Sergey Lyass, MD
Bariatric Surgeon & Weight Loss Physician located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA & Glendale, CA
At his practice, Dr. Lyass helps people struggling with obesity lose the excess weight by utilizing advanced, surgical procedures such as the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, commonly known as gastric sleeve surgery. Dr. Lyass welcomes those interested in losing weight from in and around the Los Angeles area to his three locations: Glendale, Marina del Rey, and Beverly Hills.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Q & A
What is a Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve surgery, is utilized to help people lose excess weight and is placed during a surgical procedure. The gastric sleeve shrinks the size of the stomach in order to make patients feel full off of smaller amounts of food. These smaller portions in combination with exercise and lifestyle changes help the person lose weight. Traditionally, the procedure performed as a laparoscopic surgery which employs cameras and long, thin instruments inserted through small incisions and will remove a portion of the stomach itself.
Who is a Good Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Weight loss operations, such as gastric sleeve surgery, are meant for patients who are severely overweight and have not been successful using traditional methods such as healthy eating and exercising. Surgery is traditionally considered an option when the person’s BMI, or body mass index, is at least 40. It is also suited for those who have a life-threatening or disabling condition which is caused by their excessive weight.
What Can I Expect After Surgery?
After surgery, some discomfort in the stomach region can be experienced and commonly prescription medications are given to patients reduce any discomfort felt. The stomach will have dramatically reduced in size, patients must be careful not to eat too much in one sitting. The recovery time will be much quicker than with traditional surgery when using this laparoscopic procedure. However, patients will still have to take it easy just after surgery. The doctor will provide patients with specific instructions regarding what and how to eat after the surgery. Initially, patients should eat soft food and liquids to allow the stomach to heal. As time proceeds, solid foods can be brought back into to the diet and patients will now have to remember to chew their food well and stop eating when they are full.
*Individual Results May Vary