What is Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure primarily designed to treat:

  • Obesity and obesity-related health conditions
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain

By reducing the size of the stomach and restricting the patient’s food intake, VSG can help them achieve significant weight loss, as well as improve their overall health and quality of life.

Benefits and Ideal Candidates for Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

VSG can offer numerous physical and psychological benefits to our Seattle patients, including:

  • Significant and sustainable weight loss
  • Improvement or even resolution of obesity-related health conditions
  • Enhanced mobility and quality of life
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and other obesity-related complications
  • Improved self-esteem and body image
  • Potential reduction in the need for long-term medication use
  • Potential extension of life years

Although these are amazing benefits, not everyone will be able to take advantage of VSG. Ideal candidates in Seattle for Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy are patients who:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related health conditions
  • Have tried and failed to achieve significant weight loss through diet and exercise alone
  • Are committed to making lifestyle changes to support their weight loss journey
  • Are in overall good health and medically confirmed to be suitable candidates for surgery

Simply meeting these conditions is not enough to be eligible for this procedure. During your initial consultation with our medical team, you will be thoroughly medically evaluated to ensure that you are a good candidate for Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and that you can undergo this procedure safely.

Begin Your Journey to a Healthier Body With Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Seattle

If you are ready to take control of your weight and transform your life with Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Seattle, schedule your consultation at Newvue Medical with our team of highly-trained plastic surgery specialists and healthcare professionals. They are here to support you every step of the way, from initial consultation to post-operative follow ups.

We have helped countless patients regain control of their lives—and you can be next. Together, we will help you achieve your weight loss goals and embrace a healthier, happier future.