Plastic Surgery Institute of California Unveils New Micro Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Technique

New Gastrectomy Surgery AvailableSurgical weight loss procedures including gastric bypass and gastric banding surgery continue to be the most popular options for morbidly obese patients.

Gastric banding and gastric bypass procedures can be very effective for shrinking the stomach for extended periods of time so that the patients simply cannot eat a lot of food in any single sitting. The Plastic Surgery Institute of California has recently unveiled a new micro sleeve gastrectomy procedure as one of its surgical weight loss options.

If you need to lose more than 100 pounds and are interested in bariatric surgery, take a look at these weight loss before and after photos to learn more about patients who have undergone some type of surgical weight loss procedure. Talk to a bariatric surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for sleeve gastrectomy and other bariatric procedures.

The micro sleeve gastrectomy procedure is among the few minimally-invasive procedures available for morbidly obese patients. In this procedure, the surgeon makes a single, tiny incision that leaves little or no scars in the abdomen area. The surgeon can then modify the size of the stomach and the patient experiences very little pain and a fairly rapid recovery time. The Plastic Surgery Institute of California is one of a few surgery centers to pioneer in the micro sleeve gastrectomy surgical procedure. Dr. Mazin Al-Hakeem of the Institute states, “We view the micro sleeve gastrectomy as a true leap forward when it comes to innovation in bariatric weight loss procedures. We’re thrilled to be able to bring this option to our patients and know that it will help them experience less pain, recover more quickly and avoid nearly all of the scarring typical of other surgical weight loss methods”.

Some of the other popular surgical weight loss methods available at The Plastic Surgery Institute of California and other weight loss clinics in the area include lap band surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, micro lap band surgery and various types of gastric restrictive surgeries.

Take a look at some of these weight loss before and after photos to see examples of extreme weight loss on patients just like you. If you’ve been thinking about undergoing bariatric surgery or another weight loss procedure, talk to an experienced bariatric surgeon in your area about your options. Your weight loss surgeon can create a customized treatment plan and make a recommendation on the right type of weight loss procedure that will help you achieve long-term results.

Further Reading

  • A new set of studies out says bariatric surgery completely reversed Type 2 diabetes in 75 percent of patients. In cases where the bariatric surgery was more extreme, the percentage for people who completely reversed the disease rose to 95 percent. In fact, the results were so immediate; doctors say some people were able to stop taking insulin as early as three days following the surgery.

  • Even though weight loss can be as simple as a healthy diet and consistent workout regimen for many people, it is a struggle for those who are severely overweight or medically obese. Even though some obese patients are successful with weight loss programs that include bariatric surgery, a change in attitude and educating oneself about food and nutrition can also help the individual lose the weight for good. Addressing issues such as a food addiction, poor eating habits and getting off the yo-yo diet cycle can all help to increase chances of success with any weight loss program.

  • Many doctors recommend weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, for the severely obese because diet and exercise alone cannot help to reduce body weight to a healthy level after reaching a certain threshold. For many people, weight loss surgery eventually means fewer health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure or even a stroke over the course of their lifetime. This can also mean fewer medical-related costs for treatment. Results of a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis finds that bariatric surgery is also a cost-effective solution for patients who are mildly obese.