Gastric sleeve surgery is an effective way to safely lose a significant amount of weight. As a skilled bariatric surgeon, Christopher Reilly, MD, FACS, can recommend you for and perform gastric sleeve surgery to improve your general health.
Additionally, this type of weight loss surgery offers many more benefits than you may realize when it comes to the overall quality of your life.
How gastric sleeve surgery works
Gastric sleeve surgery involves the removal of a portion of your stomach to decrease its size. The part that remains is what Dr. Reilly crafts into a small pouch, known as a sleeve.
The new sleeve is sized similarly to a banana. The smaller stomach pouch means you must limit what you eat and will feel fuller sooner after eating. The procedure helps reduce your urges to overeat and also changes the hormones that stimulate your appetite.
As you’re eating less and making better food choices following gastric sleeve surgery, you can expect to lose significant amounts of weight in a relatively short period of time.
When to consider gastric sleeve surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery may be right for you if you’re not able to lose weight through traditional means, such as dieting and exercising.
Dr. Reilly may recommend gastric sleeve surgery if you’re medically able to tolerate the surgery but need to address issues related to obesity like:
Gastric sleeve surgery also provides added health benefits if you’re persistently tired or lack energy due to obesity or conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome.
Restoring energy with gastric sleeve surgery
The primary reason you constantly lack energy when you’re overweight or obese is because of the added pressure weight puts on all your major systems.
Other energy-boosting advantages of gastric sleeve surgery includes:
Less work for your body
Through gastric sleeve surgery, your continual weight loss takes that pressure off your organs and your body doesn’t need to work as hard every day. You also need less energy to move your body, so there’ll be excess energy resources to tap into.
Stabilized blood sugar levels
As a gastric sleeve will change the way you eat, you’re likely to experience more stable insulin and blood sugar levels that help your cells produce more energy. With less weight, you can also breathe easier and your blood sees an improvement in its oxygenation levels.
More efficient digestion processes
Eating healthier foods and smaller meals after bariatric surgery prevents your body from wasting excess energy on the digestion process.
Energy for more exercise
The more energy you have, the more physical activity you can do. As you drop excess weight, you’ll find it easier to engage in more exercises. Regular exercise, in turn, helps you continue to burn calories to achieve and maintain an ideal, healthy body weight.
Exercise also boosts your existing energy levels and is an essential part of good emotional and mental health.
If you’re tired of being tired and want to explore your options for weight loss surgery, schedule a gastric sleeve surgery consultation by calling West Houston Surgical Associates or by requesting an appointment online today.