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Gastric Sleeve

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What is the gastric sleeve procedure?

Also known as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical or sleeve in English, gastric sleeve surgery is a bariatric procedure whose purpose is to remove an important part of your stomach, which will result in having a stomach similar to a sleeve. During gastric sleeve surgery, approximately 70 to 85% of your stomach is resected or removed so that reducing your size feels full faster after eating, as well as preventing you from eating large amounts of food at one time. In addition, the surgeon will remove the portion of your stomach responsible for producing the ghrelin hormone that increases your appetite, therefore, your food cravings will also decrease in intensity.

The procedure is best suited for people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 33 kg / m, as well as for those whose weight is too high to undergo gastric bypass surgery. It is also important to keep in mind that gastric sleeve surgery is permanent and irreversible. Sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive bariatric surgery, since it is performed with the help of a laparoscope and small wounds. Bariatric sleeve-type surgery does not alter the normal functioning of your stomach, so there will be no food restrictions afterwards, although certain nutrients may be missing for a long time.

Advantage:

  • Less food intolerances than with gastric bands.
  • Weight loss is usually faster with the sleeve than with the gastric band and similar to the gastric bypass but less aggressive than the latter.
  • There is no implantable band device, so slippage and erosion are not a risk, nor a foreign body.
  • The surgical risk is lower than with gastric bypass procedures, but the weight loss is similar. In addition, our team can perform sleeve gastrectomy using minimally invasive techniques that help speed recovery time.
  • No device that needs adjustment is inserted, so the follow-up regimen is not as intense as it is with the gastric bands.
  • Less deficit of vitamins and other nutrients.

Recovery timeline:

  • The hospital stay is 24-48 hours
  • Most patients resume normal activity after 8 days to two weeks
  • Complete surgical recovery usually occurs within three weeks

Our team is committed to ensuring that all of your questions are answered and help determine the best weight loss surgery for you. We are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals successfully.

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Dr. Pablo Garcia

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Pablo García is a graduate of the Medical School of the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), specialized in General Surgery at the Dr. Salvador B. Gautier Hospital, IDSS. He is a member of the Dominican College of Surgeons, the Dominican Association for the Study of Obesity, the International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and is a founding member and current Secretary of the Dominican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery , SODOCIMEB.

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Education and patient preparation

We help you mentally and physically prepare for this great change in your life. We are with you for every step of your weight loss journey, in preparation for your procedure and for the long term.

Minimally invasive techniques:

We perform all our procedures through small incisions or without incisions at all, which minimizes the downtime of your life and loved ones.

Coordinated care in one place

You can also make appointments coordinated with specialists, such as nutritionists and counselors, all in one place on the same day, at times that are useful.

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Dr. Pablo Garcia provides advanced surgical and nonsurgical options for weight loss and a better quality of life for you and your family. We are very proud to share some of our patients’ stories with you.

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BEFORE AND AFTER

Dr. Pablo Garcia provides advanced surgical and nonsurgical options for weight loss and a better quality of life for you and your family. We are very proud to share some of our patients’ stories with you.

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