Is Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy for You?
VSG could be a good choice for you if you have a substantial amount of weight to lose but are not a good candidate for gastric bypass roux-en-surgery.
Remember, weight-loss surgery shouldn’t be considered a quick fix. After surgery, it is recommended to change your eating and lifestyle habits. This includes eating healthy foods, controlling your portion sizes and exercising regularly to achieve maximum weight-loss.
Your bariatric specialist may recommend VSG if you have:
BMI of 35 or above and you are at risk of having a serious illness or disorder.
VSG at St. Elizabeth Physicians is done laparoscopically. Your surgery is performed by two experienced bariatric doctors who work as a team to ensure you have the best outcome possible. We also use the da Vinci robotic surgical system for VSG procedures, giving our surgeons the ability to make delicate, precise movements that are not possible in a typical bariatric surgical procedure.
This typically results in:
Better wound healing
Shorter hospital stays
Shorter recovery times
You can expect to go home two days after your VSG. You should be able to drink clear liquids the day after surgery. By the time you leave, you should be eating a puréed diet.
What Can I Expect After Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Our bariatric team includes registered dietitians who will develop a diet plan that is tailored to your needs and gives you maximum nutrition without slowing down your weight-loss efforts. You can expect to feel full after eating only a small amount of food or liquid.
VSG has a high success rate. Most people lose between 60 to 65 percent of their excess body weight within two years of having the procedure.
We understand how difficult it can be to start a weight-loss program and we promise to walk beside you every step of this life-changing journey. The positive impact weight-loss can have on your health cannot be overestimated. It is not uncommon for you to experience improvement in many medical conditions, including:
At St. Elizabeth Physicians we understand your weight-loss efforts don’t end with surgery. We offer behavior modification services, support groups and post-operative counseling to ensure you have the greatest chance of success.
Your success is our success!