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Gastric Sleeve Specialist

Siva P Mullangi, MD, FACS -  - Bariatric Surgeon

Siva P Mullangi, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgeon & General Surgeon located in Chino, CA & Placentia, CA

Gastric sleeve is a weight loss surgery that, combined with lifestyle changes, can help you permanently lose excess weight. At the private practice of Siva Mullangi, MD, FACS in Chino and Placentia, California, you’ll find a range of weight loss surgery options to help you meet your goals. Dr. Mullangi uses the latest advanced techniques to perform your gastric sleeve surgery using small incisions, so you can expect an excellent outcome and fast recovery. Book your appointment through online scheduling or call the Siva Mullangi, MD, FACS, office to arrange a consultation now.

Gastric Sleeve Q & A

What is gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight loss surgery in which Dr. Mullangi sections a tube of your stomach to create a new much smaller stomach. He removes the remainder of your stomach. Your stomach can then hold just a fraction of the food it could contain before. 

This procedure can help you stop eating much sooner without feeling hungry or deprived. Many people lose 60% or more of their extra weight within two years of gastric sleeve surgery.

Dr. Mullangi typically performs gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and other weight loss surgeries using minimally invasive robotic or laparoscopic techniques. These advanced techniques allow Dr. Mullangi to make very small incisions with minimal healthy tissue disruption. Ultimately, minimally invasive approaches lead to less pain with a faster recovery time. 

How do gastric sleeve and gastric bypass differ?

Gastric bypass is a more complicated procedure than gastric sleeve. With gastric bypass, Dr. Mullangi establishes a new connection between your stomach and small intestine that helps you lose weight in two ways: a smaller stomach size and reduced calorie and nutrient absorption. With a gastric sleeve, he only alters the size of your stomach, reducing the amount of food you can hold there. 

Both procedures can be quite effective; Dr. Mullangi can help you choose the right path for your needs.

Am I a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?

Dr. Mullangi can perform an exam, review your medical history, and discuss your personal needs to determine whether gastric sleeve surgery is the right bariatric surgery method for you. In general, good candidates have:

  • Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
  • BMI of 35 or higher with weight-related health complications
  • Prior weight loss failure
  • Prior significant weight fluctuations

If you have certain conditions, such as esophageal dysmotility (trouble swallowing) or severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Dr. Mullangi may recommend gastric bypass surgery instead. 

What are the benefits of gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery could help you to lose most of your extra weight. It’s a simple and straightforward procedure that can have permanent results if you’re willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes that go with it. 

As with other bariatric surgeries, gastric sleeve surgery can decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other weight-related health problems. Some people even achieve type 2 diabetes remission. 

After you lose weight, you’re also less likely to have chronic joint pain because you’re greatly lessening the strain on your joints. 

Learn more about how gastric sleeve surgery can give you a fresh start on weight loss by calling Siva Prasad Mullangi, MD, or clicking the online booking tool now.