy these will pass. Complications of surgery are more serious but also more rare than side effects.

If you have any of the symptoms below you should contact your surgeon’s office right away:

  • Persistent stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Chest or shoulder pain
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Dizziness

Although these may not be serious, it is important that you consult with the appropriate medical professional to confirm whether further evaluation is needed. Of course, you should always feel free to contact our office any time you have questions or concerns regarding your surgery or your health.

In the case of a true medical emergency, you should always start by calling 911.To find out about side effects and complications, contact our office.

Marina Del Rey Hospital: Your Weight loss Center

At Marina Del Rey Hospital, we have a strong focus on helping patients lose weight, and we have the dedicated, experienced staff to maintain that focus. We have a dedicated nursing staff for our weight loss unit.Patients from all over Los Angeles have hit their weight-loss targets with the assistance of Marina Del Rey Hospital.

If you'd like to learn more, please contact us at (310) 577-5540. We look forward to having a conversation with you about this exciting medical advance!

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Physicians Performing Gastric Sleeve Surgery at Marina Del Rey Hospital

  • Jeremy Korman, MD, FACS
    Jeremy Korman, MD, FACS
  • Mona Misra, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS
    Mona Misra, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS
  • Gevorg        Mutafyan         , MD
    Gevorg Mutafyan, MD
  • Matthew       Lublin           , MD
    Matthew Lublin, MD
  • Atul          Madan            , MD
    Atul Madan, MD
  • Michael Feiz, MD
    Michael Feiz, MD
  • David         Davtyan          , MD
    David Davtyan, MD
  • Sergey        Lyass            , MD
    Sergey Lyass, MD
  • Nilesh Bhoot, M.D.
    Nilesh Bhoot, M.D.


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