Gastric Sleeve

Bergen Bariatric and Surgical Solutions

Mikhail A Botvinov, DO, MD

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery located in Bergen county, Westwood, NJ

Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most popular and effective methods of losing weight when you’re severely obese and no other weight loss methods are working. If you think gastric sleeve surgery could help you lose weight, visit Mikhail Botvinov, DO, MD, at Bergen Bariatric and Surgical Solutions P.C. Dr. Botvinov is highly experienced in bariatric surgery who uses state-of-the-art laparoscopic techniques to perform successful weight loss surgeries. Call the office in Westwood, New Jersey, today to find out more about the gastric sleeve procedure or book an appointment online.

Gastric Sleeve Q & A

What is a gastric sleeve?

A gastric sleeve operation is a form of bariatric surgery that reduces your stomach to a banana-sized pouch. It’s a procedure that can help people who are severely obese when diet and exercise, behavioral therapy, and prescription weight loss medications aren’t working.

During gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Botvinov removes about 80% of your stomach. The pouch left behind is the sleeve. Having your stomach reduced by such a drastic amount means you get full far more quickly. 

Gastric sleeve surgery also takes out the section of your stomach that secretes appetite-stimulating hormones. As a result, you don’t feel as hungry.

The combination of a reduction in appetite and minimal stomach capacity makes it easier to eat less and therefore lose excess weight. Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most popular and effective forms of bariatric surgery.

Why should I consider gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery enables you to lose weight even when other methods fail. This could be vital if you have obesity-related health problems such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Some cancers

As well as reducing the impact of these and other health conditions, after losing weight, you have more energy, feel stronger, and are more able to enjoy your hobbies and carry out daily tasks.

Your quality of life is likely to improve too, so you’ll feel happier and more positive.

Am I a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery isn’t a substitute for healthy, managed weight loss through diet and exercise. However, it could be an option if your BMI (body mass index) is over 40, or if it’s over 35 and you have health problems related to your obesity.

Dr. Botvinov only performs bariatric surgery on patients who meet certain criteria: You need to be over 18, understand the risks and possible outcomes of a gastric sleeve operation, and be prepared to follow a healthy living and rehabilitation program after your surgery.

Dr. Botvinov and his team are there to support you before, during, and after your gastric sleeve surgery. Find out how Bergen Bariatric and Surgical Solutions P.C. can help you regain your health and vitality by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.