Published on Jul 14, 2014
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
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Hello. I'm Dr. Umbach and today we're going to be talking about the gastric sleeve, or the vertical gastric sleeve. We're going to discuss it a little bit--about what we do, how we do it, and, more importantly, what benefits does it has for you.
We're here in an operating room because we do all these cases under general anesthesia, so that's the first important thing is people need to know is you need to go somewhere where they have a highly experienced team. For example, the anesthesiologist that we use--he has done thousands and thousands and thousands of bariatric cases. He's probably the most busiest--he is the busiest bariatric anesthesiologist, if not in the country, definitely in the Western Unites States of America. He's part of the team. The crew I use in the operating room, here, is the same crew--every case--and they know exactly what we're doing before we even get up in the morning and that goes a long way to helping you have a successful gastric sleeve.
I, myself, have been doing bariatric surgery for about 15 years. I started off doing gastric bypass surgery--laparoscopically, which was extremely challenging. And so going to do something like a band or doing a gastric sleeve is less challenging, but I'm able to bring lessons that I learned through those hard years to your sleeve. So, I think that's important to know.
The gastric sleeve itself it a very simple operation and concept. What we're doing is we're taking this stomach--we've got our little foam stomach here--and we're simply cutting off the big balloon part of your stomach; so were converting it from a basketball, or a football, to a banana, OK? That's really all the gastric sleeve is, OK? The techniques and how we do it we'll show you another time, but the key things you need to know are it's stapled, alright? And that's how we're able to do these cases--is with a stapler.
Now, as soon as I say, "Staple," people think, "Hand-held stapler"--It's not the case. We have a very important device that we use in the operating room called a stapler and this device is able to divide this tissue and close it and seal it safely for us in the operating room. So, we couldn't do these sleeves without something like this to help us in the operating room.
The benefits to the sleeve are tremendous. What we're doing is we're actually taking away hunger. Ghrelin, which is the hunger hormone, is produced right here, OK? And when we remove the stomach that hunger hormone comes out. So, after surgery, you no longer have that hunger drive. And that's what gets us, right? Because as soon as we say, "Oh, I'm going to diet! I'm going to lose 10 pounds!"--the minute you say the word "diet"--you're hungry, and that's thanks to Ghrelin, which is right from this guy here.
So, the sleeve takes away the hunger really well, and the other thing the gastric sleeve does--it helps fill you up. With that small banana, four bites and you're typically full. So, you're full. You're happy. You're not hungry. And that's what it's all about with the gastric sleeve. That's why people are so successful with it and that's why really most of the cases, nowadays, we do are gastric sleeves as well.
So please learn more about it. Check us out on the web. We're at www.blossombariatrics.com. Give us a call--we'd love to talk to you more about this procedure and, please, start today on your journey. We'd love to help you here a Blossom Bariatrics.
Blossom Bariatrics is a weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning surgeon, Dr. Thomas Umbach, is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight.
Over the years, Dr. Tom has helped hundreds of patients lose thousands of pounds through the gastric bypass, gastric lap band and gastric sleeve procedures. His patients have truly Blossomed as they have gone on to enjoy the simple pleasures of life again; such as playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a roller coaster for the first time, or starting to date and travel.
Dr. Tom Umbach is a nationally recognized, fellowship-trained Las Vegas bariatric surgery specialist. His gastric bypass practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. The bariatric practice delivers outcomes that exceed national averages of weight-management success due to Dr. Umbach's surgical expertise, compassionate care, and exemplary pre- and post-surgery services.
If you are looking for the premier weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada contact Blossom Bariatrics today at 702-904-8011 or visit www.BlossomBariatrics.com
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Gastric Sleeve Surgery