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The Benefits of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

A laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that removes a portion of your stomach to reduce its size. It will be about the shape and size of a banana. There will also be a reduction in the hormones that control your appetite. This can improve both your health and your quality of life.

How a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Works

The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy will restrict the size of your stomach. It reduces your stomach’s size and limits the amount of food you can consume. Your intestines will still be able to absorb the nutrients that your body needs. However, after eating a little bit of food, you will feel full quickly. The feeling can last for several hours.

Having a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can also decrease your appetite. Because your stomach will not be as large, it will not produce as much of the hormone that causes hunger. This is another thing that helps you lose weight after having the procedure. The weight loss will happen in the weeks and months following your surgery.

Losing Extra Weight

One of the main reasons so many people choose to have a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at Clarity Surgical is that it can help them lose extra weight. Many studies have found that you can lose about 60 percent to 70 percent of your excess weight within the first year of surgery. This means that you can go from overweight to a healthier weight in just one procedure.

Treating Medical Conditions

Being overweight or obese can cause many health problems. Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, and other issues are all linked to being overweight. However, by losing the excess weight, you reduce your risk of having these or other health conditions. About 75 percent of people who have health conditions caused by excess weight recover from them after having this procedure.

Increasing Your Confidence

By losing excess weight, you can become more confident and improve your quality of life because you will be happier with your appearance. You will be healthier, so you can engage in more activities such as walking or going on hikes.

Decreased Joint Pain

Your joints are only designed to take so much pressure. If you have excess weight, then the joints may be taking too much pressure. This can cause pain, and over time, it can even permanently damage the joints. When you lose the excess weight, you can also reduce your risk of needing to have a joint replacement later in life.

Who Is a Candidate for a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?

If you have a BMI that is higher than 40, you may be a good candidate. If you have medical issues that are related to increased body weight, you may also have a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, even if your BMI is less than 40.

If you are interested in learning more about laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, please contact Clarity Surgical in Huntington Station, New York, today.