Am I a Good Candidate for the Gastric Sleeve?

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Are you a good candidate for weight loss surgery?

While there is a set criteria that patients need to meet in order to be considered an ideal candidate for weight loss surgery, only a consultation with a surgeon at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre can determine if it’s right for you.

What Is the Gastric Sleeve?

The Gastric Sleeve bariatric procedure offers a lasting solution to safe and effective weight loss. Performed laparoscopically, this weight loss surgery involves removing a portion of the stomach, leaving behind a small sleeve or tube of stomach. The remaining stomach is about the size and shape of a banana.

Studies have shown that on average, a patient can lose up to 70% of their excess weight, with most of it being lost in the first year. While the gastric sleeve can help you to feel satisfied with smaller portions of food, living a healthier lifestyle will require a change in diet and exercise as well.

Along with sustained weight loss, some of the other non-scale victories that you may encounter can include:

  • Improved balance, flexibility and mobility
  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • Boosted energy levels
  • Better health overall
  • Improved sleep patterns

With the right motivation and hard work, patients can enjoy a better quality of life.

Criteria for the Gastric Sleeve

To be eligible for the Gastric Sleeve procedure, you must meet certain requirements. This can help to ensure that the procedure, recovery and lifestyle change will be a success.

The Gastric Sleeve weight loss procedure may be right for you if:

  • You are at least 16 years of age
  • Your BMI is 30 or higher
  • You’re prepared to commit to a new healthier eating and active lifestyle
  • You prefer a procedure that requires minimal ongoing follow-up

If one or more of the above applies to your lifestyle, you may be an ideal candidate for the gastric sleeve bariatric procedure. The only way to truly determine if you are eligible, though, is to have a consultation with one of the surgeons at SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre.

Book a Consultation With SmartShape™

Is it time to lose the excess weight and change your life? With help from the specialists at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre, your dreams may one day become a reality! We also offer mini gastric bypass surgery, revision surgery, and LAP-BAND® adjustments for patients who had their surgery at SmartShape. Get started today by contacting us online or giving us a call at (888) 278-7952.