GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY
Lose 30 percent of your body weight and keep it off
STOP STRUGGLING WITH WEIGHT LOSS
Introducing gastric sleeve in New Jersey, a transformative bariatric surgery offered at NJ Advanced Surgical Solutions. Designed for individuals struggling with obesity, gastric sleeve surgery reduces stomach size to promote weight loss and minimize the risk of health conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension, joint pain, high cholesterol, and more.
REDUCE STOMACH SIZE & PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS
Gastric sleeve, also referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to assist individuals in achieving significant weight loss. During the surgery, the surgeon removes a large portion of the stomach, creating a smaller, banana-shaped sleeve. This reduction in stomach size restricts the amount of food consumed, leading to a feeling of fullness with smaller portions. The gastric sleeve helps promote weight loss by limiting calorie intake and modifying hunger hormones, facilitating long-term success in managing obesity.
ADVANTAGES OF GASTRIC SLEEVE:
- Effective weight loss solution
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Restricts food intake
- Promotes feelings of fullness
- Helps manage obesity-related health conditions
- Improved quality of life
- Long-term weight loss maintenance
- Lower risk of complications compared to other bariatric surgeries
- Potential improvement in metabolic conditions
- Enhanced self-esteem and body image
To learn more about how gastric sleeve in New Jersey can help you, contact us today for an appointment.
HOW GASTRIC SLEEVE WORKS
Gastric sleeve works by surgically altering the size and function of the stomach to promote weight loss. During the procedure, a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach. This reduces the stomach’s capacity, limiting the amount of food consumed. The smaller stomach size triggers hormonal changes, including a decrease in appetite-stimulating hormones and an increase in hormones that promote feelings of fullness. These changes result in reduced food intake, increased satiety, and weight loss.
YOUR JOURNEY STARTS WITH A THOROUGH CONSULTATION
During your consultation with Dr. Prokurat, you will undergo a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of your cardiovascular, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal health. Dr. Prokurat will review your medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine your suitability for gastric sleeve in New Jersey. You will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. Dr. Prokurat will explain the procedure, including potential risks and benefits. This consultation will ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment plan for your needs.
PREPARATION GUIDELINES FOR A GASTRIC SLEEVE:
- Consult with your healthcare provider and follow their recommendations.
- Undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess your overall health.
- Follow a pre-operative fluid diet plan as advised by our dietician and nutritionist.
- Quit smoking and avoid alcohol intake.
- Discontinue certain medications or adjust their dosage as instructed by your doctor.
- Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to optimize your nutritional status before surgery.
- Attend any required preoperative counseling or education sessions.
- Make necessary arrangements for transportation and post-operative care.
- Follow fasting instructions provided by your surgeon prior to the surgery.
- Inform your surgeon about any changes in your health or medication use before the surgery.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY?
During gastric sleeve in New Jersey, which is conducted under general anesthesia, your surgeon will utilize minimally invasive techniques. Small incisions will be made in your stomach to insert a laparoscope—a long telescope equipped with a camera and instruments. The surgeon will carefully remove a significant portion of your stomach, creating a smaller sleeve-like shape. The remaining stomach will be closed using staples. This procedure lasts one to two hours and is performed using keyhole surgery, resulting in reduced scarring and a shorter recovery period.
POST-SURGERY AFTERCARE GUIDELINES:
- Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding diet progression and food intake.
- Take prescribed medications as directed and inform your provider of any adverse reactions.
- Gradually increase physical activity levels as advised by your surgeon.
- Attend scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns.
- Seek support from our registered dietitian to ensure proper nutrition and meal planning.
- Engage in a support group or counseling to address emotional aspects of weight loss.
- Stay hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of fluids throughout the day.
- Practice good wound care and monitor for any signs of infection.
- Maintain a balanced and nutritious diet to support healing and weight loss.
- Gradually reintroduce regular physical activities and exercise under guidance.
- Seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe pain, excessive vomiting, or fever.
SIDE EFFECTS & RECOVERY AFTER GASTRIC SLEEVE
After gastric sleeve in New Jersey, you may encounter temporary discomfort, such as pain, bloating, or nausea. Your healthcare team will provide pain management strategies and guidelines for a modified diet. Initially, you’ll follow a liquid or pureed food diet, gradually progressing to solid foods. Please adhere to the recommended dietary and lifestyle changes to ensure successful weight loss and minimize complications. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and provide ongoing support throughout your recovery journey.
THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTATION
After gastric sleeve surgery, vitamin supplementation is crucial in maintaining overall health and preventing nutrient deficiencies. The procedure can affect the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and vitamin D. Your surgeon will prescribe specific vitamin and mineral supplements tailored to your needs. Adhering to the recommended supplementation regimen helps ensure proper nutrition, supports healing, and minimizes the risk of complications.
ATTEND REGULAR FOLLOW-UPS
Regular follow-up appointments are vital after gastric sleeve in New Jersey to ensure optimal recovery and long-term success. Our dedicated support staff will schedule your first follow-up before you leave your initial visit, usually one week after the procedure. Throughout the first year, multiple appointments will be arranged to monitor your health, track weight loss progress, and address any concerns. These visits provide an opportunity to receive guidance from our support staff, ensuring your physical and emotional well-being.
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT
NJ ADVANCED SURGICAL SOLUTIONS
NJ Advanced Surgical Solutions is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience on your weight loss journey. Our team of weight loss experts takes a holistic approach, supporting positive changes in your mind and body. Dr. Prokurat, a highly reputed gastric sleeve surgeon in Freehold, Hamilton, and Central New Jersey, assesses your candidacy while considering all relevant factors. We invite you to schedule a consultation and experience the difference firsthand. Let us help you achieve your weight loss goals with a gastric sleeve in New Jersey.
MEET DR. PROKURAT
Dr. Prokurat is a licensed physician with prior experience and a medical degree from Grodno State University, he successfully completed his medical studies at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, surgical residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and an advanced laparoscopic/bariatric surgery fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center. Beyond medicine, he’s a devoted family man, passionate about soccer and tennis. Specializing in laparoscopic obesity procedures, he provides hope and improved quality of life for those with obesity issues.