If losing weight and keeping it off is something you’ve struggled with for years, and you’re tired of trying the latest fad diets and fitness trends, you might be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery is proven to help patients lose weight and keep it off by altering hormones that cause weight gain. Each year, nearly 200,000 patients make the decision to have weight loss surgery. Are you next?
Making the decision to have weight loss surgery isn’t one to take lightly. It requires a life-long commitment to lifestyle changes like diet and exercise, but bariatric surgery can be lifesaving. The first step is to choose the weight loss surgery option that is best for you, with the help of your doctor. There are three primary forms of bariatric surgery available: gastric bypass, gastric banding (Lap-Band) and gastric sleeve.
During the gastric sleeve procedure, a large portion of the stomach is removed, reducing the size of the stomach by approximately 70 to 80 percent. With the new, smaller stomach, volume is reduced, restricting the amount of food that can be consumed. Additionally, the portion of the stomach that produces the hunger hormone, ghrelin is removed, resulting in less hunger and fewer cravings. The average gastric sleeve patient will lose about 70 to 80 percent of their excess body weight.
In recent years, gastric sleeve has become the favored choice by bariatric patients and surgeons, due to its lower risk compared to gastric bypass and higher success rate compared to gastric banding.
Leading bariatric surgeon Todd McCarty further improved the gastric sleeve procedure with the invention of the McCarty Mini Sleeve. The innovative Mini Sleeve procedure uses the natural entrances to the abdominal cavity to remove the resected portion of the stomach, thus avoiding the painful incisions required with the standard laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery. The Mini Sleeve is a minimally invasive weight loss surgery technique, meaning there are fewer risks for complications. Patients can also experience faster recovery times with no hospital stay and have fewer scars after surgery.
Is it time for you to take the next step toward reclaiming your life? Contact McCarty Weight Loss Center today to schedule an appointment with Dr. McCarty, a trusted leader in weight loss surgery in Dallas and across the country. If the patented Mini Sleeve procedure is not right for you, the team at McCarty Weight Loss Center will help you choose the bariatric option that is best suited for your individual needs.