Gastric Sleeve in Tamarac, FL

What Is A Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as gastrectomy, is a bariatric procedure that helps with weight loss by removing a significant portion of the stomach (roughly 80%). Not only does this surgery help you feel full faster while eating, but it also affects your stomach's ability to produce ghrelin, a "hunger hormone" that has been associated with appetite and food cravings. At Fernando E Bayron MD, we specialize in advanced approaches to gastric sleeve surgery and other bariatric procedures for men and women who want to shed excess weight and take charge of their health. Whether you are interested in surgery or want help putting together a medically supervised weight loss program, we invite you to reach out to our practice in Tamarac, FL to start your journey toward a more balanced life.

How Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Work?

Gastric sleeve surgery at Fernando E Bayron MD is performed using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, a state-of-the-art robotic technology that allows for a minimally invasive, more precise approach. After administering the anesthesia, your surgeon will make several small incisions around your abdomen so we can insert the device's camera and surgical tools. After sealing and cutting some of the blood vessels connected to the stomach, we'll insert a sizing tube to help judge the amount of the organ that needs to be removed. The stomach will be separated into two parts and sealed using a medical stapler. Finally, the removed section will be taken out through the abdomen. The procedure usually takes 1 – 2 hours, after which you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days for observation as you recover.

What Are the Benefits of A Gastric Sleeve?

A vertical sleeve gastrectomy can be a powerful solution for Tamarac, FL men and women who want to support their weight loss efforts or are at risk of severe obesity-related health problems. The benefits of gastric sleeve surgery at Fernando E Bayron MD include:

  • Transformative weight loss results that last
  • Lower risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other weight-related health problems
  • Boosts self-image and confidence
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery reduces scarring and the risk of complications

Dr, Bayron performed my gastric sleeve surgery on 10/31/19. I had a great experience and he has great at answering all of my questions and explaining things to me. Thank you Dr. Bayron!

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Iā€™m so happy to say that Dr. Bayron and his whole team were the greatest. They are caring and willing to help you with anything you need through your journey. I hope and pray that you all have the best experience that I had with Dr. Bayron &his team. šŸ˜˜šŸ˜šŸ™šŸ¾ My results are awesome (Gastric sleeve)

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Everything has been a smooth process for my gastric sleeve. All staff have been helpful & informative during this whole process. My surgery went great and I feel great since. No pain or nausea. Highly recommend my surgeon and his whole staff.

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Is a Gastric Sleeve Right for Me?

The most suitable candidates for gastric sleeve surgery at Fernando E Bayron MD typically have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35 with an additional obesity-related condition such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, or hypertension. Ideal candidates have previously attempted weight loss without success, are ready to make significant lifestyle and dietary changes, and do not have medical conditions that would make the surgery too risky. They must also be able to dedicate time for recovery and follow-up care. If you have any questions about your eligibility for the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) procedure, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Are there any dietary restrictions after gastric sleeve surgery?

There are dietary restrictions patients must follow after gastric sleeve surgery, primarily during the first few weeks of recovery. Our team at Fernando E Bayron MD will provide detailed instructions on what to eat and when as your body heals and adjusts to its new stomach size. Generally, patients start with a liquid diet and gradually progress to soft foods before introducing solid foods back into their diet.

What are the potential risks of gastric sleeve surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved with gastric sleeve surgery. Because this is a minimally invasive procedure, the risk is significantly lower compared to traditional open surgery. During a consultation in Tamarac, FL, our medical staff will discuss these risks, including excessive bleeding, infection, and a poor reaction to anesthesia.

Do I need to follow a strict exercise routine after gastric sleeve surgery?

Yes, it is important to follow a regular exercise routine after gastric sleeve surgery to maintain weight loss and improve your overall health. Additionally, regular physical activity can help improve your mood and energy levels while reducing your risk of weight-related health problems. Of course, the type and intensity of exercise varies depending on your needs and health status. We can work with you to create a customized exercise plan.

Learn About Your Options for Weight Loss Surgery

If you have been working to achieve profound weight loss and have tried other options without success, gastric sleeve surgery at Fernando E Bayron MD may help you make the change you want for your health. Whether you are considering bariatric surgery or a medically supervised weight loss plan, we will work with you to find the solution that will empower you to achieve and maintain a healthier weight. To learn more about gastric sleeve surgery and other weight loss solutions we offer, reach out to our practice in Tamarac, FL at your convenience.

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