In recent years, gastric sleeve surgery has become synonymous with bariatric surgery. One of the newest types of surgery in this category, sleeve gastrectomy limits calorie intake by removing part of the stomach. This not only creates a smaller space for food to go; the surgery also causes the body to produce fewer appetite-regulating hormones, which makes the patient less hungry in the short and long term.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, more commonly known as gastric sleeve surgery, has surpassed the more traditional forms of bariatric surgery to become the most frequently performed type. This isn’t just because it’s new. It has actually proven to have benefits over some of the others, including the following:
When you commit to any type of surgery, you want to make sure you’re in the best hands. Dr. Charlotte Hodges, a board certified general surgeon and bariatric surgeon with 12 years of surgical experience, has you covered.
There’s more to her practice than her years of experience and expertise in the field. At her office, patients are fully supported with in-house counseling performed by Dr. Collins Hodges, a licensed clinical psychologist and former bariatric patient, and a free monthly support group.
Bariatric surgery may seem intimidating, but under the right care, it can be an integral step on your weight loss journey. It’s not just about how you look and feel. Patients who receive bariatric surgery often experience relief from some of the most common health problems associated with excess weight, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. If you’re ready to make a change, you may want to consider gastric sleeve surgery.
Ready to start your weight loss journey? Give Charlotte Hodges, MD a call at 214-937-4346.
Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.