- 18 April 2019
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Sleeve Gastrectomy: Metabolic Surgical Procedure of Choice?
Are you tired of different diets and exercise for years and still have a lot of weight to lose? Consider gastric sleeve surgery, the trending surgical procedure for weight loss.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Typically, this procedure is performed laparoscopically. During this surgical procedure, small instruments are inserted through multiple small incisions in the upper abdomen, and nearly 80% of the stomach is removed and the remaining portions are joined together to form a tube-shaped stomach which looks nearly the size and shape of a banana.
The procedure limits the size of your stomach and also limits the quantity of food you consume daily. In addition to that, the procedure involves in the removal of the part of your stomach that makes a hormone which boosts your appetite.
These hormonal changes also help in relieving the conditions associated with overweight, like high BP or heart disease.
Why Sleeve Gastrectomy Is Done?
Usually, Sleeve gastrectomy is performed to help you to lose your excess weight which simultaneously reduces the riskof getting life-threatening health problems related to overweight, including:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- High blood pressure & Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
Sleeve gastrectomy is mostly done only after trying many weight loss techniques by monitoring your diet and exercise habits.
Post surgery you must make some permanent changes to lead a healthier lifestyle. You need to follow some long-term plans which include monitoring your nutritional diet, your lifestyle and behaviour, and other medical conditions.
Complications Of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Though sleeve gastrectomy is one of the best choices for reduction, In some cases the procedure may show some minor side effects. It may include the short term as well as long term effects also. They can be controlled with timely medications.
- Excessive bleeding & blood clots
- Unusual reactions to anaesthesia
- Breathing problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Hypoglycemia – Low blood sugar
- Malnutrition and vomitings
In very situations, complications associated with sleeve gastrectomy might be fatal.
Diet After Sleeve Gastrectomy
After the procedure, you need to maintain diet a plan as instructed by doctors, which includes sugar-free, noncarbonated liquids for a week, and for the next three weeks, a special diet which includes only pureed foods, and finally, you can have regular diet after four weeks of the surgery.
Eventually, for people who have deficiencies pre-operatively, you need to take calcium supplements once a day, multivitamin medication twice a day, and B-12 vitamin injection once a month for life. You need to attend for frequent medical checkups to monitor the health condition for the first several months after sleeve gastrectomy(weight-loss surgery).
You may also experience some common unusual changes in your body due to rapid weight loss for three to six months after the surgery which includes
- Body pains
- Feeling cold
- Dry skin
- Hair loss
- Tired feeling
- Mood changes
Generally, people lose nearly 60%-80% of their overweight in just 12 to 18 months. However, some may lose more and others less and of course, exercising and right food habits also helps to your weight loss. We, at sunshine hospitals, have experts to monitor your weight loss program. Is your overweight or obese body troublesome, take an appointment and consult our doctors right away for the best weight reduction solutions.
About the Doctor:
Dr Venugopal Pareek – Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Venugopal Pareek is one of the best Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon in the city has 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 and Neurology.