Do you want all the wrong foods? Imagine if you could crave healthy foods and curb your hunger in a big way. Losing weight and keeping it off would be much easier, right? Well, the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is here to help!
Most people do not realize that bariatric surgery, particularly the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, significantly alters a patient’s hunger and cravings. During this minimally invasive procedure, we remove a portion of the stomach where the “gut hormones” are created. Prior to the procedure, these “gut hormones” go to hypothalamus in the brain and create hunger and cravings. However, after the procedure, patients no longer have the same hunger and cravings because a portion of the stomach has been removed. The procedure has a powerful impact on getting healthy and long-term weight loss.
As a comparison, think about when you go grocery shopping on an empty stomach versus when you’re full from a big meal. When you’re hungry in the grocery store, you’ll buy all your unhealthy cravings. However, if you’re full, you may show more restraint and will not be driven to buy the bad foods. The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is similar to going to the grocery store on a full stomach.
For more information on the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, please visit our website at drtomlavin.com. To schedule your free phone consultation or to speak with a member of our Patient Advocate Department, please call (877) 691-3001.