How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Can Change Your Life
Pop Quiz: Are you are significantly overweight and have not been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone? Is your weight causing health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or obstructive sleep apnea? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. At this point, it may be time to consider Gastric Sleeve Surgery.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery, or Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery for those who have an abnormally high BMI and/or health issues related to obesity. The procedure reduces the size of the stomach by 75 percent, triggering a decrease in hunger hormones and stomach capacity. Subsequently, patients feel full after eating less food and will stay full longer. Dr. Cernero’s patients typically lose between 50 and 60 percent of their excess weight in the first year after their surgery.
“Before my surgery, I was 381 pounds. My life was miserable. It was blatantly obvious that diet and exercise was not going to do it. I needed a head start to get to the point where I could diet and exercise.” –Chuck Stewart, patient at Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics. Chuck lost 100 pounds as a result of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery has proven to be a great method for weight loss, but it’s not for everybody. The procedure marks the beginning of a new way of eating for patients, so you need to have a willingness and capability to adhere to the recommended changes in diet and exercise.
Although Gastric Sleeve Surgery may seem daunting, it can significantly improve your health and lifestyle. Many patients report having more energy and the ability to enjoy activities that weren’t possible before the procedure. Patients that have undergone Gastric Sleeve Surgery have also reported a reduction in health complications, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep apnea. Because of these patient testimonies, the medical team at Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics often suggests Gastric Sleeve Surgery as a highly beneficial solution to weight loss.
“I had heard that Dr. Cernero was the best around so I scheduled a visit and decided to have the gastric sleeve surgery done. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made, it has given me my life back. I can now play with my 8-year-old son and keep up with him. Thanks Dr. Cernero and your staff!”—Billy Alley, patient at Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics. Billy lost 98 pounds as a result of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery.
The decision to undergo Gastric Sleeve Surgery can change your life—you’ll see improvements in your weight, your health and your lifestyle. If you are ready to start your journey to a healthier life, or even if you simply want to know more about medical weight loss, contact Cernero Surgery today.
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