If losing weight through diet and exercise have not helped you lose weight long term, then you may have considered weight loss surgery.

Also known as bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery treats obesity and indirectly, the conditions that go along with it. This includes sleep apnea, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis. 

Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss

There are several types of weight loss surgery. One of them is gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy.

In this procedure, the surgeon removes part of the stomach and using the remaining portion, creates a banana-shaped pouch or sleeve. This is just about 1/10th of the original size of the stomach. Its size makes you feel full a lot quicker than before.

What To Expect After It

Like other weight loss surgery, you must make the necessary changes in your diet and lifestyle to achieve and sustain your long-term weight loss goals. Our team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville will guide you in this major life transition. 

After surgery, you’ll have to stick with clear liquids at first. If there are no complications, you will then start eating pureed foods and protein shakes by the time you leave the hospital.

A month after your surgery, you’ll switch to eating solid foods slowly.

How Effective It Is

Patients report about 60 percent of their extra weight in a period of 12-18 months. Results may vary depending on one’s lifestyle and commitment to changes.

Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons perform gastric sleeve. To find out if this surgery is right for you, attend a free seminar with our surgeons. Call (865) 541-4500 to register today!