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Sleeve surgery - This is why we lose weight!

blog-0217442001419009606.jpgFirst, let me apologize if this post is too graphic, I just think its a fabulous way to educate you on a sleeve surgery. When I was at OCC the first week of December I had the amazing opportunity to observe several surgeries. One of them was a gastric sleeve surgery. We know that the sleeve surgery has fabulous results. Our OCC Sleeve patients get results similar to a gastric bypass surgery without all the risks and complications. And this is why...look at what is removed during this surgery. This picture is the removed portion of a stomach from a gastric sleeve surgery. Look at it... look at what it stretches out to when inflated. That is all space you can't fill anymore. AMAZING!! And look... even the part we remove is still AIR TIGHT. Remember, on the remaining stomach our surgeons go back and over suture over the staple line to prevent leaks and prevent stretching - but even this part, the part that is removed is totally air tight. Now that is a safe sleeve.

I know sometimes its hard after weight loss surgery to think about what we might be missing... the foods we can't eat (or eat much of) but I am SO thankful for this... because if I could be eating more, chances are I would be eating more... and I wouldn't feel this healthy, I wouldn't be wearing a size 4 jeans, and this would be a stressful time for me, thinking of how much weight I would gain between Thanksgivng and New Years... and I'm under control, my sleeve keeps me under control. So goodbye excess, stretchy, haven't missed you for a minute stomach.... hello healthy, portion controlled life!

Again, if this is too graphic, I'm sorry, but I can't think of a better way to share this - it was a huge eye opener for me, hope it is for you too!

Here are more pictures for those of you that can "stomach" it :)

http://www.occforum.com/gallery/album/336-sleeve-surgery-educational-a-little-graphic/

As always, if you have any questions you can reach me at lori@obesitycontrolcenter.com or 1-866-376-7849 ext. 81


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I love seeing how many people have viewed this blog post, but I'd really like to get some feedback on it! Was it a good educational piece? Too graphic or OK? Would you like to see more information blog posts like this?

C'mon... over 1800 views and not one comment? Please leave some feedback (preferably positive hahaha) so I know what kinds of posts you'd like to see!

Hope your 2015 is being good to you!

Lori

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This is incredible to see! It really hits home exactly how much food you can stuff yourself with! Is this really the typical stomach size of an adult? Thank you for sharing!

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