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Irvine is one of the most pleasant cities in America and is the safest big city in the country according to the FBI. The low crime rate, along with the countless opportunities for recreation, shopping, education, employment, and culture, Irvine is one of the finest places to live in the country.

In Old Town Irvine, you can catch a glimpse of the agricultural past of the area, enjoying many historical landmarks such as the La Quinta Inn and Suites, once the dry-crop shipping center for the Irvine Ranch, with the hotel’s 101 rooms built in what were once lima bean and grain silos.

A master-planned community with a population of 260,000, Irvine is a thriving and diverse city that offers its residents, from children on up, to an exceptional quality of life. West Medical has established a private clinic in Irvine, where people from Orange County can get a gastric sleeve from some of the finest bariatric surgeons practicing in the Southland.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing a section of the stomach, up to about 85 percent of the natural structure, leaving a tubular section (or sleeve) of the stomach. At West Medical, the procedure is performed laparoscopically, requiring only small incisions. A small camera is inserted into the area to be surgically altered, with surgical staples applied creating the stomach “sleeve.”

Creating a smaller stomach naturally means you will feel full after consuming far less food. This surgery can help you shed excess pounds quickly, while you feel satisfied with only a small quantity of food. When the larger portion of the stomach is removed, another benefit is achieved – the hormone ghrelin, which triggers the sensation of hunger, is located in the lower portion of the stomach, which is removed. Without the constant feelings of hunger plaguing you, losing weight is far easier.

Health Benefits of Gastric Sleeve

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) reports that bariatric surgery, which alter the anatomy of the gastro-intestinal tract, is often the most positive ways people who suffer from obesity can finally shed the excess weight. Bariatric surgery is merely a tool, one of several tools that are employed to help an individual live a healthier, happier life. Lifestyle changes, nutrition, and exercise are all part of achieving long-term results from gastric sleeve surgery.

Health Conditions Associated with Obesity

The health conditions and illnesses associated with obesity are frightening. These include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Lipid (cholesterol) abnormalities
  • Fatty liver disease
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Venous stasis (congestion and slow circulation in the veins due to blockage)
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Stoke
  • Heart attack

If you are living with obesity, you may feel misunderstood. It is not uncommon for other people to fail to understand this complex metabolic condition. At West Medical, we get it. You want to help you live a healthier, more confident life, and shed the excess weight with the help of various types of bariatric surgeries, including gastric sleeve, performed with the most advanced surgical techniques.

What are the Advantages of the Gastric Sleeve?

Medically termed a “sleeve gastrectomy,” or “vertical sleeve gastrectomy,” gastric sleeve surgery offers some big advantages. They include:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Less scarring
  • Decreases stomach size and reduces hunger-triggering hormones
  • No medical device implanted
  • No future adjustments required
  • No rerouting of intestinal tract
  • Covered by most PPO insurance plans

Irvine Gastric Sleeve Surgeons

At West Medical, we are proud to be recognized as being among the finest bariatric surgeons practicing in the Southland. Our goal is to help our patients restore their health – and confidence – with a range of bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve. At our private clinic in Irvine, we can help you undergo the correct surgery, for you. It starts with a private consultation with our knowledgeable, compassionate team.

Quality of Care – It Matters to Us.

Our approach is focused upon quality of care. Every professional at our practice is committed to providing the highest level of personal service, care, and compassion, and to make the journey to better health a positive, empowering experience for you. We ensure that we fully educate our patients so they know what to expect in surgery and recovery, and why we may recommend gastric bypass as the most appropriate procedure.

We have established West Medical to assist people who have spent years struggling with obesity to finally resolve the problem, and move ahead in life healthier, happier, and more confident. If you or a loved one is living with obesity, we invite you to visit our Irvine offices to talk about what can be done for you, and to get all the facts, openly and honestly, so you can make an educated decision. Take the first step on your journey and connect with us – we are here to help.

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Patient Results


Lost 118lbs after visit

"Thank you West Medical for playing your part to help bring an incredible change to my life."


Lost 104lbs after visit

"Now I feel good in my clothes, I have more energy and do more things."


Lost 120lbs after visit

"I FEEL INCREDIBLE! I have a lot more energy and am very active."


Lost 100lbs after visit

"I felt like I would never fit in with my family. Now I am living an active lifestyle that I finally get to be a part of. I have lost a total of 100lbs!"


Lost over 100lbs after visit

"I lost 100 pounds with Sleeve Gastrectomy and I feel incredible! I have a lot more energy and feel healthy."

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