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da Vinci Sleeve Gastrectomy

A Life-Saving Approach to Weight Loss

Being obese can take a toll on your self-esteem, but perhaps more importantly, it has serious effects on your health. Roughly one in three Americans are obese, and medical professionals note that the consequences of carrying too much weight can be devastating. Robotic surgery such as da Vinci sleeve gastrectomy can literally save your life, and our team at miVIP Las Vegas is ready to help.

This minimally invasive procedure will change both the size and shape of your stomach, as the da Vinci system will be used to remove up to 85 percent of the organ. The system uses small cameras and robotic arms to ensure a very precise procedure.

How the Surgery Works

One of the first things a physician will do is determine if you are a good candidate, which typically means you:

  • Have a BMI of 40 or higher
  • Do not abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Have type 2 diabetes, heart disease or another condition related to obesity
  • Are committed to making a change

Once you are approved, your robotic surgery will consist of being placed under anesthesia. A da Vinci sleeve gastrectomy utilizes very small incisions, which give the surgeon access to your stomach. The robot will place a camera inside your body, giving the surgeon a three-dimensional view of your stomach. A portion of your stomach will be removed and then stapled back together and reattached to your small intestine.

The Surgeons at miVIP

Our team is committed to providing you the utmost care and respect before, during and after your robotic surgery. All of our physicians are board certified and considered leaders in the field, even teaching other physicians how to perform our procedures.

What to Expect Afterward

As with any minimally invasive procedure, you may feel some slight pain or tenderness around the surgery site for a few weeks. Our miVIP surgeon will give you some instructions for what to eat, including only soft foods for the first few weeks and avoiding high-calorie foods. Fortunately, a da Vinci sleeve gastrectomy minimizes your recovery time, which means that you may be able to resume your regular routine within four to six weeks. Robotic surgery also reduces any risk of infection or other side effects. Additionally, you can expect to lose as much as 55 percent of your body weight in the few years following your surgery.

The Cost of Surgery

How much you will pay for your procedure largely depends on your insurance. At miVIP, we accept most PPO and POS insurance. You can call one of our representatives to discuss the cost and what you might end up paying out of pocket

Other Important Information

In addition to losing the weight, you may notice that any obesity-related conditions you have will also begin to subside after your da Vinci sleeve gastrectomy. In general, your overall health should see a significant improvement. It is important to monitor your recovery time and alert your physician if you notice anything out of the ordinary. Follow his or her instructions, especially when it comes to your dietary restrictions. This will ensure you get the right amount of calories and the necessary nutrition.

Call Us Today

You can start your journey to a healthier you by contacting our team at miVIP Las Vegas today. We would love to discuss with you the advantages of da Vinci sleeve gastrectomy as well as the other robotic procedures we offer. Call us at 877.956.2263.

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