Weight loss surgery performed by laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, for morbidly obese patients, is demonstrated by Dr.Scott Shikora, Director Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. During the weight loss surgery, the outer crescent of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a stomach shaped like a tube which can hold three to five ounces of food. Patients lose 50 to 65% of excess body weight and experience other health benefits including a reduction in blood pressure and less joint pain.
The Center for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery (CMHBS) at Brigham and Women's Hospital is a full service, comprehensive Level 1A Center of Excellence accredited Bariatric Center with the American College of Surgeons.
Visit the Center for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/surgery/metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery/default.aspx
View our New Patient Information video to learn whether bariatric surgery makes sense for you. In this video you will learn about the types of surgical procedures that are available, nutrition and lifestyle changes that are necessary before and after surgery, insurance and financial issues related to bariatric surgery, and how to take the next steps.
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Hi Ardy, Thanks for your question. Here is Dr. Shikora's response:
"Some enlargement (dilatation) is a normal event and should not impact weight
loss. However, patients who abuse their sleeve and overeat can stretch it to a significant degree which can result in
Hi Ardy, thanks for your questions. Here are Dr. Shikora's responses:
"The hospital stay is generally about 2 days.
Patients may return to physical activities as tolerated after shortly
discharge. Most return to work within
2-4 weeks depending on their occupation."
"All surgeries cause pain. Pain is variable and is different from 1 person to the next. Most patients do not require much if any narcotics after discharge."
Hi, thx for the informative video. Two questions; do you still start the cutting 5-6 cm's away the pylorus ? Do you try to remove more of fundus ? Or do you still do everything the same. Thx & best. Dr. Yerdel
Hi Dr. Yerdel,
Thanks for your question. Here is Dr. Shikora's response to your questions:
"There is no scientific data nor consensus defining any distance from the pylorus as the “right distance’). Anything distance from 2 to 6 cm is accepted. I generally cut my sleeve at 4-5 cm from the pylorus.
I try to remove all of the fundus.. Leaving behind fundus may result in poor weight loss and/or reflux symptoms."
I forced my eyeballs to watch this video without looking away cos i need to face my fears. I am diabetic t2 and also on the heavy side and is considering LGS. Thank You for this informative video. This procedure will be life-changing for me.
Good evening doctor, this really good information thank you so much, I'm wondering if you can help me decide which is best the gastric sleeve or the gastric bypass, I'm in good health I'm about 130lbs over weight, I just started phase 1 please help. Thank you in advance.
Hi Caridad, thanks for your question. As you note, there are several options for bariatric surgery. We recommend speaking with your surgeon who can best advise you based on your overall health and medical history. You may find this blog post and video about bariatric surgery options helpful in discussing options with your surgeon: http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/understanding-bariatric-surgery-treatment-options#sthash.NSrDgQaQ.dpbs
hello, I have to go for sleeve in 2 weeks, i'm ready but ..still have some concerns, my daughter's wedding will be on august 13th and I'm wondering I Would be in good health and energetic for all preparations , party and more..Please I need your help!!
So my surgery is set for November 20th...This will be interesting indeed. I've already gone from 328 to 195 so far since May just by changing my eating habits so I'm on the right track, thankfully. My membership to the Y is a great help as well (as long as I can stop getting injured). The good thing is I'm doing this for my health, not my looks. I'm very excited to get back to where I need and want to be :)
I had my bariatric sleeve surgery done May 23, 2014. As of today August 18, 2014 I have lost 75 lbs. I feel much better. Back pain has greatly improved. My knees feel better. I have more energy and I do not have to take any diabetic medicine anymore.
Thank You Dr. Jefferson Vaughn & the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter Florida.
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