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Sleeve Gastrectomy Treatment & Diagnostics in Tardeo, Mumbai

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Bariatric surgery has gained much popularity  among people who have tried and failed to lose weight with other traditional methods. This kind of surgery involves reducing the size or removing the stomach. In most cases, Bariatric surgery helps with rapid weight loss.

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a type of Bariatric surgery. Let us take a closer look at this procedure to understand how it works and possible complications.

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy, often called vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure for weight loss. The procedure is usually performed laparoscopically. This means that tiny instruments are inserted into the upper abdomen through small incisions. In this procedure, about 80 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a tube-like structure resembling a banana in shape and size.

By limiting the size of the stomach, the amount of food one can consume also gets restricted. Besides this, the procedure also causes hormonal changes, which help with weight loss as well. These hormonal changes also help treat conditions caused due to being overweight like heart diseases and high blood pressure.

Why is Sleeve Gastrectomy Done? (Symptoms)

Gastric Sleeve surgery is done to help lose excess weight along with reducing the risk of life-threatening illnesses associated with excess weight. These include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart Diseases
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Infertility

Sleeve gastrectomy is recommended for people who have already tried and failed to lose weight by changing their diet and exercise habits. This procedure is recommended to people who experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40.
  • BMI between 35 and 39.9 coupled with weight-related health issues like type 2 diabetes, severe sleep apnea, or high blood pressure.

When to See a Doctor?

You need to consult a doctor to understand whether or not you are eligible for Gastric Sleeve surgery. Besides meeting the required criteria, you also have to be willing to make changes to your lifestyle to be able to lead a healthier life. You may also require long-term follow-ups to monitor your nutrition, lifestyle, and behavior. If you are looking for a bariatric surgeon in Mumbai get in touch with us.

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Preparing for the Procedure

In the few weeks before your surgery, you will be asked to sign up for a physical activity program. You will also be required to stop the use of tobacco completely. Before the procedure, you might have certain restrictions on drinking and eating and the medications you are allowed to take. So it would be a good idea to plan for the recovery process and arrange for help that you might require after surgery.

Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric sleeve surgery will provide you with long-term weight loss results. How much weight you will lose depends on the change you make in your lifestyle. You can lose more than 60 percent of your excess weight in 2 years. Besides weight loss, the procedure may also help improve conditions that come with being overweight, such as High blood pressure, Heart diseases, High cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, Infertility, and Obstructive sleep apnea.

The bottom line

Sleeve Gastrectomy is one of the most preferred bariatric surgeries available these days. The procedure involves making your stomach smaller to ensure that you eat less. If you accompany your surgery with a steady exercise regimen and healthy diet, you will be able to lose almost 50 percent of your excess weight within 2 years. However, just like any other surgical procedure, it comes with some complications and risks. So make sure to discuss all factors with your doctor to find out if it is a good option for you. To find the best sleeve gastrectomy doctors in Bangalore, get in touch with us.  

Who is a good candidate for this surgery?

People who have tried and failed at strong attempts to improve their exercise and dietary habits and use different weight-loss medications can go for this procedure. However, they must meet minimum criteria based on the BMI and whether they are suffering from any obesity-related diseases.

What can I expect after the procedure?

After the surgery, your diet will contain a non-carbonated and sugar-free liquid for a week, then progress to pureed foods followed by regular foods about 4 weeks after surgery. You will have to take multivitamins, calcium, and B-12 supplements for at least a month. You will also have to undergo frequent lab testing, bloodwork, and medical checkups. However, you will experience rapid weight loss in the first 3-6 months. Your body may react to this rapid loss with symptoms such as body aches, dry skin, feeling cold, tiredness, hair loss, and mood changes.

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