Schedule Your Sleeve Gastrectomy in the Brisbane area, Gold Coast and the Northern Rivers
If you‘re trying to lose weight and are looking for surgical solutions to help you fight obesity, a sleeve gastrectomy (also known as gastric sleeve surgery) may be worth a look.
Gastric sleeve surgery involves the surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach. The surgeon uses staples to create a ‘sleeve’ that is roughly 15 percent of the stomach’s original size. Since the stomach is smaller and can’t hold as much food, it helps patients achieve weight loss more effectively.
In addition to reducing the size of the stomach, this procedure also removes the portion of the stomach that secretes the highest concentrations of Ghrelin hormone. Ghrelin is one of the ‘hunger hormones’ in the body and is partially responsible for appetite. By removing the part of the stomach that secretes the most Ghrelin, sleeve gastrectomy helps patients reduce their food intake without feeling the kind of hunger pangs that often derail weight loss diets.
In many parts of the world, gastric sleeve surgery is the fastest growing surgery option for patients seeking weight loss solutions. The reasons of the popularity of the sleeve gastrectomy includes the low complication rate which it shares with some other weight loss operations. Most people tolerate the operation very well and achieve good weight loss and health results. Compared to any bypass procedures patients experience much less severe dumping (reaction to liquid sweet food) and have the full length of the small bowel for absorption (can be important for specific medications).
To enquire about scheduling a sleeve gastrectomy the Brisbane area, Gold Coast and the Northern Rivers, contact Dr Harald Puhalla today. Dr Puhalla will tell you more about the pros and cons of the procedure and assess your health to determine whether this surgery is a safe or smart option for you.