After the Beverly Hills Hotel was completed in 1912, celebrities in the movie industry began making the city their home and Beverly Hills gained a reputation for luxury and glamour. Today, iconic historical spots reflect the city’s heritage.
The large Electric Fountain built in 1931 symbolizes the abundance and fertility of the city. Brighton Coffee Shop, the oldest in Beverly Hills, opened for business in the early 1930s. Fred Hayman Place, designed by the “Father of Rodeo Drive” attracted celebrity clientele and talented fashion designers. Nat ‘n Al is a traditional delicatessen that opened its doors in 1945 and is still serving deli fare today.
Beverly Hills is home to a wide variety of people, including celebrities, local business owners, and entrepreneurs. At West Medical, we are happy to serve the community of this fair city, providing advanced procedures and medical treatments, including gastric sleeve surgery to help our patients achieve their weight loss goals. Our Beverly Hills bariatric surgeons are dedicated to surgical excellence and committed to providing the absolute best in patient services.
Gastric Sleeve Procedure
Gastric sleeve surgery is sometimes called vertical sleeve gastrectomy or sleeve gastrectomy. It is a minimally invasive procedure, performed laparoscopically with small incisions in the abdominal area.
The surgeon portions off a large section of the stomach with staples, reducing its size by nearly 85% and leaving a tube or sleeve roughly the size and shape of a banana. This much smaller stomach will allow you to feel full faster, eat smaller portions, and consume fewer calories.
The part of your stomach removed in this surgery is the portion that produces the hunger-stimulating hormone, ghrelin. With less ghrelin in the body, patients typically feel less hungry after the procedure.
Are You a Good Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric sleeve and bariatric surgery is not recommended for every overweight person. Each patient is considered individually, but certain requirements apply across the boards. To qualify for this procedure, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have a BMI greater than 40; or greater than 30 with a life-threatening, obesity-related medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea
- Have had high BMI for at least 5 years
- Not consume excessive amounts of alcohol
- Be in generally good health
- Not be overweight due to a related medical condition
- Be prepared to follow a pre-op nutritional regimen and make life-changing decisions toward a healthier lifestyle
Gastric Sleeve Benefits
Gastric sleeve is one of the most successful and popular bariatric procedures. With exercise and the right food choices, many patients lose more than 50% of their excess pounds after surgery and are able to keep the weight off.
For patients who have been unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, this procedure provides a method for achieving and maintaining significant weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. It is used along with a healthy diet and vitamin and mineral supplements, as overall consumption will be reduced with a much smaller stomach after the procedure.
The gastric sleeve has a number of advantages, including:
- Performed laparoscopically with a minimally invasive technique
- Reduces both stomach size and ghrelin secretion
- Results in more weight loss than adjustable gastric banding
- Does not require adjustments
- Does not require implantation of a foreign object (such as the gastric band)
- No malabsorption (reduction of the nutrients absorbed by the body) and no vitamin or mineral deficiency
- No rerouting of the intestinal tract or cross-connections
- Covered by most PPO insurance providers
Health Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Obesity-related health conditions are among the leading causes of death in the U.S. Fortunately, studies have shown that bariatric surgery improves or resolves a number of weight-related diseases, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Degenerative joint disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Stress urinary incontinence
As stated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), a large body of scientific evidence has shown that gastric sleeve surgery results in 80% remission of Type 2 diabetes and more than 50% reduction in death from heart disease. In addition, research has shown that weight loss surgery produces an 89% reduction in 5-year mortality, resolves depression in 55% of patients, and improves quality of life in 95% of the people undergoing a bariatric procedure.
Beverly Hills Gastric Sleeve Surgeons
The best way to find out if gastric sleeve surgery is recommended for you is to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable physician at our facility, who will explain the risks and benefits of the procedure, answer your questions, and recommend the best treatment option for you. At West Medical, we believe that you should be fully informed when making a decision about your health, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.
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