Maybe you heard someone say they got sleeved and you weren’t quite sure what that meant. Is a sleeve a fabric? A big long tattoo down your arm? Or a tool of some sort? Then out of sheer curiosity you ask, “what the heck is a sleeve?”
The answer is not what you might be expecting. Nope, for it’s not a fabric, nor a big tattoo, but, it is a tool. And this tool can have a wonderful effect on how you live your life going forward. Yup, this tool can have you living a longer, healthier and thinner life.
You see, the term “sleeve” is actually referred to in the weight loss field as a medical procedure called the vertical sleeve gastrectomy…or gastric sleeve surgery for short. It’s when about 80% of your stomach is removed laparoscopically to help overweight and morbidly obese patients lose weight.
An individual is considered morbidly obese if he or she is 100 pounds over his or her ideal body weight, or has a BMI of 40 or more. Now in some circumstances the BMI could be below 35 if the patient experiences obesity related health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, gastroparesis, sleep apnea, hypertension, depression and osteoarthritis, just to name a few.
The benefits of gastric sleeve surgery besides becoming slimmer and healthier are…
- Lowering blood pressure
- Taking less medications
- Eliminating sleep apnea
- Feeling more confident
- Improved longevity
- Able to exercise
- Regulating your hormones
- Burn fat faster
- Having a better mental attitude
- Decrease stress levels.
Here’s just a few of the hundreds of testimonials we’ve received…
BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE
“I made the best decision of my life when I decided to have the sleeve and an even better one when I picked Dr. A for my surgeon. He and his staff are the best. They are there every step of the way. I'm almost 2 years out and I'm still part of the Endobariatric family. My life is forever changed. Thank you so much Dr. A. There has never been a more profession, caring, compassionate team I have ever seen. Best care I could have ever imagined or dreamed of.” - Amanda Derrick, Arkansas
BEST OF THE BEST
“Dr. Alvarez has put together a phenomenal team of surgeons, nursing staff, and assistants making Endobariatric the Best of the Best in weight loss surgery. From the moment I contacted Susan for information about the surgery to Rosy dropping us off back at the hotel every detail was covered and very well organized. And my care didn't stop the minute I left the hospital. For the first 4 weeks Dr. Alvarez emailed me weekly with detailed steps on each phase of my journey. In addition, his assistants messaged me checking on my progress and answering any question I had. I would recommend Endobariatric to anyone considering weight loss surgery!” – Nancy Heidlebaugh, Montana
HEALTHY & HAPPY
“Dr. A and his team are amazing! I have received so much support and love. They are so helpful with advice and the encouragement system is one of a kind. I know it is this important personal aspect that has helped me to be successful in losing 119 pounds in the last 8 months. I am a better mommy, wife, and teacher... it's the best decision I could ever make for myself... to be healthy AND happy!” – Regina Dooley Bell, Loisiana
LOOKING FORWARD TO A HEALTHY BODY
“I just had my surgery 11/18/16. I am feeling great. I am so impressed with every single component of my experience with Dr. Alvarez and staff. Since starting my one week pre surgery diet I have lost 33 pounds. I'm looking forward to my new healthy body, no longer ravaged by diabetes and hypertension! It's the best decision I have ever made!”– Debbie Presley-Schneid, Missouri
SAVED MY LIFE
“Absolutely above expectations! Very talented doctor and team of physicians. Not to mention he keeps a nurse available at all times for your assistance after you've been discharged back to the hotel. I've lost almost 60 lbs in 4 months. Most importantly I am healthy being off all medications including having normal glucose levels (down to 95 fasting as opposed to 300+). This saved my life. I would do it again in a heartbeat and would recommend Dr Alvarez to anyone who inquired!” – Shanne Renfroe Thompson
The sleeve has made such a life altering impact on our close to 11,000 patients. So what can a sleeve do for you? If you’re overweight or suffer from weight related health issues, you owe it to yourself and your family to check out all the great benefits having gastric sleeve surgery could do for you.
To learn more and to discover what makes the sleeve such a fantastic life-saving tool to so many, visit our website today. I would also encourage you to follow Endobariatric on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. If you’re on Snapchat you can connect directly with me (Dr. Alvarez), ask me questions, send me videos or just say “hi” by typing my username: gmoalverez
Changing lives…one sleeve at a time!