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Sleeve Gastrectomy Treatment & Diagnostics in Karol Bagh, Delhi

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is also called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. This is a surgical procedure that results in weight loss. This process is done on people who are extremely overweight or obese and have a body mass index (BMI) above 30. This is an alternative if exercise and diet have not worked for that person. This invasive procedure results in significant weight loss and also limits the food that you can eat.  

The surgery is generally done laparoscopically. During the procedure, several small incisions are made on your upper abdomen. Small instruments are inserted through these incisions to conduct the surgery. The surgery results in the removal of about 80% of the stomach. The remaining stomach looks like a tube or a banana.

Gastrectomy surgery demands a commitment to a healthier lifestyle after the procedure. Your diet needs to be altered and maintained for the procedure to give long-term results. The surgery also results in hormonal changes that assist in weight loss. These hormonal changes also help in avoiding other conditions like high blood pressure and heart diseases. For further information, look for sleeve gastrectomy surgery near you. Or visit a bariatric hospital near you.

What is sleeve gastrectomy?

A sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that focuses on weight loss procedures. During the procedure, a part of the stomach, about 80%, is removed from the body. This removal is ensured along the greater curvature of the stomach. The specifics of the surgery can depend on your conditions and your doctor or surgeon.

The general procedure begins with administering general anesthesia. Sleeve gastrectomy can be performed in two ways, one where large incisions are made, and hence, it is an open surgery and the more common procedure that is conducted with the help of a laparoscope. A laparoscope is an instrument that has a camera attached to it.

During the procedure, several small incisions are made on the upper abdomen. Once the incisions are done, the surgical instruments including the laparoscope are inserted into these incisions to perform the surgery. When the instruments are inside the body, the surgeon creates a narrow sleeve. This sleeve is created by stapling the stomach vertically, and hence, removing the larger part of the stomach. The rest of the stomach is reattached to form a tube-like shape. Then the incisions are closed and the area of the surgery is dressed. This is an irreversible procedure.After the surgery is completed, you will be kept under observation for a few days at the hospital.

Who qualifies for a sleeve gastrectomy?

A sleeve gastrectomy is done to control the weight of a person. This will be recommended to a patient by a doctor or a surgeon when the person is extremely obese or overweight. This is not a procedure that will be recommended to someone who has a low body mass index. The procedure also causes certain hormonal changes that help in controlling weight.For further information, look for sleeve gastrectomy surgery specialists near you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Why is a sleeve gastrectomy conducted?

This surgery helps a patient in reducing weight and along with it the risk of several obesity-linked diseases such as heart disease, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, etc. This procedure can also help in controlling blood sugar. Contact bariatric doctors near you for more information.

What are the risks?

There can be several risks in a sleeve gastrectomy:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Chances of hematoma
  • Breathing problems

Contact sleeve gastrectomy hospitals in Karol Bagh for more details about the procedure.




How long does sleeve gastrectomy take?

The surgery lasts for about one to two hours.

What will be the diet recommendation after the surgery?

You will be on a liquid diet for about 1 week, then move on to pureed or semi-solid foods for 3 weeks, and then after a month, you might be able to switch back to a normal diet.

Can you gain weight again after the surgery?

Yes, you can regain weight after the surgery if you don’t follow the recommended healthy lifestyle.

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