Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss Options in Beaumont

At Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, we perform a number of weight loss surgeries to help your body achieve peak health. Being overweight can cause problems for your body such as higher blood pressure, greater risk for diabetes, and higher risk of heart disease. By performing surgery to lower your weight and moderate your body composition, you can lower the risk of these health complications.

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Gastric sleeve surgery, or gastric sleeve resection, is one of the newer types of bariatric surgery. This surgery can also be referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

The stomach has the ability to stretch and fit more food before triggering a response that tells your body it is full. During a gastric sleeve procedure, the surgeon will remove part of your stomach and reduce its size by up to 90%. With a drastically smaller stomach, your body will trigger its full response much sooner, helping you to eat less and lose weight.

While gastric bypass is the most well-known surgery for weight loss, it may soon be surpassed in popularity by gastric sleeve surgery due to its ease and shorter recovery times.

Potential Risks

As with any surgery, there are risks during the procedure as well as during recovery. The site of the surgery may become infected, and eating may result in bleeding and possibly leaking along the staple line. It is important to maintain regular communication with your doctor during your recovery period.

Speak with your doctor about undergoing surgery at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.