Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Many of our patients have found long-term success with our gastric sleeve surgery. Learn how you can conquer your battle with obesity today with this minimally invasive procedure.



the Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical gastric sleeve, is one of several options available to Los Angeles residents who seek help for overcoming serious obesity. During this surgery, about three-quarters of the stomach is removed. The resulting pouch is the shape of a banana, or a tube, hence the name “sleeve gastrectomy.” This restricts the patient’s food intake and results in effective long term weight loss.

Animated Photo Of Gastric Sleeve Surgery On A Stomach

How Gastric Sleeve Surgery is Performed

At Marina Weight Loss Center, our gastric sleeve surgery is performed laparoscopically, a less invasive method. Rather than making larger abdominal incisions to complete this surgery, our doctors will make a series of small incisions, allowing a camera and other medical instruments to be inserted and controlled.

With this method, you will not only recover fasted, but lower your risks of surgical complications. Our experienced surgeons can perform this procedure in no more than an hour. Although this procedure is minimally invasive, our trusted anesthesiologists will ensure you are given the appropriate amount of general anesthesia so you remain as comfortable as possible.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Getting Started with Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

At Marina Weight Loss Center, we are dedicated to your health and well being. We take the time to get to know you and your goals to deliver the best, most effective weight loss solution for your exact needs. We understand that doctors and hospitals can be an uncomfortable place for most. Our center is welcoming, relaxing, and filled with doctors that truly care about your health. To get started with our gastric sleeve surgery, please do not hesitate to reach out to us today.


Gastric Sleeve FAQ

While choosing to have gastric bypass surgery will be a step in the right direction for healthier life, it can be a bit overwhelming. The best way to get comfortable with this decision is to fully understand gastric sleeve surgery. To help you do so, we have compiled answers to some of your most pressing issues. Read below to learn more or reach out to us with your questions.

Bullet IconQ. What Are the Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

A. While the gastric sleeve can assist you in portion control, it is also crucial that you adopt a sensible eating plan and reasonable routine for activity. When these strategies are combined, you can expect to receive the following benefits:

  • Remission or disappearance of diabetes-related symptoms
  • Improvement of high blood pressure
  • Reduction of other symptoms of metabolic syndrome
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved respiratory function
  • Improvement of orthopedic issues — joints, bones, muscles
  • Longer life expectancy

Bullet IconQ. How Long will Recovery Take?

A. At Marina Weight Loss Center, we have been awarded as a Bariatric Center of Excellence. Our staff is committed to your health before, during, and after treatment. After your procedure has been completed, you will be transferred to one of our private Bariatric suites, where our experienced medical staff will care for you until you are ready to go home. Recovery from the gastric sleeve surgery will take no more than two days in our center, and a week or so at home.

Bullet IconQ. Are There Any Risks with Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

A. At Marina Weight Loss Center, we perform our gastric sleeve surgery laparoscopically. This surgical method allows you to have less risks than open procedures, and ensure a faster recovery time.

Our doctors ensure that you encounter as little risk as possible so you can start receiving the immense benefits of this procedure faster. Long-term results include greater mobility and higher energy, the possible remission of weight-related condition like diabetes, and a longer life expectancy.

These, and other side effects, are short term and after the patient becomes acclimated to the new stomach anatomy, they will pass. Complications of surgery are more serious but also more rare than side effects.

Bullet IconQ. Can This Surgery Result in Any Complications?

A. Although it is not likely you experience any complications from this low-risk procedure, it is important that you consult with the appropriate medical professional in the event that you experience:

  • Persistent stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Chest or shoulder pain
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea/ vomiting

Although these may not be serious, it is important that you consult with the appropriate medical professional to confirm whether further evaluation is needed. Of course, you should always feel free to contact our office any time you have questions or concerns regarding your surgery or your health.