San Antonio, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011
As 2011 begins, the number of forecasted bariatric surgery procedures is expected to increase by a significant percentage, thanks in part to new awareness given to surgical weight loss. Among these procedures is the Gastric Sleeve (or Lap Sleeve) which is gaining traction as a relative new comer.
The Gastric Sleeve is the actual reduction of nearly 70-80% of the stomach size and has exclusive health benefits like, the lack of intestinal stapling, or an adjustable foreign body, fewer nutritional concerns, and a can lead to a quicker resolution of serious medical conditions like Type 2 Diabetes, or High Blood Pressure.
The gastric sleeve is an important new option for patients interested in loosing large amounts of weight in under a year, just in line with 2011 resolutions. While many might be deterred by the cost of the procedure, the lifesaving benefits far out weigh it. Practice founder Dr. Nilesh A. Patel had this to say about the benefits of the Gastric Sleeve, “People make commitments everyday when they buy a car, house, go to college, or get married. Why shouldn’t a surgical procedure that will extend your life and make you healthier be any different?”
With this expected growth and new enthusiasm Texas Bariatric Specialists is excited to be offering the Gastric Sleeve as a Center of Excellence Practice having industry leading records and professionals.
About Texas Bariatric Specialists
In the past five years, Dr. Patel’s San Antonio-based Weight Loss practice has performed 2500 surgeries and has expanded offices in nine cities across Texas including Austin, Corpus Christi, Killeen, New Braunfels, Boerne, San Antonio, Baytown, Beaumont, and Del Rio.