Gastric Sleeve (VSG) Surgery
Available at Town Center Surgery
The team of weight loss surgeons here at Town Center Surgery are pleased to announce a new surgical option at our practice that is gaining in popularity across the U.S.: the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure. VSG, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, can help patients with severe morbid obesity lose large amounts of weight and reduce risks of developing life-threatening health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure. VSG surgery involves the removal of a large portion of the stomach. The remainder of the stomach is shaped into a thin “sleeve” for digesting food, leaving the natural food openings of the stomach intact. This tube-shaped stomach holds less food and helps patients achieve a feeling of fullness after much smaller portions at mealtimes.
Gastric sleeve surgery does not involve placing a foreign body onto the stomach, such as that with adjustable gastric banding procedures, and can be helpful for patients who are at extreme risk of health conditions due to morbid obesity. The entire procedure can be performed with a minimal number of very small incisions, resulting in less residual scarring and quicker recovery time.
In addition to state-of-the-art treatment from a skilled bariatric surgery team, Town Center Surgery offers a comfortable, private environment for our patients. We are here to help you in every step of the weight loss surgery process.
You can visit our Gastric Sleeve Surgery page for more information on this innovative weight loss surgery technique, or contact Town Center Surgery for details.