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Sleeve Gastrectomy Treatment & Diagnostics in Chunni Ganj, Kanpur

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Also known as lateral sleeve gastrectomy, sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure for weight loss, done at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur. Through this surgical method, fat near your abdomen is removed. Many people undergo sleeve gastrectomy every year as an alternative to remove fat from their bodies and lose weight.

Why is Sleeve Gastrectomy done?

Sleeve gastrectomy is done to limit the amount of food your stomach can hold. During this procedure, many hormonal changes occur in your body which helps in weight loss. Since this surgery is a weight loss procedure, the risk of weight-related medical conditions becomes low. These conditions include -

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Brain stroke
  • Cancer
  • Infertility due to being overweight or obese

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is only recommended when a person has tried to lose weight with conventional methods and observed no changes. Sleeve gastrectomy in Kanpur is recommended if -

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above, which indicates that you are highly obese and are at a high risk of developing several life-threatening medical complications.
  • You have a BMI between 35 to 39.9. In this case, you are obese and can develop issues related to the heart, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and even infertility.

How is Sleeve Gastrectomy done?

Earlier, sleeve gastrectomy was performed as open surgery, wherein the doctor would make large incisions around your upper abdomen region. Nowadays, at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, it is done by making multiple, small incisions around your abdomen and by inserting small tools through these incisions.

First, you will be administered regional anaesthesia to numb the area around your abdomen. Hence, you won't feel any pain during the surgery.

After this, your doctor will make a vertical incision near your stomach and remove the bigger part of your stomach. This curved portion of your stomach will be removed by stapling the area around the stomach.

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What happens after Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery takes one to two hours. After the surgery, you will be kept in the observation room, where your doctor will monitor your condition for few days.

What are the risks associated with the surgery?

Sleeve Gastrectomy is major surgery and has some risks associated with it, both short-term and long-term. The short-term risks include -

  • Excessive bleeding during surgery
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Blood clots
  • Lung disorders and breathing problems
  • Leakage from the cuts made at the edges of your stomach

Long-term risks associated with the surgery include -

  • Gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Hernias
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea and vomiting

Conclusion

You should be medically, physically, and mentally stable to undergo sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Your doctor will perform tests to find whether or not you are fit for the surgery.

As sleeve gastrectomy is major surgery, you should avoid tobacco and alcohol in the weeks leading to the surgery. If you are willing to make permanent changes in your body while reducing your weight, then you can go for a sleeve gastrectomy after consulting with your doctor.

1. How is it possible to remove a large part of the stomach through a small incision?

Your stomach can be stretched and can change its shape very easily. After the incision is made, the stomach is stretched using medical tools. It changes its shape like rubber and can be removed easily.

2. How long do I have to stay in the hospital after the surgery?

Patients have to stay in the hospital under observation for a few days after sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Recovery can take a few weeks.

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