Bariatric Surgeon Adds Gastric Sleeve To Repertoire
Dr. Matthew Lublin Now Offering Highly Effective and Long- Lasting Gastric Sleeve – Another Weapon in the Fight against Obesity
Dr. Matthew Lublin, a Los Angeles based bariatric and general surgeon, and Golden State Bariatrics have expanded their surgical offerings to include the gastric sleeve procedure, also known as the sleeve gastrectomy. The gastric sleeve is fast becoming one of the most popular major weight loss surgery procedures in the United States because of its simplicity and effectiveness. Unlike the gastric band procedure, which Dr. Lublin also performs, the gastric sleeve does not require any implant in the abdomen. Rather, approximately 80% of the stomach is removed from the body leaving a banana-sized and shaped sleeve as the primary receptacle for food. Unlike a gastric bypass, the duodenum, or small intestine, is not modified in any way, meaning that many of the dietary restrictions that gastric bypass patients experience are not a concern for those who undergo the gastric sleeve.
“The gastric sleeve is not a new procedure,” says Dr. Lublin. “It is a proven procedure newly performed as a stand alone surgery.” And indeed, the gastric sleeve has been used for years as the first part of a two-stage procedure for those who were extremely or morbidly obese. The second stage of this procedure would most often be a duodenal switch. As surgeons recognized the viability of the gastric sleeve as a stand alone procedure there was a significant push to use it in that manner. Today, with the sleeve approved by many major insurance companies, it is increasing in popularity at a staggering pace.
“Prospective patients like the idea behind the gastric sleeve,” adds Dr. Lublin, “because it is simple and effective with fewer drawbacks than competing procedures. While every surgical procedure has its risks, the benefits of the gastric sleeve are tremendous.” The gastric sleeve is often performed in less than an hour and patients usually can leave the hospital the next day. This is in contrast to a gastric bypass, which requires a 2 to 3 day hospital stay. According to Lublin, “The gastric sleeve is quickly becoming the preeminent weight loss surgery procedure in the United States today. Our patients are satisfied, we are very happy with the results and that’s a winning combination.”
Dr. Lublin holds monthly weight loss surgery seminars and consultations to those considering the gastric sleeve. Please attend for more information on qualification criteria as well as the benefits and risks of the surgery. These seminars are a first step toward improving or eliminating the diseases associated with morbid obesity through surgery and long-term lifestyle changes.
About Dr. Lublin and Golden State Bariatrics
Dr. Matthew Lublin a premier general surgeon in Los Angeles and the Santa Monica California area. As the medical director of Golden State Bariatrics, he performs weight loss surgery, including the gastric sleeve and gastric band (Lap-Band® and Realize® Band) at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, St. John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica, and West Hills Hospital in West Hills. Dr. Lublin has been recognized by several publications for his excellent patient care and exceptional outcomes.
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