Dr. Ekhaese is a well-experienced general surgeon in Bariatric, Hernia, Reflux, Robotic, Endoscopic, Revision Bariatric, and Academic Global Surgery.
Welcome to C.A.R.E Surgery Clinic, General & Bariatric Surgery
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Are you considering gastric sleeve surgery because you've tried diets and exercise for years and still have a lot of weight to lose? You'll want to know the risks and benefits, what makes someone a good candidate for the operation, and what long-term commitments you need to make to keep the results.
In this operation, our surgeon will remove part of your stomach and join the remaining portions together to make a new banana-sized stomach or "sleeve." With just a small sack (about 1/10th the size of your original stomach), you'll feel full a lot quicker than you did before. You won't be able to eat as much as you used to, which helps you lose weight. Plus, the surgery removes the part of your stomach that makes a hormone that boosts your appetite.
The surgery takes about an hour. Your surgeon will make a few small cuts in your belly and insert a laparoscope -- an instrument with a tiny camera that sends pictures to a monitor. The surgeon will then insert other medical instruments through the additional cuts and remove 3/4 of your stomach. Finally, they’ll reattach the rest of your stomach to form the "sleeve" or tube.
C.A.R.E Surgery Clinic believes in helping patients achieve their health and weight loss goals through this procedure. Our skilled and well-experienced bariatric surgeon has helped hundreds of people with Gastric Sleeve. Call us at (832)915-8140 or contact us by email to begin your weight loss journey today!
Infection, bleeding, and in rare cases, a leak along the staple line are possible. Right after the surgery, you may have nausea, vomiting, or constipation. Certain foods may not agree with you now. You may also develop nutrition problems after surgery, which is why you have to take vitamins and supplements for life. Your doctor will advise you on exactly what you need.
Many insurance plans cover weight loss surgery, but navigating the different requirements and coverage details can be challenging. We have put together a list of all the popular insurance companies and their coverage options on our insurance page. For patients who want to learn more about their coverage options not addressed on the insurance page, call us (832)915-8140.
We have partnered with CareCredit® to provide our patients with an easy way to finance their surgery. Monthly payments can make it possible to invest in better health, even without insurance. Some patients who do have insurance coverage decide to self-pay to avoid pre-requisites and waiting times that may be mandated by insurance companies.
The first day after surgery, you'll drink clear liquids. By the time you leave the hospital, you can eat pureed foods and protein shakes and will continue to do so for about 4 weeks.
Keep in mind that you have to change the way you eat forever. After that first month, you'll switch to eating soft solid foods very slowly. Other pointers to keep in mind:
After 2 or 3 months, you can move on to regular meals. But remember, you will not be able to eat as much as you used to.
What is the C.A.R.E Surgery Clinic Advantage? For starters, we simply care! When most people hear the word "Surgery," they picture a room filled with equipment and doctors wearing masks and gloves ready to cut someone open. We want to change that! Surgery for us is a form of assistance to our patients. We want to help you achieve your short and long-term health goals through surgery. We believe in the following:
Have you made a decision to consult with a surgeon? C.A.R.E makes that decision even easier with same day online appointments! You can also call us at (832)915-8140.
Your surgeon, Dr. Obos Ekhaese, offers one-on-one consultation with emphasis on care and comfort with a passion for giving patients a new lease on life.
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