Sleeve Gastrectomy 2017-08-24T13:12:09+00:00

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Los Angeles, Irvine, and Riverside, California

If the obesity is making your life a daily struggle and you know your weight is endangering your health, it may be time to start thinking about bariatric surgery. Maybe you’ve tried to lose weight on your own with diet and exercise, but each new attempt leaves you feeling more frustrated and discouraged.

If your weight is keeping you from enjoying life now and limiting your options for the future, schedule a weight loss surgery consultation with our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya. Dr. Dahiya will help you find out if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

Don’t Let Your Weight Become Your Identity

You may have a problem with obesity, but that doesn’t mean that your weight has to define who you are. Don’t give up on your future. There is still time to turn your life around with weight loss surgery. Our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Dahiya has helped patients just like you turn their lives around and enjoy a healthier, happier lifestyle with laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

Have you been told in the past that you are too heavy for LAP-BAND® surgery or gastric bypass surgery? If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is high enough that you cannot safely have laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery or REALIZE® Band surgery, don’t give up.

Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy can be an effective bariatric surgery option if you are very obese, even if your BMI is over 60. Let us know if you have a high BMI or if you have any other questions about gastric sleeve surgery, and we will set up a time for you to talk with Dr. Dahiya.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass Surgery

Severe obesity is a life-threatening condition, but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. If your Body Mass Index is dangerously high, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery can be the first stage in your journey toward a healthier life. Sleeve gastrectomy, also called the stomach staple surgery, can be performed as the first stage of a gastric bypass surgery operation for those whose BMI makes other weight loss surgeries less safe.

In this two-stage plan, Dr. Dahiya first performs the laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy, in which he staples, then removes about two-thirds of your stomach. The remaining portion is shaped like a tube, or sleeve. The sleeve has a capacity of about 200 ml, which is enough for a full meal, but helps keep you from overeating. This is how gastric sleeve surgery works to help you lose weight.

If you stick to your post-surgery weight loss program with help from Dr. Dahiya and our team of weight loss professionals, you should be able to get down to a safe weight for gastric bypass surgery.

Another benefit of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is that it does not interfere with your body’s absorption of nutrients. Therefore, sleeve gastrectomy patients tend to have fewer nutrition problems after their weight loss surgery.

If you are ready to turn your life around with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in the LA area, please contact our Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Dr. Dahiya to learn more about weight loss surgery.