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Gastric Sleeve Specialist

Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC

General Surgery and Advanced Robotic Surgery & General and Bariatric Surgeons located in Jackson, MS

Obesity affects your physical, emotional, and mental health and diet and exercise aren’t always effective at helping you lose weight and keeping it off. Surgical procedures like the gastric sleeve may serve as the solution to your weight and health problems. At Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, their team of surgeons uses the most advanced surgical techniques, including the gastric sleeve, to help you achieve your weight loss goals. For a free weight loss consultation, call the office in Jackson, Mississippi, or book online today.

Gastric Sleeve Q & A

What is the gastric sleeve?

The gastric sleeve, also called a sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure that decreases the size of your stomach, which helps you fill up faster, so you eat less and lose weight. 

During the procedure, your surgeon removes about 80% of your stomach, leaving you with a small sleeve of a stomach, similar in size and shape to a banana. The procedure also removes the portion of the stomach that produces the hunger hormone, ghrelin, which helps you feel less hungry and benefits your overall weight loss efforts. 

Can the gastric sleeve help me?

The experienced team at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, specializes in medical and surgical weight loss and can help you determine if the gastric sleeve is the best choice for you. The team uses your body mass index (BMI) as a guide to determine if you would benefit from weight loss surgery. 

The team may consider the gastric sleeve procedure a good choice for you if:

  • Your BMI is 40 or above (extreme obesity)
  • Your BMI is between 35 and 40, and you have weight-related health issues
  • You’ve been unsuccessful at losing weight with diet and exercise

The gastric sleeve procedure permanently changes the size of your stomach and can’t be reversed. In addition to your weight, the team also considers your willingness to fully commit to the lifestyle changes required following the procedure. 

What can I eat after my gastric sleeve procedure?

The team at Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, provides you with a very structured diet plan following your gastric sleeve procedure. You need to follow the diet plan as directed to prevent complications and get the results you want.

For the first week or so, you may only be allowed to drink sugar-free liquids. Then, as tolerated, you can add pureed foods to your diet. About four weeks after your procedure, you may be able to reintroduce regular foods as directed by your provider.

In addition to your diet, the team may also recommend nutritional supplements, such as a multivitamin, calcium, or vitamin B12 injections. 

How much weight can I lose with a gastric sleeve?

Weight loss results vary from person to person. However, after two years, many people lose up to 60% of their excess body weight. 

The gastric sleeve is an effective procedure that leads to permanent weight loss. Call Lakeland Surgical Clinic, PLLC, or book online to schedule a consultation for weight loss surgery.