18 Obesity and the Risk of Lymphedema Obesity is associated with an increased risk of lymphedema,...
28 Common Causes of Morbid Obesity There are many different causes of morbid obesity, including...
27 Bariatric Surgery and the Risk of Post-Surgery Hypoglycemia One potential complication following weight loss surgery is hypoglycemia....
4 The Surgical Procedure for Removing a Gastric Band Reversing gastric band surgery is easier than reversing other...
Having LAP-BAND® surgery has been one of the most important life-changing decisions that I’ve ever made. I feel like I have my life back again.- Kendra
Actual Patients of Dr. Veninga
An Alternative to Stomach Banding
Sleeve Gastrectomy Dallas
An alternative to laparoscopic stomach banding, vertical sleeve gastrectomy is performed at North Texas Bariatric near Dallas, Lewisville, and Plano. During this surgical weight loss procedure, Dr. Frank Veninga reduces the capacity of the stomach by removing a large section of the organ, thereby decreasing the patient's appetite. Sleeve gastrectomy has many advantages for patients, but it is important to weigh all your treatment options before undergoing the procedure since the surgery is not reversible. To determine whether or not this procedure is the most appropriate weight loss surgery option for you, please consult with our surgeon, Dr. Veninga.
The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure is a weight loss surgery option that does not involve a bypass of the intestinal tract. Sleeve gastrectomy preserves the stomach's natural structures, thereby allowing the stomach to function normally. In this procedure, Dr. Veninga removes more than 85 percent of the stomach so that a smaller, cylindrical stomach remains. While the stomach continues to function as normal, patients lose weight due to a reduced stomach capacity and a decrease in appetite. Because there is no intestinal bypass associated with this procedure, it is much safer than other treatment options. However, it should be noted that the procedure is not reversible.
Consultations with Dr. Frank Veninga
Dr. Veninga is dedicated to providing patients with the information they need to make an informed decision about bariatric surgery. In your private consultation at our office near Dallas, Plano, and Lewisville, you will learn about your treatment options, including sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic bariatric surgery, the LAP-BAND® System, and gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Veninga will explain the differences between each procedure as well as the risks and benefits of each so you can decide which treatment will best meet your needs. The decision to undergo bariatric surgery is often a difficult one, and it is important to Dr. Veninga and our practice that you choose an option that will help you lead a more healthy and enjoyable life for years to come. Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Veninga or consider attending a support group meeting or pre-operative informational lecture.
Contact Us to Learn More about Sleeve Gastrectomy near Dallas, Lewisville, and Plano, Texas
Dr. Veninga is happy to explain your bariatric surgery options during a personal consultation. To schedule a meeting with Dr. Veninga to discuss sleeve gastrectomy at North Texas Bariatric near Dallas, Lewisville, and Plano, please contact our practice today. Dr. Veninga will be able to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have at this time.