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One of the newest and fastest growing weight loss procedures is the laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
At Oxford Bariatric, there is much excitement about the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Dr. Michael L. King was the first bariatric surgeon in the north Mississippi area to perform the laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and he has performed hundreds of these procedures with excellent results. This procedure, commonly known as the Gastric Sleeve, is a powerful tool for quick and long term weight loss and is fast becoming the most requested procedure for weight loss surgery in the United States.
Dr. King believes that the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is one of the best surgical tools available for weight loss surgery at this time. This procedure has been shown to be safe and effective.
Weight loss after the Gastric Sleeve procedure can be twice that of the LAP-BAND® and equal or superior to the Gastric Bypass. The Gastric Sleeve is an excellent option for those who have had poor weight loss or have required removal of the gastric band. When the pros and cons are evaluated, the majority of people recognize that the Gastric Sleeve offers many advantages. In most patients, we feel that the appropriate choice for weight loss surgery is the Gastric Sleeve.
Scientific studies consistently tell us that weight loss surgery helps in the treatment, and at times, complete remission of diabetes. Gastric Sleeve surgery, as part of a lifestyle change, can be the best option for many obese people with Type 2 diabetes. A landmark study of more than 22,000 people showed that Type 2 diabetes was completely resolved in 76.8 percent of people and improved in 86 percent of people who underwent weight loss surgery.
Dr. King believes that the Gastric Sleeve is an operation that can serve as a life time tool for healthier living. In our practice, we are seeing tremendous response from our patients to the Sleeve and the way this tool is changing their lives. Our patients are excited! And at Oxford Bariatric, the most rewarding aspect of our practice is helping our patients. Patients tell us they are "getting their life back" and gaining a new outlook on life as they embrace the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
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