Gastric Sleeve - Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy is the most popular bariatric surgery in the country. David Dyslin, MD, FACS, offers the procedure in his Fort Worth Hospitals near Alliance, Keller and Trophy Club as an effective solution to help you achieve dramatic weight loss. Dr. Dyslin is highly experienced in minimally invasive weight-loss surgery and works with you every step of the way to ensure you’re satisfied with your results. Learn more about the benefits of sleeve gastrectomy by calling Dr. Dyslin’s office or using the online booking feature.

Gastrectomy Q & A

  • What is a sleeve gastrectomy?
  • A sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure for weight loss. It involves the removal of up to 80% of your stomach, leaving your stomach resembling a banana-shaped tube that limits the amount of food you can eat. Additionally, a sleeve gastrectomy triggers hormonal changes in your body that assists with your weight loss and can improve weight-related problems, such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
  • Am I a good candidate for a sleeve gastrectomy?
  • Dr. David Dyslin can determine if a sleeve gastrectomy is a right option for your weight-loss goals. An ideal candidate should have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. You may also be considered for this type of surgery if you have a lower BMI, but have a serious, weight-related condition, such as:
    • Heart disease
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • High cholesterol
    • High blood pressure
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    Dr. Dyslin also ensures you’re willing and able to make lifestyle changes to maintain your results.
  • What can I expect during a sleeve gastrectomy?
  • A sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that requires recovery time in a hospital for up to two days. Dr. Dyslin administers general anesthesia so that you’re asleep and pain-free during the procedure. Dr. Dyslin uses minimally invasive or robotic surgical techniques to reduce the size of your stomach. This allows him to make smaller incisions in your upper abdomen that heal more quickly and reduce your risk of scarring.
  • What can I expect after a sleeve gastrectomy?
  • Following your recovery from anesthesia and surgery, Dr. Dyslin starts you on a diet of sugar-free liquids for up to two weeks. You can then advance to a diet of pureed foods for three weeks, before returning to a normal diet. Dr. Dyslin also prescribes a daily multivitamin and calcium supplement, as well as a monthly Vitamin B12 shot. You’ll need to take these supplements for the rest of your life. You should plan to be home from work and recovering for at least two weeks after your surgery. Dr. Dyslin provides a comprehensive aftercare plan to help your incisions heal and ensure you’re eating properly.

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