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MEHTA  BARIATRIC CENTER 
BARIATRIC SURGERY & BODY CONTOURING
GASTRIC SLEEVE 

WHAT IS A GASTRIC SLEEVE?

The Gastric Sleeve has become the most popular weight loss procedure over the last decade. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, using cameras and tiny skin incisions, where approximately 75% of the stomach is cut and removed, leaving behind a stomach about the size of a banana. This smaller stomach means you feel full and completely satisfied after eating just a small amount of food. 

Additionally, the part of the stomach that produces the hormone Ghrelin is removed. This hormone plays a role in causing the feeling of hunger. After the Sleeve, the levels of Ghrelin decrease, and feeling of hunger decreases.  

We find that patients are extremely satisfied with this procedure. They go about their daily lives with a stomach that still feels pretty normal, although significantly smaller. After a few months, patients can tolerate nearly everything that they normally enjoy.  People feel full after a small amount of food, but do no feel cheated. They still enjoy their favorite foods, and go to their favorite restaurants. Since their is no re-routing of intestines, there is minimal malabsorption of nutrients. There is also generally greater weight loss with the Sleeve compared to the lap-band. It's a great operation, and when performed on the right patients, it can give fantastic results.  

Additionally, Gastric Sleeve can significantly improve ALL the following.

# Risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19
# High Blood Pressure
# Obstructive Sleep Apnea
# High Cholesterol / High lipids
# Metabolic Syndrome
# Back, Neck, Knee & Hip Pain
# Arthritis
# Shortness of Breath
# Mood
# Sex Life
# Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
# Fibromyalgia
# Obesity related Infertility
# Migraines
# Cancer risk
# Life Span

Millions of people around the world have undergone weight loss surgery over the years and have seen these benefits firsthand. For many it is their only realistic option in losing substantial weight, getting healthy and getting their life back.  A common thing we hear people saying is that they regret not having it done sooner.

WHAT IS A GASTRIC SLEEVE?

The Gastric Sleeve has become the most popular weight loss procedure over the last decade. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, using cameras and tiny skin incisions, where approximately 75% of the stomach is cut and removed, leaving behind a stomach about the size of a banana. This smaller stomach means you feel full and completely satisfied after eating just a small amount of food. 

Additionally, the part of the stomach that produces the hormone Ghrelin is removed. This hormone plays a role in causing the feeling of hunger. After the Sleeve, the levels of Ghrelin decrease, and feeling of hunger decreases.  

We find that patients are extremely satisfied with this procedure. They go about their daily lives with a stomach that still feels pretty normal, although significantly smaller. After a few months, patients can tolerate nearly everything that they normally enjoy.  People feel full after a small amount of food, but do no feel cheated. They still enjoy their favorite foods, and go to their favorite restaurants. Since their is no re-routing of intestines, there is minimal malabsorption of nutrients. There is also generally greater weight loss with the Sleeve compared to the lap-band. It's a great operation, and when performed on the right patients, it can give fantastic results.  

Additionally, Gastric Sleeve can significantly improve ALL the following.

# Risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19
# High Blood Pressure
# Obstructive Sleep Apnea
# High Cholesterol / High lipids
# Metabolic Syndrome
# Back, Neck, Knee & Hip Pain
# Arthritis
# Shortness of Breath

# Mood
# Sex Life
# Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
# Fibromyalgia
# Obesity related Infertility
# Migraines
# Cancer risk
# Life Span

Millions of people around the world have undergone weight loss surgery over the years and have seen these benefits firsthand. For many it is their only realistic option in losing substantial weight, getting healthy and getting their life back.  A common thing we hear people saying is that they regret not having it done sooner.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
"I suffered from diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, sleep apnea, lack of energy, swollen feet and grumpiness. Best of all I no longer use medicines & no longer suffer from any of the other medical issues. Even my grumpiness has gone away. My PCP was amazed and very impressed. I wish that there was a way to thank Dr. Mehta for what he has done. If I could do it all over again, I would in heart beat with Dr. Mehta."
- Miguel C. (Lost 76 lbs.)

"I was made aware of Dr. Mehta’s program through an associate at work and went to a seminar. I was shocked at the reaction that Dr. Mehta received from his patients during the seminar. He answered all of my questions straight to the point. Even though snags with my insurance my total experience with the program was fantastic!! Dr. Mehta has given me my life back! I am able to live and work like I did when I was young! I feel I was given a chance to start over and I owe it to Dr. Mehta. My surgery was flawless. I felt great after. Recovery was quick and now I am on my way to new goals. Thank you so much for the new LIFE!!"
GARY G. FRANKLIN PARK, NJ

Dr. Mehta and his staff (especially Lulu) are great!! Dr. Mehta has a great bedside manner and takes the time to talk to you and answer any and all questions that you may have. My situation was different than most. I had an old gastric banding placed in back in 1985. My surgery was performed by a surgeon who no longer practices. The banding had gone bad and eroded through my stomach causing a lot of pain. I had gone to many doctors and finally met Dr. Mehta who decided to help me by performing corrective surgery to remove the band and perform the new gastric bypass. I was back up to 225 lbs and I am now down to 140 lbs. My husband met with Dr. Mehta while he was in the hospital and liked his manners and asked me to call him. I had no problem getting an appointment and he explained everything I needed to know. I had the surgery and I am now feeling great and no longer in pain. I love Dr. Mehta and his staff. I felt I made a great choice and I am glad he took my case on and helped me out. 

COLLEEN V. FLEMINGTON, NJ

IS GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY SAFE?
Gastric Sleeves surgeries have come a long way. We've been performing these procedures laparoscopically, using tiny skin incisions and cameras for over a decade.  Although there are some risks with Experience has taught us the smallest details for making the procedure safe and effective. Instruments and surgical staplers have also improved over this time period adding to the safety. You should know that a lot of patients have successfully undergone the Gastric Sleeve through us, as this is a very routine part of our surgical practice.


HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE?
Overall weight loss depends on many factors. Since you are unique, and so is your weight loss journey, diet & lifestyle, how much weight you will lose can only be estimated after putting your entire picture together regarding your age, height, weight, medical illnesses, and lifestyle. Smaller patients can lose around 50 lbs. but larger ones can lose up to 150 lbs. or more.


HOW MUCH TIME OFF IS NEEDED?
Nearly all of our patients go home after 1 overnight stay at the hospital. Most people can resume work from home in 3 days or go to a desk job in about 7-10 days. Those who can take more time off, generally take 2 weeks.


DOES INSURANCE COVER THE GASTRIC SLEEVE ?
In our experience, bariatric surgeries are often covered by insurances if you qualify, and have the right insurance benefits. Most people are not aware of the details of their coverage. Once we contact your insurance company, we find out exactly what is covered, and can give you details. We do not proceed without your consent, and we do not send anyone surprise bills at the back end. If needed, financing is also available which can be paid off over several years.


IF INSURANCE DOESN'T COVER SURGERY, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
1. Options include upgrading insurance which usually happens in November for most people. You can contact us and find out which insurance benefits would best fit you.  

2. Self-Pay. Our self-pay fees for Gastric Sleeve are the lowest around despite the fact that we spare no operative expense and use the best surgery devices and materials on the planet, for the added safety of all our patients. Our current package price is $14,990 including surgery fee, hospital OR fee, anesthesia fee, one overnight stay at the hospital, and 1 year of follow-ups (in-person or using tele-health) including dietary counseling. Immediate appointments are available and you can have the surgery within weeks. Generally, this procedure costs between $20-30k.

3. Our office can sometimes get insurances to cover part of the procedure. This could save you a good amount.

4. Financing is available using Care Credit and Health Care Services Loans. These loans can be paid back on your time line.

NEXT STEPS

STEP 1 - SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION (Telehealth, or in person). 

STEP 2 - WE GET THE INSURANCE APPROVAL, IF NEEDED

STEP 3 - YOU GET MEDICAL CLEARANCE AND OTHER TESTING IF REQUESTED

STEP 4 - SCHEDULE SURGERY DATE ONCE APPROVED BY INSURANCE COMPANY



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PRINCETON, NJ OFFICE
1 Academy Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

OLD BRIDGE, NJ OFFICE
2 Hospital Plaza, Suite 470, Old Bridge, NJ
Call/Text (609)924-0200
info@mehtamd.com

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