Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Miami, FL

Welcome to Surgical Solutions of Miami: Your Partner in Transformative Weight Loss

At Surgical Solutions of Miami, we stand by your side as you embark on a journey toward enduring weight loss through cutting-edge gastric sleeve surgery. In a nation grappling with escalating obesity rates, impacting the lives of approximately nine million morbidly obese Americans, our dedicated team is unwavering in delivering personalized and effective solutions for your transformative weight loss journey.

Exploring the Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery also referred to as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, has gained substantial recognition as a potent method for weight loss. This advanced surgical procedure involves the removal of approximately 75 percent of the stomach, with the remaining portion expertly shaped into a tube or sleeve. Particularly advantageous for individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeding 40, this procedure has shown remarkable efficacy.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery emphasizes, “Bariatric surgery may serve as an effective tool for achieving long-term weight loss and enhancing your overall health.”

Are You an Ideal Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

If you find yourself severely obese and grappling with challenges posed by conventional weight loss methods, gastric sleeve surgery in Miami could be the transformative solution you’ve been seeking. To be eligible for this life-altering procedure, candidates must meet specific criteria, including:

  • Age ranging from 18 to 65 years with a BMI of 40 or higher (equivalent to 270 pounds for someone 5’9).
  • Individuals with a BMI of 35 may qualify if they have an additional obesity-related health condition such as diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, or hypertension.
  • Optimal health to handle the physical stress of the surgery, though some patients may need to shed some weight before undergoing the procedure.
  • Psychological readiness for the substantial lifestyle changes post-surgery, with many insurance companies requiring a psychological consultation during the pre-op evaluation process.

Your Initial Consultation with Our Miami Bariatric Surgeon

During your initial consultation with our experienced bariatric surgeon at Jackson South Hospital, your questions and concerns will be comprehensively addressed. This session serves as an opportunity for the

surgeon to understand your individual needs and initiate a thorough screening process. Factors such as weight trends, health issues, motivation, and age will be meticulously considered to determine the suitability of gastric sleeve surgery for you.

Questions to consider during your consultation may include:

  • How much weight can be lost and in what time frame?
  • What measures can be taken to minimize scarring?
  • Which medications should be avoided before the procedure?
  • How can the risk of complications be mitigated?
  • What type of anesthesia is utilized?
  • How frequent are post-operative follow-up visits?
  • Can you be reached in case of an emergency?
  • How Gastric Sleeve Operates

Gastric sleeve surgery in Miami initiates enduring changes to the gastrointestinal tract, removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach through minimally invasive techniques. The remaining stomach is skillfully reshaped into a sleeve or tube, fostering weight loss through oral restriction and suppressed appetite.

The surgery, typically lasting about an hour, involves small incisions made by the surgeon to insert a laparoscope and other medical instruments. Approximately ¾ of the stomach is removed, and the remaining portion is expertly shaped into a tube or sleeve.

What to Anticipate After Gastric Sleeve at Jackson South Hospital

Post-surgery, patients may spend 2 to 3 days in the hospital. Pain levels may vary, with moderate pain typically experienced on the first day, managed with appropriate pain medications. The sleeve surgery diet plays a pivotal role during recovery, consisting of small amounts of foods such as broth, milk, strained cream soup, and unsweetened juice. Carbonated beverages and caffeine should be avoided, and specific vitamins and supplements must be taken as directed by the surgeon.

Patients often consume less post-surgery due to the removal of stomach portions responsible for regulating appetite hormones. Emotional support from family and friends becomes vital during this transformative period.

Contact Us for Your Weight Loss Journey

When it comes to making decisions about your health, knowledge is empowerment. At Surgical Solutions of Miami, we understand the challenges you face in your weight loss journey. We offer guidance throughout the entire process with an unwavering commitment to your well-being. For a complimentary consultation and to delve deeper into gastric sleeve surgery or explore other weight loss alternatives, reach out to us today. Take the next stride toward a healthier, more vibrant life!


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