Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy
The objective of the surgery is to reduce weight by removing a hormone which makes you feel hungry thereby restricting food intake. The hormone is present in the outer margin of the stomach which is removed through a laparoscopic procedure and accentuates weight loss process.
The doctor makes 5-6 inches of an incision to insert a laparoscope through which about 75% of the stomach is removed. Only a narrow gastric ‘tube’ or sleeve is left which helps in reducing the food intake. The surgery takes a couple of hours before a doctor staples the incision. There are two stages of the operation which are conducted at an interval of 12 to 18 months.
How fast can a patient lose excess weight?
There is no specific timeline for weight loss. The surgery will reduce the food intake which helps a patient in consuming fewer calories. However, patient should also follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen as directed by your doctor. Your doctor will advise for this surgery in case of chronic obesity. Weight loss would be a long road but not unachievable.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy:
At BLK, we have advanced technology to conduct all kind of surgery. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has helped many patients in reducing 40-70% of weight. Patients at BLK have also experienced significant improvement in health issues like heart problems, diabetes and others.
Are there any risk?
Risks are always there but, we at BLK, take all the preventive measures. The risk with laparoscopic surgery may involve bleeding, infection or injury.