If you’re considering weight loss surgery, you might be wondering if a mini sleeve is right for you. We’re here to help you decide! Let’s start by discussing the McCarty Mini Sleeve and its benefits:
- No pre-surgery diet: Most bariatric procedures require patients to be on a strict pre-op diet, often liquid-based. This isn’t necessary for the McCarty Mini Sleeve, so patients can maintain their regular routine before the procedure.
- Minimally invasive: The McCarty Mini Sleeve procedure uses a minimally invasive approach that involves fewer incisions. This means minimal scarring for Mini Sleeve patients!
- Fast recovery: While the standard sleeve procedure often requires an overnight hospital stay, the McCarty Mini Sleeve is an outpatient procedure with fewer surgical risks. The actual surgery takes about 30 minutes, and patients go home the same day.
- Limited restrictions after surgery: A standard gastric procedure requires up to six weeks of lifting restrictions. The McCarty Mini Sleeve, however, necessitates no lifting restrictions post-procedure. Patients can resume their normal activities (exercising, working, etc.) right away!
How do you know if you are eligible for weight loss surgery? To determine whether weight loss surgery is a good option for you, the doctor will need an accurate reading of your weight and body mass index (BMI). BMI is a formula used to measure your body fat. Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight (in pounds) by your height (in inches). Most doctors and medical insurers require that bariatric patients meet the following qualifications before being approved for weight loss surgery:
- A BMI of 40 or more or being more than 100 pounds overweight
- A BMI of 35 or more and a current diagnosis for one or more obesity-related comorbidities, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Sleep apnea and/or other respiratory disorders
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Lipid abnormalities
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Heart disease
- Inability to achieve/sustain a healthy weight with prior weight loss efforts.
Insurers often require weight loss surgery candidates undergo both a psychological evaluation and nutrition counseling. Your surgeon may also prescribe a preliminary screening as part of the approval process. Overall, the best way to determine if you qualify for weight loss surgery and whether it is the best option for you is to work closely with a bariatric specialist like Dr. Leah Dill who is recognized as the only surgeon that is offering the patented and trademarked Mini Sleeve procedure.
Ready to learn more and find out about your eligibility? Contact us today! We can’t wait to help you live your healthiest life yet!