Sleeve Gastrectomy - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment

Sleeve Gastrectomy Details

Sleeve gastrectomy is surgery which is targeted towards reduction in weight of an individual who is obese, and has lost the ability to complete his day to day life activities. Excessive weight is a major problem and it leads to extra pressure on your heart, kidneys and other vital body organs. It limits your work potential and leaves you dependent on others. Sleeve gastrectomy helps you in reducing your body weight with the help of surgery that alters your digestive tract and manipulates the process of digestion. This procedure has shown great results with some minor complications in some individuals.

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Before Sleeve Gastrectomy

It is very important for the body to prepare for the surgery. Your doctor will assess your body condition and upon the diagnosis will suggest you to follow a routine before the surgery. This might include change in eating habits, reaching a target weight, exercise, avoiding certain medications etc. This will facilitate the surgeon to carry out the procedure on you and you will get the maximum benefit from the surgery.

How it is performed

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed on the individuals suffering from obesity. The procedure is targeted for helping individuals lose weight a bit faster than the usual process of exercise and dieting. In the procedure an incision is made to enter the abdominal cavity for gaining access to the stomach. After gaining access to the stomach your surgeon will start trimming your stomach in a prescribed way to reduce its size. After the stomach has been trimmed, the organ is closed with the help of sutures or medical staples and the incision is closed. This will reduce your eating capacity and in the absence of lot of food your body will start metabolizing stored fats and carbohydrates to provide you with energy. This results in faster weight loss and thus you are able to live a more normal life.

Recovery

Sleeve gastrectomy is no miracle and takes time to show its results. The best results are shown in the patients who have a will to recover and lose weight. You should keep your monthly targets for losing weight and it is always good to follow a strict diet plan. The only problem that a person might face is with excessive skin; your doctor might advise you to undergo skin reduction surgery after you have successfully lost the target weight. Skin reduction surgery will also assist in shedding several pounds quickly.

Potential Risks

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgery that needs some time to heal and you will be kept in ICU for observation as well. After you show good signs of recovery you will be shifted to your chosen room category. The major issue that doctors have in performing the surgery is the weight of patient. They have to set a target weight for the patient as it leads to reduce the risks during surgery. Some patients might suffer from irregular breathing or maybe small cardiac problems like Blood pressure etc. Death rate is generally very less.

Cost for Sleeve Gastrectomy

US from $20,000
UK from $21,000
India from $4,500

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