Gastric Sleeve surgery, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve resection, gastric reduction and vertical gastroplasty, is a relatively new form of weight-loss surgery that has gained popularity in…
Obesity is a disease that can result in severe health complications or even death if not remedied. For those who are severely overweight, exercising and eating right might not be enough to combat the complexities of the disease. In these cases, weight loss surgery at Angeles Hospital can be a highly effective solution. Last Updated on July 16, 2016
There are many reasons to choose weight loss surgery. It can help to resolve health issues like heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, infertility, sleep apnea, hypertension, and more. It’s important to work with your doctor to determine the right kind of weight loss surgery for you.
As one of the most effective weight loss procedures, gastric bypass surgery involves “splitting” the stomach into two parts. The upper-most section, measuring only an inch or so in diameter, will be the only part to collect food, bypassing the lower region of the stomach and a portion of the small intestines, thus reducing the amount of calories absorbed.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a permanent approach to weight loss. Working similarly to bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery involves shrinking the stomach, only this time a section of the stomach is permanently removed and replaced with a sleeve or banana-shaped tube.
For those who prefer a more flexible approach to weight loss surgery, gastric band surgery (also known as lap band surgery) involves placing a band around the stomach which makes it function as though it was smaller. Unlike the other procedures listed so far, the band can be adjusted to decrease or increase food digestion. It can be removed later if you choose.
As one of the newest forms of weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve plication surgery is becoming quite popular (albeit difficult to come by in the U.S.) because it is minimally invasive, reversible, and highly effective. The procedure creates a pleat or fold in the stomach tissue to reduce its capacity. Unlike many other weight loss surgeries, however, gastric sleeve plication surgery can be reversed with limited healing time.
Angeles Health Weight Loss Surgery Center provides a world class team of weight loss surgery specialists. Our attending physicians include:
If you or a loved one have been struggling with weight loss and are in need of an affordable solution to your weight-related health problems, then Angeles Hospital can help. Come see for yourself why millions of people choose Angel’s Health International each year. As Mexico’s largest and trusted hospital network, Angeles Hospital continues to be the go-to spot for affordable, elective surgeries for patients worldwide.