Obesity Control Center, an International Center of Excellence and Joint Commission International Gold Seal of Approval recipient, located just south of San Diego, announces its Improved Gastric Sleeve procedure that helps restore a person’s metabolism, reduce the risk of diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, and improve their quality of life. The procedure uses OCC’s proprietary Double Buttress Technique that lessens the likelihood of unwanted side effects.
More information can be found at https://obesitycontrolcenter.com/bariatric-surgery/improved-gastric-sleeve/
The Improved Gastric Sleeve procedure addresses the common safety issue found in bariatric surgery, which is staple line leakage. As the name suggests, this is where the staples within the stomach come loose or are somehow moved, causing leaks along with painful and potentially dangerous consequences.
Medical studies show that obesity is a disease that should be treated with care and consideration. Most doctors recommend a gastric sleeve operation compared to a gastric bypass, as the former is less invasive and safer. Patients can choose to move up from a gastric sleeve to a gastric bypass, but not the other way around.
Dr. Ariel Ortiz, medical director at OCC and one of the surgeons who created the technique, says the gastric sleeve operation at Obesity Control Center reduces the occurrences of reflux disease and hiatal hernia. He likens the double sewing technique to how a zip-lock bag works; stating that the more reinforced the lining is, the less likely it will break.
A gastric sleeve is a procedure where a sleeve is created in the stomach through surgical stapling. The sleeve, which measures around eight inches long, forms a barrier that lessens how much food the stomach can hold. Food passes normally in the stomach, but the stomach itself is smaller.
A common side effect of a gastric sleeve is that the staples come undone. The Improved Gastric Sleeve procedure creates a more uniform and symmetrical sleeve that narrows the stomach and decreases the risk of symptoms such as frequent vomiting and heartburn.
The Improved Gastric Sleeve procedure continues the mission of the Obesity Control Center to improve the daily life of individuals by reducing their risks of chronic disease and supporting healthier lifestyle habits.
At OCC’s state-of-the-art facility, their expert team of surgeons has performed more than 23,000 successful bariatric procedures, helping patients lose more than 250,000 collective pounds. With the team’s 60 years of combined experience, patients can trust they are receiving the best possible care and innovative techniques that create opportunities for better weight loss results.
Interested parties can learn more at https://www.youtube.com/c/ObesityControlCenter/search?query=improved%20gastric%20sleeve
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