Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gastric Sleeve Surgery - procedure of choice among patients and surgeons alike

Gastric Sleeve Surgery or sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy


Gastric sleeve surgery also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy has become the procedure of choice among bariatric surgeons and patients both, owing to many advantages and great results the surgery offers. 

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy works on restrictive mechanism, which means it limits the amount of food that the stomach can hold and helps you feel full very soon. The procedure entails creating a small sleeve like stomach (of the size of banana) and removing the rest of stomach.

 
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Sleeve Gastrectomy works by two mechanisms- limiting intake and reducing hunger pangs
The portion of stomach that is removed is also responsible for secreting hunger stimulation hormone Ghrelin. When that bigger part of the stomach is removed, not only you feel full very soon, but you feel less hungry.
The surgery thus has proven to be very effective in weight loss and treating obesity related problems. 

Clinical studies conducted on various patients in the United States have shown following results in the last few years.


Health Problem
(Obesity related co morbidty)

Results after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Resolved
Improved

Sleep Apnea
60%

33%
High Blood Pressure
49%

29%
High Cholestrol
43%

38%
Type 2 Diabetes
56%

37%


Not only sleeve gastrectomy helps you shed extra pounds and help you get your self esteem back, the surgery helps resolve many obesity related problems as seen in the table above. Not only these, risk of heart disease, joint pains, arthritis are also reduced after weight loss.

How is Gastric Sleeve performed?


Most bariatric surgeons prefer to perform gastric sleeve laparscopically- the minimally invasive technique to perform gastric sleeve. It involves tiny 3-4 incisions rather than a long single incision. Minimally invasive surgery results in shorter hospital stay, smaller scars, lesser pain and quick recovery.  The surgery takes about 2-4 hours and you would stay at the hospital for 2-3 days after the surgery. You would be able to return to your routine activities in about two weeks and full recovery takes about 3 weeks.  

With Lap band becoming a thing of past, owing to poor results and multiple visits required to the surgeon to tighten the band, sleeve gastrectomy is the procedure of first choice among surgeons and patients alike.

Not only it does not require multiple visits to the surgeon, the results of sleeve gastrectomy in the last few years have been noteworthy. Patients have been able to shed upto 80% of their excess weight and lead a healthy life.  There is also no problem of dumping syndrome and mal-absorption as with gastric bypass.

Cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy


The cost of sleeve gastrectomy is lesser than all other weight loss surgery procedures. The Lap band though sparingly done in few countries, is more expensive, owing to increasing cost of the band and gastric bypass costs much more than gastric sleeve. The cost of gastric sleeve surgery in India starts from $ 5500 which is a third of what costs in UK, USA and Australia and thus driving many people to India to get the obesity surgery in India.

Not only the cost of gastric sleeve surgery in India much less, the surgeons are highly trained and accomplished, hospitals are as good as in these countries.

IndiCure is the most renowned name for providing affordable weight loss surgery in India with best bariatric surgeons at affordable prices. For more information about your gastric sleeve surgery in India, write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 9818462127 or +91 9320036777 or chat with us @ skype @IndiCure.