Dallas Gastric Sleeve and Bariatric Surgery Experts

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About Peak Bariatric

Peak Bariatric in Dallas, Texas is a leading provider of weight loss surgery for individuals struggling with obesity in the Dallas area. Our team of skilled surgeons and healthcare professionals offer a range of bariatric surgery options, including gastric bypass, hernia repair, gastric sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding, to help our patients in Dallas and the surrounding communities achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health.

At Peak Bariatric in Dallas, we understand that weight loss surgery is a major decision and we are here to support our patients every step of the way. We offer comprehensive pre- and post-surgery care, including nutritional counseling and support groups, to ensure that our patients have the tools they need to achieve long-term success.

If you are interested in learning more about bariatric surgery as a treatment option for obesity in the Dallas area, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Together, we can determine if bariatric surgery is the right option for you and help you take the first step towards a healthier, happier future.

Bariatric Treatments

A hernia is a lump of tissue (frequently, in the intestines) through a weak spot or tear in the body.  Hernias frequently require repair.

The Obalon Balloon is a soft balloon that is placed in the stomach endoscopically and filled with saline solution which partially fills the stomach.

Gastric Revision procedures correct issues that occur in prior bariatric procedures.  A Lap-Band, for example, that stretches over time is a common concern that may require a revision.

A Lap-Band is a bariatric procedure in which gastric band is placed around the upper part of the stomach – similar to a belt.

Our Bariatric Physicians

Dr. Leah Dill is one of DFW’s most experienced bariatric surgeons.  Dr. Dill’s practice is known for the “mini sleeve” procedure.  Dr. Dill has performed thousands of bariatric procedures.  From gastric sleeve to gastric bypass, Dr. Dill is an excellent surgical choice for many Dallas residents.

Dr. Ikram Kureshi is a highly experienced DFW surgeon.  With an office in Sherman, TX, Dr. Kureshi expands the geographical reach of the Peak Bariatric surgical team.  Dr. Kureshi has vast experience in hernias, gastric sleeve and other weight loss procedures.

Dr. Victor Gonzalez is one of the longest serving and most experienced bariatric surgeons in DFW.  Dr. Gonzalez brings his array of bariatric experience to the Peak Bariatric surgical team.  From the gastric sleeve and bypass to hernia procedures and other general surgery needs, Dr. Gonzalez has you covered.

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Understanding Bariatric Surgery

Understanding Gastric Sleeve Surgery for Weight Loss

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a technique for weight loss that involves the removal of a piece of the stomach to reduce food intake and aid in weight loss. Those with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or those with a BMI of 35 or higher with a linked health issue such as diabetes or sleep apnea, frequently undergo the operation.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Details
A surgeon will remove around 85 percent of the stomach during the treatment, leaving a tiny sleeve-shaped stomach. This removal limits the stomach’s capacity, causing the user to feel full faster and with less food. Additionally, the small intestine is reconnected to the new, smaller stomach, allowing for normal digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Typically, the operation is conducted laparoscopically, with a minimally invasive approach involving small incisions and a camera to guide the surgeon. This results in a quicker recuperation period and less scarring than standard open surgery.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Benefits
It has been demonstrated that gastric sleeve surgery is a highly effective weight-loss technique, with patients shedding an average of 60-70% of their excess weight within the first year. In addition to weight loss, the surgery can also lead to considerable improvements in illnesses such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension.

Significantly reduced hunger and appetite are one of the primary advantages of gastric sleeve surgery. The operation decreases the quantity of the hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin generated by the stomach. This results in a decrease in appetite and an increase in satiety.

Dangers and Adverse Effects
As with any operation, the dangers associated with gastric sleeve surgery include infection, bleeding, and blood clots. However, the risk of problems is relatively reduced when laparoscopic surgery is utilized.

Patients may experience nausea, vomiting, and trouble eating specific meals as short-term adverse effects. However, when the body adjusts to the reduced stomach, these adverse effects often improve.

A surgical gastric sleeve is a highly successful method of weight loss that can lead to substantial improvements in general health. The treatment includes removing a part of the stomach to limit food intake and promote weight loss. Typically, the surgery is conducted laparoscopically, resulting in a faster recovery period and less scarring than with conventional open surgery.

Gastric sleeve surgery is not a fast fix and requires a commitment to lifestyle changes like a healthy diet and frequent exercise is essential. Those who are unable to reach their weight loss goals through diet and exercise alone may benefit from gastric sleeve surgery.

Pros and Cons of Weight Loss Procedures

Aspect Gastric Sleeve Surgery Gastric Bypass Surgery Gastric Balloon Lap Band
Procedure Removes a portion of the stomach to create a small, sleeve-shaped stomach Creates a small stomach pouch and reroutes the small intestine to the new pouch Inserts a balloon into the stomach to reduce the amount of food you can eat Places an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach to reduce the amount of food you can eat
Surgery Type Minimally invasive Minimally invasive Non-surgical Minimally invasive
Incision Small incisions in the abdomen Small incisions in the abdomen Inserted through the mouth using an endoscope Small incisions in the abdomen
Hospital Stay Short Short No hospital stay required Short
Recovery Time Quick Quick Immediate Quick
Weight Loss Significant Significant Less significant than surgical options Less significant than surgical options
BMI Criteria 40 or higher, or 35 or higher with obesity-related health problems 40 or higher, or 35 or higher with obesity-related health problems 27 or higher with obesity-related health problems 40 or higher, or 35 or higher with obesity-related health problems
Reduction in Hunger Yes Yes Yes, temporarily Yes

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