Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy
During this proceudre, the surgeon removes the outer margin of the stomach in order to restrict the intake of food. The part of the stomach which produces a hormone that makes a patient feel hungry is removed during the procedure. This surgery fastens the weight loss procedure in patients suffering from obesity.
The doctor makes 5-6 inches of incision in the stomach to insert a laparoscope through which about 75% of 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 will be the weight loss procedure after the surgery?
The objective of the surgery is to reduce food intake resulting in less consumption of calories. The small sleeve stomach will make a patient feel fuller in less amount of food.
Why should I go under the knife for losing weight?
A BMI of over 60 is a risk to a person’s health. In case of chronic obesity, the doctor may advise a patient to go under the knife for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gatrectomy.
BenefitsThe excess body weight is reduced by 40% to 70%. The surgery has significantly helped patients in dealing with health issues liked:
- Heart problems
- Sleep apnea
- High-risk cholesterol levels