Our Philosophy About Gastric Surgery. The work we do every day helps people change their lives for the better. We understand that for many people, making the choice to undergo bariatric surgery is an important decision, and as such, we believe that every patient deserves personal, dedicated attention to their individual circumstances.
With Dr. Teruskin and our team, you will have one-on-one guidance and advice to help you through the entire bariatric surgery process. We’ll work together to evaluate your specific needs, and educate you on the benefits, risks, and commitments associated with the procedure you may opt to undergo. Learn more about why patients choose our Gastric Sleeve Surgery team.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Sleeve gastrectomies — better known as “Gastric Sleeve Surgeries” — are the most common type of bariatric weight loss procedures and now make up more than 60% of all such procedures in the United States. Dr. Sergey Terushkin, a renowned leader in the bariatric surgery field, performs gastric sleeve procedures regularly using a minimally invasive, laparoscopic technique.
What is a Gastric Sleeve Surgery? During a gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Terushkin will make five keyhole-sized incisions to remove roughly 80% of the left side the stomach, leaving the stomach roughly the size and shape of a banana. In addition to this reducing the body’s capacity for intake and decreasing appetite, the segment of the stomach which is removed also houses hormone producing cells, thereby decreasing cravings and hunger.
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