BEATING OBESITY: THE GASTRIC SLEEVE
Want to know if gastric sleeve is right for you?
Answer to those phrases that you identify with:
- I’ve tried to lose weight with diets and exercise without getting results.
- My over weight is causing me health problems and diseases.
- When I look into the mirror, I would love to look different.
If you answered yes to more than one of the above sentences, and your BMI (Body Mass Index) is more than 30, we have an excellent option for you: The gastric sleeve surgery.
Severe to moderate obesity has become an epidemic disease in the last decade. Contemporary lifestyle, as well as hormonal, thyroid and endocrine problems make difficult for many people to reach a healthy weight, despite multiple efforts like working out, diets and medication, it just seems something impossible to achieve.
Only in United States, two thirds of woman has over weight and obesity problems. Even worse, there are 67.6 millions of obese people and 65 millions of overweight individuals, according to a study of the Washington Medical University of Saint Louis, Missouri, on 2012. This means that 40% of US population is facing over weight problems and health disorders associated to obesity. If you are part of the statistics, we want to help you!
So what is the Gastric Sleeve?
Gastric sleeve is a safe and new procedure and a very effective option to the treatment of obesity, changing the life of people in the long term since it promotes a new lifestyle, making difficult to recover the lost weight.
The gastric sleeve has a few advantages over the gastric band, since there is no foreign body in the stomach. This surgery also known as vertical gastric sleeve, consists in the removal of 85% of the stomach from the body, this reduction is what forces the patient to eat only 10% to 15% less than before, causing a dramatic lose of weight in the first six months after the surgery. Of course that the patient needs to make some changes in his nutritional habits, eating more balanced in order to keep a good health. In a few words, the person learns to eat again.
Another of the advantages is the minimal invasion to the body, since it is a procedure done by laparoscopy, via incisions ½ inch or less. This has added safety to the operation as well as patient acceptance.
Are you a candidate for gastric sleeve?
If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 35 kg it means you are a candidate for this type of surgery, also if you have been diagnosed with serious conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure related to over weight.
How much weight am I going to lose?
Most part of the overweight is lost in the first six months after the surgery. After this period the patient must continue with a balanced diet and a training plan in order to keep a healthy lifestyle.*
When you compare the statistics against traditional diet and work out programs, or even specialist-supervised programs, you’ll find out that the surgery is more effective with long-term weight maintenance and improvement of health. The patients often live a longer, productive and healthier life, with less visits to the health care system.
Also, the savings in health care expenses will pay for the surgery in 2 or 4 years, since in 75% of the cases patients will experience the reduction or total disappearance of chronic disorders like heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and other degenerative illnesses.
Change your life today in hands of top qualified surgeons and world-class care at affordable prices.
At VIDA Wellness and Beauty Hospital you would find an experienced team of bariatric surgeons, certified and qualified with more than 5,000 successful surgeries. If you are seeking for a life long impact, at VIDA hospital you have the opportunity to do it, paying 50% less than in United States for a bariatric procedure like the gastric sleeve.
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*Bariatric surgery results may vary in every person. A nutritional program follows the bariatric surgery in order to achieve best results.