Everything One Should Know About Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Obesity, which may lead to various crucial diseases, is one of the major concerns worldwide. Exercise, diet, and other weight loss programs may not work equally for everyone and one may not lose the intended way. As a solution to this, many weight loss surgeries, commonly called bariatric surgeries, have evolved over the time. And Dubai has become a popular destination in the world where patients looking for all kinds of bariatric surgery land to lose their excess weight and lead a quality life. One can find the best bariatric surgeons in Dubai and get an excellent treatment by spending a lesser amount.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Among all types of bariatric procedures, gastric sleeve surgery is being considered by many obese people. Many physicians also recommend this type of surgery to people who might be facing problems like diabetes, cardiac ailments, hypertension etc. due to weight gain. It is a straightforward procedure that like other weight loss procedures needs regular followups .

Of course, you will need to go under the procedure by one of the  of the best bariatric surgeon to get efficient weight loss results. In this article, we shall be discussing all gastric sleeve surgery in Dubai and the risks and benefits that this procedure involves.

In this treatment option, your surgeon would remove  a portion of your stomach  to form a new banana sized stomach. Thus, your stomach will become small and you will feel full sooner than you did before. Since your portion size  will lessen, you will consume less food, which in turn will help you lose a significant amount of weight. The surgery also removes the appetite-boosting hormone from your body and thus will also curb on your hunger, also your own hormones becomes more active & manages your blood sugar levels better which if diabetic is very beneficial to you even to the extent of reversal of your diabetes type 2.

How is it different from gastric bypass?

In gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon will reduce the size of the stomach by stapling some of the portions of the stomach and bypassing a good portion of the intestine too. Therefore, you consume a less amount of food& also malabsorption is resulted.. But in a gastric sleeve surgery, only stomach is resized but intestine is same (not bypassed) so no malabsorption.

Generally, your surgeon would recommend the bariatric (weight loss|)surgery procedure  once he examines you.

What happens during the procedure?

The surgery will take about an hour. The surgeon will make small incisions on your belly  to insert a laparoscope, by which, a tiny camera sends pictures to a monitor. He would then eliminateabout  ¾th of your stomach by inserting other medical instruments through the additional cuts.

After the procedure, you would have to stay in the hospital for at least 24 to 48 hours. The gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss treatment is permanent and cannot be reversed once done.

Change your eating habits

Right after the surgery, you will only be asked to take pure liquids. After 1-2 weeks of liquid diet, you can eat pureed foods and protein shakes for a period of about 3-4 weeks, before starting to eat solid food. When you shift to a solid food diet, make sure to thoroughly chew it before swallowing and don’t drink any liquid while eating. Take any liquid half an hour after you eat.

Avoid snacks and high-calorie food items.

Good surgical team always have expert nutritionist to guide you.

You can resume with your regular diet after 1 to 2 months. But always keep in mind that your quantity of food intake will be minimized. Also, make sure that you take your vitamin and other supplements as recommended.

Risks involved

The gastric sleeve surgerycan cause infection, leak  and bleeding, and you may also have to suffer nausea, vomiting constipation after the surgery. However, these generally last for 2 weeks. Nutritional problems can also occur, which can be avoided by regular supplementations  as per advice of your doctor.

Potential advantages

When performed by the best bariatric surgeon, a gastric sleeve surgery offers various advantages as given below:

  • Ghrelin or the hormone that induces the feeling of hunger is minimized when a portion of your stomach is removed. Therefore, you feel hungry less often.
  • It takes less time to be performed as it does not involve re-routing of intestines .
  • You can see a considerable weight loss after 10- 12 months of the surgery and experience improvement in the obesity-related disorders that you had like DIABETES TYPE 2, SLEEP APNOEA, HYPERTNESION , JOINT PAINS , PCOS ETC ETC.

It makes you healthier & fit.

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