One of the most popular, low maintenance, straight forward bariatric procedure with excellent weight loss.
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a purely restrictive type of surgery. It has become one of the most commonly performed surgery because of substantial weight loss, no requirement of supplements and minimal follow-up. It is in fact, set and forget type of surgery
How it works:
The entire surgery is performed laparoscopically with the help of 4- 5 small incisions. About 85% of the stomach is removed with the help of staplers. It significantly reduces the capacity of stomach from 1.5 liter to 150 ml. The unwanted portion of stomach is removed from the body.
The fundus of stomach which is removed is responsible for the production of hormone “Ghrelin”. It is also known as hunger hormone as it continuously stimulates the brain to eat more food. After surgery, you can be confident that your hunger levels are going to be significantly down. Patients who undergo this form of weight loss surgery get fuller faster, feel fuller longer because of reduced appetite.
Advantages of gastric sleeve surgery:
Successful gastric sleeve surgery often has an enormous impact on patients' quality of life. Potential benefits include:
- Rapid weight loss: gastric sleeve surgery produces excellent weight loss and patient
- Reduced appetite: Because of profound hormonal changes, especially reduced levels of ghrelin, there is significantly reduced appetite and cravings for sweets.
- Reduced incidence of complications: This procedure is associated with less complications when compared to other bariatric procedures. Since there is no rerouting of intestines and intestines remain untouched, the chances of technical complications are quite low.
- Minimal follow-up, no supplements: Gastric sleeve surgery is a set and forget type of surgery. Patients do not require stringent follow-ups as in other bariatric procedures. Since there is re-routing of the intestines or any malabsorption, patients do not require any nutritional supplements.
Results of gastric sleeve surgery
The patients lose about 60%-70% of the excess body weight following weight loss surgery. One can achieve more weight loss by following a strict diet plan and regular exercise.Gastric sleeve surgery can cure diabetes in 80% of the patients. In rest 20% of the patients, the requirement of medicines is greatly reduced. The duration of diabetes is one of the most important factor in deciding the results. if the duration of diabetes is less than 5 years, the chances of cure are very high.Because of significant weight loss, patients will find tremendous relief from back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and foot pain allowing them to walk and exercise more. After weight loss, patients also benefit from menstrual irregularity, sleep apnea, snoring and depression.
Single Port Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Single port bariatric surgery is an advanced, minimal access technique to ease post-operative discomfort and reduce complications in bariatric surgery.In traditional or conventional laparoscopic bariatric surgery, a surgeon creates 4-5 tiny incisions whereas in this technique, the entire surgery remains the same but carried out through a single, small incision made into the umbilicus.As a result, the scar in invisible making it a virtually scar free surgery. Along with amazing aesthetic results, rate of complications and infections are reduced and recovery becomes much faster.We offer this technique in selected group of patients. The patients with very high BMI, cirrhotic liver, multiple abdominal surgeries are usually advised to undergo conventional laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.Although sleeve gastrectomy is an excellent bariatric procedure, the long-term success or long-lasting results depend on the patient’s commitment of maintaining healthy eating habits, mindful eating and leading an active healthy lifestyle.To help you achieve long lasting results, our team ensures continuous care and monitoring of our patients. Our team of bariatric nutritionists stay in touch during your weight loss journey and ensure that you develop positive, permanent changes in your dietary habits and life style.Our support group meetings keep you motivated and helps in addressing all your concerns from time to time.
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