- 08 May 2018
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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: An Overview
We live in a digital age. What you do everyday has become a routine. Wake up, freshen up, go to work, come back, eat and then sleep. It is almost the same for every day in the week. So in this monotonous lifestyle, for most people, taking care of health takes the back seat in life. Sadly, the stress and pressure your body goes through on a daily basis, plus the kind of food you give it, is a call for destruction in the form of morbid obesity. Usually, you eat whatever you can get your hands on. It is difficult to keep a check on the food you eat every time in the day, because there is no time and also you have taken your health for granted.
In the recent past, a percentage of people have been taking their health seriously, exercising, eating right and eventually becoming an influence to other people through social media and other mediums of the internet. But how much can they do?
This is where medicine comes in. For people whose BMI(Body Mass Index) is higher than 40, they are morbid obese. With the advancement in medicine, diet and exercise is not the only way to reduce weight.
Bariatric Surgery is a set of various procedures which assist weight loss surgically. Now under Bariatric Surgery, there are quite a few procedures involved. But one of them stands out, the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure.
What is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?
The aim of this surgery is to restrict food intake. So, the surgeons remove the outer margin of the stomach. What is left you might ask? Do not worry, what remains is your stomach which will be in the shape of a sleeve post the surgery. The most important part of the stomach is the pylorus, which is responsible for emptying the food from your stomach to the intestine. This procedure is a purely restrictive one. So it is not difficult to understand, what is achieved with this procedure right?
If a portion of your stomach is surgically removed, the rest of your stomach can only take a reduced amount of food, helping you lose weight. Now surgeries like this have their advantages and their disadvantages as well.
Advantages of the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
– Weight loss is faster
– No deficiency in nutrients
– The time taken to get discharged is hardly 2 days
– No devices implanted.
– This surgery has a lower risk when compared to gastric bypass However, every surgery has its risks and disadvantages, the same goes for Sleeve gastrectomy as well.
The disadvantages are:
– The rare but dreaded complication of sleeve gastrectomy is leak, but in center like ours we are well equipped to deal with it.
– This surgery is irreversible. Once done, you have to live with a portion of your stomach, for the rest of your life(It will not harm your body in any way.)
Even though there are certain disadvantages, the procedure of Sleeve Gastrectomy has proven to be highly effective in people who are obese.
Obesity is a disease, so even if you are at a moderate risk it is always better to seek help from a doctor and a nutritionist to get a few lifestyle changes to get your body back on track. Eat healthy and exercise. But if that doesn’t happen, Sunshine Hospitals and our expert gastroenterologists will help you get better.
About The Doctor:
Dr. Venugopal Pareek is one of the best Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon in the city having done more than 9000 surgeries in 12 years. Trained in the esteemed Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Surgical Oncology, Dr. Pareek has the expertise in Bariatric Surgery. He has attended several conferences and published articles on medicine as well in various national and international journals.
About Sunshine Hospitals:
A Multi Super Speciality Institution, 500 bedded Sunshine Hospitals (Paradise Circle, Secunderabad) is promoted by globally reputed Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr. AV Gurava Reddy (Orthopedic Doctor) and like-minded associates who share the objective of making world-standard healthcare available, affordable and accessible to the common man. Sunshine has now become one of the best hospitals for many treatments including Orthopedic, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Trauma Neurology and Bariatric Surgery in Hyderabad.