Safe Sleeve vs.Typical Gastric Sleeve
A comparison between a typical procedure and Dr. Tom's Patented Safe Sleeve
Dr. Tom's Patented SAFE Sleeve Procedure
As one of the first surgeons to perform a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Tom Umbach has many years of experience in perfecting his VSG technique.
Over the years, Dr. Tom has perfected the patented Safe Sleeve - a unique and safer way to perform a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. The SAFE Sleeve is performed laparoscopically and on an outpatient basis and only performed by Dr. Tom or his professionally trained surgeons at Blossom Bariatrics.
|Typical Procedure||Dr. Tom's SAFE Sleeve|
|No Touch Technique on Remaining Tissue|
|Less Damage to Remaining Stomach|
|No Need for Artificial Staple Reinforcement|
|Safer Approach to Large Splenic Vessels|
|Optimized for Outpatient Surgery|
Understand the difference between a typical vertical sleeve gastrectomy and the SAFE Sleeve technique by viewing the slideshow below:
Typical Sleeve Procedure
There is a risk of damage during this step because the organs are so close together and part of the blood supply is hidden behind structures.
There is a risk of damage during this step because the stomach is moved around so much.
However, because part of the remaining sleeve was dissected and handled during the procedure, there is an increased risk of complications.
SAFE Sleeve Procedure
Since none of the remaining sleeve was handled or disturbed during the procedure, there is an increased level of safety.