California Pacific's Bariatric Surgery Services offer the most comprehensive surgical weight loss program in Northern California, featuring Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Laparoscopic Vertical Gastrectomy
and Lap-Band(TM) procedures.
The technique, also known as a gastric sleeve or vertical or longitudinal gastrectomy
, reduces the stomach to approximately 30 percent of its original size, explains Dr.
Follow-ups and Reversibility C One of the main differences between the Lap Band and the sleeve gastrectomy
procedure is that the Lap Band requires implanting a foreign object in the body.
The surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians are able to remove the Lap Band and perform a sleeve gastrectomy
all in the same procedure.
In combination with the latest in minimally invasive laparoscopic technology, the use of the needlescopic approach to surgery means that the extremely popular sleeve gastrectomy
procedure can now be performed for qualified patients with next to no visible scarring and even less minor discomfort.
The sleeve gastrectomy
involves removing a portion of the stomach, resulting in a much smaller stomach that gets full with small portions.
today announced that a peer-reviewed study, "Esophageal Reinforcement with an Extracellular Scaffold During Total Gastrectomy
for Gastric Cancer," was published in the October, 2014 issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology, featuring its MatriStem Surgical Matrix PSM device.
The study, reported in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal, compiled electronic patient data for 2,167 obese patients who elected either the Lap Band, sleeve gastrectomy
, or gastric bypass procedure, and compared their medical history with the same number of obese patients who did not have any kind of weight loss surgery.
A gastric sleeve has both hormonal and physical benefits: What makes the sleeve gastrectomy
such an effective procedure is that it involves the removal of an area of the stomach that releases the hunger-craving hormone ghrelin.
A new personalized risk assessment calculator based on recently released data can help patients decide if a sleeve gastrectomy
performed by Dr.
is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25 per cent of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach.
I met one of their surgeons who told me about bypasses, gastric bands and a procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy