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Recent Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery Study Reveals Benefits of Outpatient Procedures

photo3531A recent study cited on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website discusses the advantages of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy performed at an outpatient ambulatory surgery center (ASC) as opposed to hospital-based surgery. The procedure, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is quickly becoming one of the more popular surgical weight loss treatment options. An advanced version of this procedure, inverted gastric sleeve, is routinely performed in outpatient surgery centers by our bariatric surgeons here at DFW Bariatric Institute.

Researchers at Puget Sound Surgical Center in Edmonds Washington studied the results of 250 consecutive patients who had outpatient surgery in an ASC. Patients who weighed more than 450 pounds, had certain levels of impaired mobility, required more than 23 hours of post-operative monitoring, and had anticipated surgery times of more than two hours were excluded from the study. The researchers ultimately concluded that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for select patients can be performed safely on an outpatient basis with outcomes comparable to inpatient care.

Click here to read the full results of the study.

If you would like more information on gastric sleeve surgery or other surgical weight loss treatments, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons, please contact us today.

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