Sharp Coronado Hospital bariatric surgery webinar
Learn about your options for weight-loss surgery at this free, doctor-led webinar.
If you are significantly overweight and have been unable to achieve effective weight loss through diet and exercise programs alone, Sharp's vertical sleeve gastrectomy may be right for you.
Benefits of vertical sleeve gastrectomy compared to other weight-loss surgeries:
Option for those at higher risk for the more invasive Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery due to health complications
Dramatically improves weight-related health problems
Less time in operating room
Most common weight-loss surgery
Requires less anesthesia
Shorter hospital stay
Often allows most foods to be eaten in small amounts
Decreases risk of dumping syndrome
Reduces stomach volume
Register online for a free informational seminar offered by Sharp Coronado Hospital or Sharp Memorial Hospital about weight-loss surgery or call 1-888-453-7072, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm to sign up by phone.
If your weight has become a health problem, don't struggle alone. We can help restore a stronger, healthier you.
Sharp HealthCare's weight-loss surgery program has been helping people lose weight since 2001. Our highly trained surgical team performs the vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Coronado Hospital. If you are ready to learn more about weight-loss surgery, attend one of our free educational seminars offered by Sharp Coronado Hospital or Sharp Memorial Hospital.
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure restricts stomach volume and the amount of food it can hold by removing 85 percent or more of the stomach without bypassing the intestines or preventing the body from fully absorbing nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract.
This removed portion of the stomach is responsible for producing ghrelin, the hormone that causes appetite and hunger. By removing this portion of the stomach, rather than leaving it in place, the level of ghrelin is decreased, which causes loss of or a reduction in appetite.
Make an educated and informed decision about weight-loss surgery by attending one of our free educational seminars offered by Sharp Coronado Hospital or Sharp Memorial Hospital. You will learn everything you need to know about bariatric surgery including program requirements, risks, potential complications and benefits, as well as other treatment options. We also recommend you attend one of our monthly support groups to talk with and ask questions of other bariatric patients.
To register for a free educational seminar, sign up online or call 1-888-453-7072, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
You can also learn more about the vertical sleeve procedure by reading frequently asked questions about vertical sleeve gastrectomy.