A Life-Changing Procedure
Obesity can rob you of many simple pleasures in life, such as playing outside with your family, wearing a beautiful piece of clothing or getting a restful night of sleep. However, life doesn’t have to be this way. You have options in the fight against obesity.
The team at Stafford Surgical Specialists has dedicated our careers to obesity treatment. We offer leading-edge surgical options, such as sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), that have been proven to be safe and effective.
Take the First Step
The first step toward a happier, healthier life is finding a bariatric surgery team that is experienced, skilled and empathetic. This team will play an integral part in your journey to health and happiness.
Stafford Surgical Specialists have a reputation for being that kind of team. We understand the magnitude of this decision to have weight loss surgery, and we are with you every step of the way to educate and support you.
We have worked with thousands of patients that were tentative at first, but have had their lives changed by weight loss surgery. We are honored to work with you, and we are excited for you to experience the same incredible results.
Why You Should Choose Gastric Sleeve
Every patient is an individual and has different needs and surgical goals. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to weight loss. Patients like you need clear, objective information to weigh the pros and cons of each option, and professional guidance from our surgeons to make the best decision. For many patients, gastric sleeve is the right choice.
Gastric sleeve involves reducing the size of the stomach by about 60 to 70 percent, and reshaping it into a long tube or banana-shaped pouch. The newly shaped stomach will hold considerably less food, so you take in less calories and feel fuller, sooner. This causes rapid, long-term weight loss. The gastric sleeve is the newest of the weight loss procedures. It is the only procedure that reduces the appetite hormone (called ghrelin), which helps to eliminate hunger between meals. Portions are smaller and hunger is minimized for a win-win situation regarding dietary success.
Gastric sleeve has many advantages, including the following:
- Maintains normal digestive function
- Does not require rerouting the intestines
- Significantly reduces hunger (by removing the hunger hormone)
- Performed laparoscopically – minimally invasive
- Procedure takes approximately one hour or less
More about the Laparoscopic Approach
Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than traditional open surgery. It is performed through several small incisions with tiny surgical instruments, including a camera that projects images from inside the body onto a monitor in the operating room. If you have laparoscopic surgery, you will recover faster and be able to return to your normal lifestyle quickly. Also, you will have less post-operative pain and scarring.
Making Healthy Choices after Surgery
Weight loss surgery is an excellent tool to help you lose weight rapidly, but it is most effective when combined with healthy decisions after surgery, such as eating the right foods and adding a daily walking routine. However, it can be challenging to adjust lifelong eating habits, and that is why we offer comprehensive support through our aftercare program. During this stage, our patients are learning to substitute better approaches for old routines.
Our team will work side-by-side with you as you continue toward your individual goals and target weight range. We offer the resources you need to instill good habits and avoid temptations. Monthly support groups are available and can connect you to other people that have been through the same obstacles and can offer tips and more support.
Do You Qualify for Gastric Sleeve?
If you have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 (70 pounds overweight) and are ready to take on the fight against obesity, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery.
Please contact Stafford Surgical Specialists today to book an appointment.