Gastric Sleeve Surgery
If you are living with obesity and can't seem to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery.
The gastric sleeve procedure is one of the most popular and most effective weight loss surgeries in modern bariatrics.
At Northwest EndoSurgical in Houston, Texas, we help patients lose weight with the gastric sleeve. Could it be right for you?
The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery involves reducing the stomach to less than half of its original size. A smaller stomach will result in you feeling full after eating less food, gradually producing healthy weight loss.
Because our surgeon, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent, prefers to operate laparoscopically, the scarring from the surgery is minimal. The procedure only requires four or five small incisions in the abdomen that are less than half an inch long.
As you lose weight after your gastric sleeve surgery, obesity-related health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and more can improve.
Life-Changing Weight Loss
Within a year, many patients lose around 60-70 percent of their excess body weight, if not more. A healthier body and slimmer figure can help you take on the world with improved energy and confidence.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Houston, Texas Schedule a Consultation Today!
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent has been serving patients who struggle with weight in the Houston, TX, area for over 20 years. If you are considering a gastric sleeve, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us today. During a consultation at our office in Cypress, TX, Dr. St. Laurent will conduct an exam and provide a detailed list of all of your potential treatment options. If the gastric sleeve is right for you, your weight loss surgery can be scheduled as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation, please fill out our online form or call:
"I'm so thankful."
"I had the Gastric Sleeve procedure on 9.8.2016. I have lost 92 pounds to date and still losing. For the first time in a long, long time I feel like I have control over my food consumption and addiction instead of it controlling me. I can't begin to tell you how much this procedure and this journey has changed me as a person both mentally and physically. This was a major decision in my life and I'm so thankful I had Dr. St. Laurent as my doctor. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars!" Tracy Mross, 5-Star Review
How Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Work? The Basics of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy involves removing a significant amount of stomach tissue so the stomach is reduced in size to a small tube or sleeve. When the size of the stomach is reduced, patients require less food to feel full. Also, the reduction can trigger hormonal changes in the body which contribute to additional weight loss and improvement of weight-related health conditions.
Sleeve Gastrectomy Overview
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Find Out If Gastric Sleeve Is Right for You
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent has dedicated his life to providing solutions for people struggling with obesity and weight-related conditions.
Having performed thousands of bariatric procedures, Dr. St. Laurent has the experience to determine if the gastric sleeve is the right option for you, and to provide results that help you enter a new chapter of health and happiness in your life. To schedule a consultation with the doctor, call or contact us online today.
A Good Candidate?
Failed Weight Loss Efforts
The gastric sleeve, like any bariatric surgery, is only recommended when consistent diet, exercise, and weight loss medications have been unable to treat weight issues.
A BMI of 40 or higher would put you in this category. Genetic factors can play a role in causing extreme obesity and can make it incredibly difficult to overcome weight issues without medical intervention such as a gastric sleeve.
If your BMI is under 40, you may still be a suitable candidate for a gastric sleeve if you suffer from major health conditions caused by your weight, such as type 2 diabetes.
Reflux and Esophageal Disease
Too much acid reflux can make a gastric sleeve the wrong decision. This is because the new shape of the stomach can worsen reflux. Similarly, certain esophageal diseases can be exacerbated by a gastric sleeve. If you suffer from these conditions, a gastric bypass should be discussed instead.
We Offer Hormonal Treatment As Part of Our Lifelong Commitment to Our Patients
The use of hormones to encourage weight loss and regulate weight is an effective solution for many bariatric patients. Dr. St. Laurent has been administering hormonal treatment for over 14 years. In fact, he was the first Biote® hormone provider in all of Houston.
Biote is a pioneering company in the field of hormone therapy. By administering personalized Biote regiments, Dr. St. Laurent can optimize your hormones as a way to help you manage your weight after receiving your gastric sleeve. BioTe therapy can also improve energy, mood, sleep, and mental acuity.
During a consultation, you and Dr. St. Laurent can explore this option as a means of achieving a healthier weight.
Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass?
There are many different forms of weight loss surgery, but the most well-known are gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass surgery. Both are effective in helping patients lose weight, and both have similar recovery times and potential complications. The best surgical option for you is based on a variety of factors, including your weight and what underlying health conditions you have (for example, patients who suffer from acid reflux are better served by gastric bypass).
Real Patient Reviews "It was the best decision of my life!"
"I finally decided to have the gastric sleeve surgery done, and picking a doctor to do it was a big decision for me. I spent about 3 years researching gastric sleeve doctors and gastric sleeve patients stories. I finally decided to book my appointment with Dr. St Laurent.... as soon as I met him, I knew I had to look no further. He was a very nice guy, he explained everything about the procedure in detail and answered any questions / doubts that I had..... I knew I was in good hands!! I got my surgery on 2/2/17 and it was the best decision of my life!! I have had no complications with my surgery, everything has been great!! I am excited for my new life/journey and I am so grateful to Dr. St. Laurent for giving that to me!! Not only is Dr. St. Laurent the best doctor, his staff is the best!! You guys are awesome!!!" Viviana Gonzalez, 5-Star Review