Following a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, patients typically return to work and normal activities very quickly. The procedure is laparoscopic and takes less than one hour. We encourage patients to begin walking the halls and drinking liquids within a few hours after surgery. Most patients return to work within 4-10 days. More importantly, patients are able
Will I ever be able to eat normally again? Many patients worry that their social world will negatively change after a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. This fear, although completely normal, is totally unfounded. After a sleeve procedure, patients return to a completely normal diet over time. The main differences are portion control and lack of hunger
Kera and Mikey are best friends, and until their Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures last year, they both struggled with Type 2 Diabetes. At only 33 years old, Kera was given two years left to live. Her condition worsened with each day and before she met with our team, Kera was in kidney and liver failure.
A real problem with fat is when it lives centrally in your abdomen. This #TomTalk uses a model which illustrates 5 pounds of fat. This is called visceral fat, and it leads to metabolic syndrome problems like diabetes and hypertension. These are the problems that cause cardiac disease and sudden death. However, visceral fat is