Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

Is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach, although there could be some dilatation of the stomach later on in life. The procedure is generally performed laparoscopically and is irreversible. The procedure involves a longitudinal resection of the stomach starting from the antrum at the point 5–6 cm from the pylorus and finishing at the fundus close to the cardia. The remaining gastric sleeve is calibrated with a bougie. Most surgeons prefer to use a bougie between 36 and 40 Fr with the procedure and the ideal approximate remaining size of the stomach after the procedure is about 150 mL.


Candidates for the Sleeve Gastrectomy are

Those morbidly obese needing to lose almost half their weight. Those whose morbid obesity causes a danger to their lives and surgery is a main step to treat those with a mass who will also need to follow a nutritional diet after the surgery to attain satisfactory results.

Post-Sleeve Gastrectomy

You will need rest after the surgery, and your doctor will tell you the list of foods and meals you ought to consume during the first month after the surgery to avoid any dangerous complications post-surgery.

Advice Post-Surgery to lead an active life Style

Maintain a walking routine of 30 minutes or more per day. Avoid using the elevator and use the stairs instead. If you need to go somewhere close, walking or bike riding is advised. Follow a balanced physical diet. Physical exercise maintains the efficacy of the sleeve gastrectomy.

The Benefits of the Sleeve Gastrectomy

The patient’s condition improves and the health related hazard disappears as follows: – high blood pressure – sleep apnea – asthma – diabetes – high cholesterol – Urinary incontinence – Skin inflammations – Joint pain – Lower back pain – metabolic syndrome

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