Gastric Sleeve Success Stories

Innovative Weight Loss Solutions in Junction City, Kansas has been offering the gastric sleeve as one of the options for bariatric surgery since November of 2010.

What Our Patients Have to Say About it

L.B.: Has lost about 58 lb in approximately 2 months. "

"I am really pleased. I'm off blood pressure meds, off metformin (medicine prescribed for diabetes). I'm back to work, and doing so much better at work. I have so much more energy."

V.L. has lost 75 pounds in 4 months.
"It's awesome. Wish I would have done it earlier!"

C.S. has lost 83 pounds in 6 months.
"I'm doing great and feel great!"

T.K.: has lost 72 pounds in 6 months.

M.S.: She's so happy with her sleeve she recommended it to her friend, and she had one too!

M.M. has lost 90 pounds in a year.
"After work I can jog to the park and back, about 4 mi total, and go to the gym for an hour every morning before work. "I would still redo it if I had to redo it!"

More About the Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve, also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy and gastric sleeve resection, involves removing a large portion of the stomach to reshape it to become more "sleeve-like". This form of bariatric weight loss surgery restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold, as well as removing the portion of the stomach that generates Ghrelin, the hormone that causes hunger.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery offers an excellent alternative to major surgeries like gastric bypass surgery and can be done laparoscopically, similar to the small incisions made during the LAP-BAND Gastric Banding Surgery.

There are multiple surgical options for patients suffering from extreme obesity and an inability to reduce weight gain over an extended period of time. While there are numerous medical procedures, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, Sleeve Gastrectomies are generally less complicated that many other bariatric surgeries. Gastric Sleeve surgery's specific advantages include the following:

•Gastric Sleeve is a restriction-based surgery, which involves reducing the feeling of hunger and increasing feelings of the stomach being full.

•The stomach and digestive tracts are not moved within the digestive system, unlike gastric bypass and duodenal switch surgeries.

•No foreign bands or objects are implanted, as with the LAP-BAND or other banding surgeries.

Some of the complications that are reduced or eliminated by opting for the Gastric Sleeve procedure include:

•Nutritional deficiency, as the portion of the digestive system that affects vitamin absorption remains unaffected.

•Dumping Syndrome, or rapid gastric emptying, is avoided with the Gastric Sleeve surgery.

•The risk of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease is considerably reduced in comparison to other bariatric procedures.

•Gastric sleeve surgery is also an excellent secondary consideration if LAP-BAND surgery is ineffective in reducing weight.

For more information, visit www.InnovativeWeightLossSolutions.com/articles.html, e-mail weightloss@gchks.org or call 1-(877)-260-3064.


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