Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

How a Gastric Sleeve Surgery Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Dr. Jason F. Moy
Dr. Brian T. Chin
Daniel Roman
June 23, 2021
How a Gastric Sleeve Surgery Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Obesity is no small problem in our nation, as there are millions of people struggling with it. Not only does obesity hinder a person massively in daily life, but it also contributes to numerous health issues, such as diabetes and sleep apnea. For those who have tried other methods of losing weight to no avail, weight loss surgeries may be a good option. One type of bariatric surgery that can greatly help those struggling is a gastric sleeve.

What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery involves surgically shrinking the stomach to about one-tenth the original size and forming it into a banana-shaped sleeve. This makes it so that the individual will not be able to eat as much and will feel full much quicker. A gastric sleeve is different from gastric bypass surgery, as a gastric bypass involves turning the stomach into a small pouch that basically bypasses the stomach by going straight to the intestine. If an individual follows the proper steps of recovery and makes the necessary lifestyle changes, weight loss with gastric sleeve surgery can help them greatly improve their quality of life.

How a Gastric Sleeve Changes Daily Life

As a gastric sleeve helps an individual shed pounds rapidly, they will be more able to live their life to the fullest. They will be able to move around easier, engage in physical activities, and feel better. Things like climbing stairs with ease and without being winded will become the norm. This can be immense for someone who has struggled to do all of these things for so long. It can be incredibly liberating to get your life back from obesity.

Improving Overall Health and Weight-Related Conditions

Gastric sleeve surgery can help greatly improve an individual’s health, as well as assist or resolve weight-related health conditions. In fact, gastric sleeve surgery can treat conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and more according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). In addition, the ASMBS says, “In large scientific studies of hundreds of thousands of patients, weight loss surgery has been shown to lower a person’s risk of death from any cause by over 40 percent.” Not only is weight loss with gastric sleeve surgery liberating for an individual’s overall quality of life, but it can also help them live longer.

Overcome Failed Weight Loss Attempts and Set Up for Long Term Success

Individuals who have tried all kinds of diets and exercise to no avail have likely felt like they will never drop the weight. Gastric sleeve surgery sets them up for success because it changes how they approach food. Not only will they have a smaller stomach and feel full quicker, but they will also learn much better nutritional habits in general by sticking to a good regimen. When they start seeing the pounds come off, it will often bring a renewed vigor to a healthy lifestyle and diet. As long as the person is willing to make proper lifestyle changes after the surgery, a gastric sleeve sets them up for long-term success and health.

Have You Been Thinking About Bariatric Surgery?

If you have been struggling with weight despite many attempts to lose or keep it off, then we can help. Here at BASS Bariatric Surgery Center, we have helped numerous people get their lives and overall health back from obesity, and we want to do the same for you. We offer several different procedures depending on your particular case. Don’t wait; give us a call today for a consultation regarding your situation and how we can help.

About The Author

Daniel Roman, Content Writer

Daniel Roman is a Digital Content Writer at BASS Medical Group. He received his Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley in 2021. Daniel has published multiple newspaper articles covering public health issues. His latest was a magazine cover story on pandemics and diseases that he co-wrote with Dr. Elena Conis, a historian of medicine, public health, and the environment.

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