Gastric Sleeve

OakBend Medical Group

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Richmond, TX

If you’re struggling with losing weight, gastric sleeve surgery is a safe and effective way to change your life for the better. Christopher Reilly, MD, FACS, Steven M. Thomas, MD, FACS, and Genna Lubrano, MD are highly qualified surgeons with considerable experience of performing bariatric procedures including gastric sleeve surgery. Call the clinic now, or use the online booking feature to set up your appointment with one of our doctors today.

Gastric Sleeve Q & A

What is gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is a proven method of helping people achieve significant weight loss. During the operation, Christopher Reilly, MD, FACS, Steven M. Thomas, MD, FACS, or Genna Lubrano, MD removes around nine-tenths of your stomach and forms a smaller pouch, called a sleeve with what remains. The sleeve is roughly the size of a banana, which means you feel full far more quickly when eating.

Gastric sleeve surgery also reduces your appetite, as one section of the removed stomach is the source of the hormones that stimulate your appetite. With reduced capacity for large meals, and less inclination to overeat, you’ll find it easier to eat a healthy quantity of food, and you’ll lose weight far more easily.

What are the benefits of gastric sleeve surgery?

The key benefit of gastric sleeve surgery is that it enables you to lose excess weight and reach your healthy target weight. Once you’ve lost weight, you’ll feel:

  • More energetic
  • Healthier and stronger
  • Happier and more positive
  • A reduction in chronic pain
  • Able to resume a normal life

If you’ve got Type 2 diabetes, gastric sleeve surgery is also highly effective in reversing the effects of the condition and may rid you of it altogether.

Who can have gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is now the most popular form of weight loss surgery, and it’s appropriate for people who’ve reached a weight that’s affecting their health and well-being. If you’ve struggled with dieting and find it impossible to maintain a healthy weight, gastric sleeve surgery can help you change your eating habits for good.

The surgery is effective for health problems such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic fatigue

Losing weight improves your health and takes the strain off your organs and musculoskeletal system. Consequently, you feel brighter and more energetic, and able to live your life to the fullest.

Do I need to watch what I eat after the surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery works by reducing your appetite and the quantity of food you can eat, but you will need to follow a healthy eating plan following the surgery. To get the best results, you need to be committed to a new lifestyle that involves maintaining healthy eating habits and getting more exercise.

Our team will help you with your weight management following gastric sleeve surgery, and they’re there to support you all the way. Find out how OakBend Medical Group can help you get a fresh start in life by calling the clinic or booking an appointment online today.