6 Ways Sleeve Gastrectomy is a Better Option Than a Diet

Oct 1, 2022

For many people, losing weight can be a lifelong struggle, and it can be tempting to turn to fad diets in search of quick results. However, diets often fail to deliver long-term weight loss, and for many people, bariatric surgery is a better option. Here are six ways sleeve gastrectomy is a better option than a diet:

Sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent solution: Unlike diets, which often require ongoing effort and discipline, sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent solution to weight loss. The procedure reduces the size of the stomach, leading to decreased food intake and long-term weight loss.

Sleeve gastrectomy improves health conditions: In addition to helping people lose weight, sleeve gastrectomy can also improve or resolve several health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.

Sleeve gastrectomy is safe: Sleeve gastrectomy is a safe and effective weight loss procedure that has been performed for many years. The procedure is minimally invasive and has a low risk of complications.

Sleeve gastrectomy is effective: Sleeve gastrectomy is an effective weight loss solution, and many people experience significant weight loss within the first year after the procedure. In addition, weight loss is typically sustained in the long term.

Sleeve gastrectomy helps with emotional eating: For many people, emotional eating is a major barrier to weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy can help reduce emotional eating by reducing the size of the stomach and decreasing the amount of food that can be consumed at one time.

Sleeve gastrectomy offers support: Unlike diets, which can be challenging to stick to, sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss solution that offers support and structure. Many bariatric programs offer pre- and post-operative support, including nutrition and lifestyle counseling, to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.

In conclusion, sleeve gastrectomy is a better option than a diet for many people seeking long-term weight loss and improved health. The procedure offers a permanent solution, improved health conditions, safety, effectiveness, support for emotional eating, and a supportive environment to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.

Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai

Dr. Alibhai, a board-certified general surgeon, passionately leads Nova Bariatrics and General Surgery. Formerly an Assistant Professor at McGovern Medical School, he’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. His academic journey includes a Bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University, Medical School at UT Southwestern, and residencies at UT Southwestern. Specializing further, he completed Bariatric and Robotic Fellowships, advancing surgical techniques with a focus on patient well-being.

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