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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. This is a surgical procedure that results in weight loss. This process is done on significantly overweight or obese people and has a body mass above 30. This is an alternative if exercise and diet have not been effective on that person. This procedure results in significant weight loss and also limits the food that you can eat.  The process is an invasive one.

The surgery is generally done laparoscopically. In the procedure, several small incisions are made in your upper abdomen. Several small instruments are inserted through these incisions to conduct the surgery. The surgery results in the removal of about 75% 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 fluctuations that help in weight loss. These hormonal shifts also help avoid other conditions like high blood pressure, stroke, and heart diseases. For further information, contact bariatric surgery in hospitals near you.


What happens in a sleeve gastrectomy?

A sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that focuses on weight loss procedures. A part of the stomach, about 80%, is removed from the person’s body in the process. This removal is done along the greater curvature of the stomach. Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that is conducted in the hospital. The specifics of the surgery can depend on your conditions and your doctor and surgeon. But the general procedure begins with giving the patient general anesthesia. So, you will be asleep during your procedure. Sleeve gastrectomy can be performed in two ways, one where large incisions are made, hence it is open surgery. But the more common procedure is conducted with the help of a laparoscope. A laparoscopy is an instrument that has a camera in the end.

During the procedure, several small incisions are made in the upper abdomen. Once the incisions are done, the surgical instruments, including the laparoscope, are inserted into these incisions to help perform the surgery.  When the tools are inside the body, a narrow sleeve is created by the surgeon. This sleeve is made by stapling the stomach vertically, removing the part of the stomach along the larger curvature. When the stomach has been removed, 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 in the hospital.

Who qualifies for getting a sleeve gastrectomy?

A sleeve gastrectomy is done to control the weight of a person. This will be recommended to a patient by the doctor or the surgeon when the person is 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 specific hormonal changes that help in controlling the weight. For further information, contact bariatric surgery specialists near you.

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Why would you get a sleeve gastrectomy?

This surgery helps the patient reduce the weight and the risk of several diseases which are caused due to weight-related problems like heart disease, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, etc. This procedure can also help in controlling the blood sugar of a person. Contact Bariatric Surgery Doctors near you for more information.

Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy

There are several benefits of getting a sleeve gastrectomy. Some of these include:

  • Effective weight control
  • Lower chances of getting weight-related diseases

Risks of Sleeve Gastrectomy

There can be several risks in a sleeve gastrectomy:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Chances of Hematoma
  • Breathing problems

Contact Bariatric Surgery Hospitals near Delhi for more knowledge about the procedure.




How long does a 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 one week, then move onto pureed or semi-solid foods for three weeks, and then after a month, you might be able to switch back to a regular 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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