SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY SURGERY

Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery, a weight loss procedure performed when BMI is more than 40. It is a laparoscopic surgery where multiple incisions are made in the upper part of the stomach, and 75-80% of the portion is removed from the stomach and leaving the stomach in a banana shape after the surgery. It is the most commonly performed surgery for reducing weight.

Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery procedure is performed to help you in reducing your excess weight by reducing the risk of weight-related disorders and diseases, obesity, excess weight deposition in the body, heart disease, diabetes, acid reflux, etc.

Before proceeding with Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery or weight loss procedure, your surgeon will ask you to submit the test reports like ECG, BMI, Ultrasound, blood test reports, etc.

Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is a bariatric surgical laparoscopic procedure. After inducing anaesthesia, the surgeon makes a tight sleeve by stapling the stomach vertically and expelling the more significant, bent piece of the abdomen for intake.

FAQs

General FAQs of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Yes. Your surgeon will suggest you exercise after recovery as it is mandatory to maintain the weight.
A person who is having BMI 40 and more are the eligible candidate for bariatric surgery.
  • BMI is 35 or more
  • Suffering from a severe obesity
  • Unable to lose weight through traditional methods of diet and exercise for a long time.

Number of days in India: 10
Number of days in Hospital: 2-5

  • Limiting the food intake as the new and small stomach can hold a limited amount of food only.
  • Absorption of calories and nutrients should be limited.
  • I am altering the gut hormones in a way so that the person feels fuller early and remain full for longer.
  • The procedure lasts for 1-2 hours.
  • Generally, 3-5 days of stay is required in the hospital depending upon the patient’s medical condition.
  • People with desk jobs can return to work soon.
  • There is negligible blood loss with laparoscopic procedures.
  • The incisions are tiny and almost invisible.
  • The stapled stomach leaves no mark and gets dissolve in the skin.
  • The patient is shifted to the post-operative room soon after the surgery for a few hours to monitor any abnormal signs and symptoms.
  • Soon after the surgery, the patient is given medications for pain relief and antibiotics to prevent infection.
  • A catheter is placed into the stomach through the nose to drain fluids from the intestine for the first 1 or 2 days.
  • Also, there will be a catheter in the bladder to remove urine.
  • Ambulation is encouraged soon after the surgery.
  • The patient is not allowed to eat for the first 1 or 2 days to enable the healing of the stomach and intestine.
  • After three days, a specific diet will be given to you for 12 weeks that start with liquids and then pureed or soft foods are slowly given to the patient.
  • The patient wears special stockings on legs to prevent the formation of blood clots.
  • Gastroesophageal
  • Reflux Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Gastric sleeve surgery can provide long-term aid in weight loss if the patient follows dietary and lifestyle advises given by the surgeon.
  • Average weight loss has been reported to be between 40 to 60%, but this depends upon how much the patient follows the surgeon’s advice and makes significant changes in his eating habits and lifestyle.
It takes near about 2-3 weeks for you to recover from the gastric sleeve surgery.
The estimated Gastric Sleeve cost is $4000.

The gastric sleeve cost depends on several factors like:

  • BMI check
  • Different tests
  • Type of weight loss
  • surgery
  • Hospital charges
  • Treatment hospital
  • Follow-up procedures

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