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Dr. Dietrick Advocates the Gastric Sleeve Surgery, for Patients in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Lakeland and Surrounding Areas

Gastric sleeve surgery, also called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, has helped many people lose weight when dieting and exercising could not help. This operation shrinks the stomach by about 50%, making your stomach resemble a skinny banana or a sleeve. With a smaller stomach, you feel fuller faster and eat less.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery, a Good Option for the Obese

Super obese people (BMI over 50) are poor candidates for any operation. However, gastric sleeve surgery may be a good option because the operation takes less time to perform, and still an excellent option for people with Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnea who need to lose weight and keep it off.

 

Removal of Hunger Hormone with Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The stomach makes a hormone called Ghrelin that contributes to hunger. After the gastric sleeve operation ghrelin levels are reduced and individuals are less consumed by hunger.

 

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Offers a More Permanent Weight Loss Solution

The Centers for Disease Control recommends slow weight loss in order to keep weight off permanently. This is why fad diets or extreme diets do not work. As soon as you get off the diet, the weight comes right back on. Gastric sleeve patients lose weight more slowly than gastric bypass patients and this may be best for your long term success. 

Want More Information? To find out more about how a gastric sleeve surgery can benefit you, contact the office of Dr. John Dietrick, MD or attend a free seminar.

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