Gastric Sleeve Surgery
The gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy surgery reducing the size of the stomach to a banana shape tube. 80 percent of the stomach is removed. It is a key hole surgery (laparascopic surgery). So healing would be faster than regular surgeries.
The procedure also derogate appetite stimulating hormones such as ghrelin produced by the stomach. Except this effect, the stomach assimilates calories and nutrients in a pretty much regular way.
Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Subsidence or dissapearance of diabetes-related symptoms,
Recuperation of high blood pressure,
Reduction of other symptoms of metabolic syndrome,
Improved respiratory function,
Advencement of orthopedic problems,
Longer life expectancy.
How do I get ready for sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Our healthcare team will need to make sure that gastric sleeve operation is a good option for you. Weight-loss surgery isn’t advised for people who abuse medications or alcoholic beverages, or who are not able to commit to a lifelong change in nutritiotions and exercise habits.
Before having surgery, you will not need to enroll in a bariatric surgery education program. Our medical team will help you get ready for surgery, and life after the surgery. You’ll have nutritional counseling and you’ll also need physical exams and tests before the operation. You will need blood tests to check your general health condition. Finally, you will have an endoscopy analysis that shows your stomach status before the gastric sleeve surgery.
It's not necessary to lose some weight before surgery. However, It would help to lose weight for post-operation process. You’ll need to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other blood-thinner medicines in a week before your surgery. You shouldn’t consume food or drinks after midnight before surgery.
What happens during gastric sleeve surgery?
You will have general anesthesia for your operation. This will cause you to sleep and not feel anything through the surgery. Your surgeon will approach laparoscopically. Surgeon will make 4-5 small incisions in your upper abdomen. The surgeon will then insert a laparoscope and put surgery tools into these cuts.
The anesthesia specialist will then pass a small tube through your mouth down into the stomach. The surgeon will then use a laparoscopic titanium stapler to divide the stomach, leaving a narrowed vertical sleeve. The part of the stomach that was removed is then taken out of the abdomen through an incision. Your surgeon may then test for any leaks in the sleeve using a dye study or an upper endoscopy.
What happens after gastric sleeve surgery?
You’ll likely go home the day after surgery. You will be on a liquid diet for the first week or two. Your surgery team will give you a schedule of types of meals over the next weeks. You’ll go from liquids to pureed foods, then soft foods, and then to regular food. Each meal needs to be very small. You should make sure to eat slowly and chew each bite well. Don’t move too quickly to regular food. This can cause pain and vomiting. Work with your healthcare team to figure out what’s best for you to eat. After your stomach heals, you will need to change your eating habits. You’ll need to eat small meals for your small stomach.
People who have weight-loss surgery may have trouble getting enough vitamins and minerals. This is because they take in less food, and may absorb fewer nutrients. You may need to take a daily multivitamin, plus a calcium-vitamin D supplement. You may need other nutrients, such as vitamin B-12 or iron. Your medical team will give you instructions.
You’ll need to have regular blood tests every few months in the year after surgery. This is to make sure you don’t have low blood iron (anemia), high blood glucose, or low calcium or vitamin D levels. If you have heartburn, you may need to medicine to reduce stomach acid.
After losing weight, it’s possible to regain some of the weight that you lose. To prevent this, make sure to consume healthy nutritions and get regular exercise. The sleeve may widen (dilate) over time. This will let you eat more. But keep in mind that if you eat more than you need, you can regain weight. Thats why we provide online support to our weight loss surgery patients. So our nutritionists will be assisting you about your diet when you need.