Gastric Sleeve to Bypass Surgery
The gastric sleeve is an effective option for weight loss and is used to create a significantly smaller stomach to reduce consumption and appetite. While the sleeve gastrectomy has a high success rate, there are those who may require additional surgery to achieve the weight loss they need for optimum health. Danny Shouhed, M.D., is one of the top bariatric surgeons in Los Angeles who offers gastric sleeve to bypass surgery to help his patients continue their weight loss journey.
Reasons for a Sleeve-to-Bypass Revision
The gastric sleeve is popular partly due to its limited alteration of the digestive system. Patients still have the same digestive design, just with a smaller, banana-shaped stomach. Gastric bypass changes the position of the connection of the stomach and small intestines, which can reduce calorie absorption for quicker weight loss. In many cases, patients can benefit from a sleeve-to-bypass revision surgery. Some of the reasons for this additional surgery may include:
- Weight loss has stopped
- Patient has gained back a significant amount of weight
- Patients experience acid reflux or GERD
Regardless of the reason, gastric sleeve to bypass surgery can be an effective tool to help patients get back on track with their health and weight loss goals. By performing the gastric bypass surgery, fewer calories are absorbed, and the stomach pouch can be made smaller. The gastric bypass surgery also addresses symptoms of GERD, eliminating the discomfort of acid reflux and preventing further damage to the esophagus.
If you have had a sleeve gastrectomy and want to explore options to continue your weight loss journey, contact us at our office in Los Angeles to schedule a bariatric surgery consultation. Dr. Danny Shouhed can discuss whether or not gastric sleeve to bypass surgery is right for you.