If you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, you are most likely considering all of your options concerning which procedure is right for you. Each bariatric procedure is performed in its unique manner, resulting in different outcomes. At Nix, we have experienced surgeons and staff ready to assist you in determining which bariatric procedure is best for you.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve is a surgical procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake. With this procedure, your stomach is reduced by as much as 80%. This results in the stomach taking on the shape of a tube or "sleeve" which holds much less food.

Gastric sleeve safe and effective way to achieve and maintain a healthier weight. The operation serves as an alternative for patients who have specific conditions that hinder their chances of being a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.

Gastric sleeve surgery creates a smaller stomach that is shaped like a narrow sleeve (hence the name) by separating it from the larger portion of the stomach. The larger part of the stomach contains a hormone responsible for appetite resulting in hunger is vastly reduced after surgery. Your stomach and its functions will remain intact, only the volume of the stomach will be reduced in order to trigger weight loss.

After your surgery, you won’t able to eat as much food as you can now and you may lose a significant amount of weight—improving your overall health and quality of life and increasing your life expectancy. Other conditions related to obesity may be alleviated, as well, such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea. You’ll feel a new sense of pride in your appearance and a motivation to stay on an exercise regimen and general wellness program.

How to Prepare

After you complete your initial consultation with one of the surgeons at Nix to determine if you are a potential candidate for the operation, you’ll be asked to undergo a series of diagnostic tests and consultations to ensure that you will be able to move forward and perform well during the operation. Our team at Nix will go over with you in detail of all aspects of the procedure and what will occur before and after. Our team is here to assist you in making sure that you are receiving the proper care and what will be the most beneficial for you.

Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications that can occur. For any concerns or questions that you may have please contact one of our experienced doctors to guide you on your weight loss journey to find the best option for you.