Gastric Sleeve Surgery, also known Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), is a restrictive type of weight loss surgery that permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The surgery typically takes between 30-50 minutes. The procedure helps to limit eating by reducing the overall size of the stomach and control hunger by removing the part of the stomach that produces the hunger-stimulating hormone Ghrelin. The Sleeve is a permanent weightloss solution, with reduced risk for weight re-gain. The Sleeve is often chosen since it is a simple, and minimally invasive surgery with a rather short recovery time.
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BTO is dedicated to educating, counseling, and supporting people on their journey. Beginning with the decision if surgery is right for them, and continuing until you have reached your goal weight and beyond. We will do this with your best interests in mind, with honesty, integrity, kindness and compassion.
Obesity in Canada is a growing health concern with health officials stating that it is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in Canada. According to Forbes, Canada ranks 35 on a 2007 list of fattest countries with a percentage of 61.1% of its citizens with an unhealthy weight.