Am I a Candidate for a Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Millions of people around the world understand how real and how frustrating the fight is to lose weight. It’s not easy. There is an emotional and physical aspect to weight loss. People want to lose the weight, but no matter how hard they try, they can’t seem to accomplish this goal on their own.
If this sounds like you, you are not alone. More than 50 percent of the population in the United States is considered to have a body mass index that makes them overweight. A third of the U.S. population is classified as obese.
In addition to the stigma that comes from being obese, there are also the physical and emotional traumas that a person experiences as a result of obesity. Obese individuals may have some serious respiratory and heart conditions. They are at risk for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other ailments, including diabetes.
Many individuals who have not been able to get their weight under control with diet and exercise and who feel like they need a little bit of a boost have benefited from sleeve gastrectomy surgery. It has helped them reduce the amount of food that they can eat, leading them to eventually lose weight.
Although this surgical procedure is effective in helping obese individuals lose weight, it is not designed to treat everyone. To find out if you are a good candidate for a sleeve gastrectomy, we encourage you to set up a time to visit our office.
During a sleeve gastrectomy procedure, Dr. Keshavarzi will skillfully remove the outer margin of the stomach. This has been proven to help you lose weight and help with medical conditions that come with obesity. The small sleeve of the stomach that is left is about the size of a banana, which will then limit with the amount of food you eat.
Having realistic goals is essential if you are going to get the most out of this procedure. Schedule a consultation at Surgical Associates of South Florida to find out if you are a good candidate for a sleeve gastrectomy. We know losing weight can be a challenge, so let us show you how this procedure can help you to lose weight safely and effectively. Our office is located in Miami. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more!