What is the Gastric Sleeve?
Gastric sleeve is a simple surgical procedure in the stomach, aimed at losing excess weight and eliminating obesity. Also reduce the risk of obesity, which includes serious diseases that may threaten your life, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, esophageal reflux, diabetes and stroke.
Gastric Sleeve Procedures:
Gastric sleeve is performed by laproscopy by inserting small surgical instruments through multiple small incisions in the abdomen. The surgeon then cuts a large part of the stomach, which is about 80% of the stomach. Then the stomach is in the form of a small tube which helps the patient to reduce the amount of eating significantly and then can lose excess weight and get rid of obesity.
Why do some people go to Gastric Sleeve?
Gastric sleeve surgery is the last option for all those who suffer from obesity and overweight after many attempts to diet and exercise to get rid of weight ended in failure. They may also not be able to exercise normally because of excess weight's effect on joints, bone pain as well as the muscle weakness from significant fat accumulation around them.
It can lead to serious obesity problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke. They ask for bariatric surgery to facilitate the steps of weight loss then doing exercise and following a healthy diet with ease without any suffer or effort.
Gastric Sleeve conditions:
Gastric sleeve is a very simple and easy surgery but like any surgery has conditions should follow to avoid any problems, also to ensure the success of the surgery for the best results.
Among these conditions, an obese person should be between 18 and 65 years of age, also with BMI of more than 35. Knowing that surgery is one of the steps to get rid of excess weight, which must be followed by committment for the agreed diet with exercises even if it is simple to make it part of the daily routine before surgery to get used to it as it is necessary after the operation to ensure the success of the surgery.
Preparations before Gastric Sleeve:
Acceptance of the surgical step to gastric sleeve is preceded by steps of preparation to get the best results and avoid failure in any way. It begins with the choice of the right surgeon who has the right skill and long experience in such operations. Despite of the ease of bariatric surgery, it requires accuracy and skill to avoid any human errors that may threaten the patient's life - such as dr. Wael Shaalan, who has the precision and excellence.
Then talk to your doctor about the general state of health and make sure that taking the step of Gastric sleeve surgery is the best choice. The doctor then examines the patient, checks all the data with the whole health history - including any diseases or injuries from a young age - to check for allergies and know the list of medications and vitamins that the patient is currently taking.
If you take anti-coagulants, your doctor will ask to stop them in advance of the operation to avoid any bleeding during surgery. Also, if you smoke any tobacco products, it should be discontinued up to 3 months before surgery as well as the level of nicotine in the blood is confirmed before the operation. It is agreed that a healthy diet after surgery and a daily routine to make the operation succeed with the best results as soon as possible.
Preparing for gastric sleeve surgery requires attention to health, exercise and psychological preparation to change your daily routine in terms of a healthy diet and simple daily exercise to avoid feeling depressed when major changes occur for the body and the new regimen in eating and daily movement. Therefore, you should be prepared to practice the health day system before the operation gradually to prepare the soul and body as well.
Life after Gastric Sleeve:
All of the above in the article aims to qualify for a new, healthy life after the gastric sleeve operation and here we will talk about life after surgery.
Initially immediately after surgery, of course, the patient will feel pain from the effect of surgery, but the role of the pain killers prescribed by the doctor comes during the first week of pain relief. Your doctor may ask you to avoid any strenuous physical exertion in the first week to avoid any negative impact on the wound resulting from surgery to heal quickly without any complications and facilitate a return to normal life within few time as possible.
You will notice the obvious difference by feeling full and filling the stomach quickly after eating very small amounts. The doctor will also explain to the patient a list of food allowed in the first month to facilitate the process of stomach healing, which may contain soft and simple foods that are tolerated by the stomach. The doctor also assures the patient not to eat any food over the stomach capacity to avoid any feeling of nausea and vomiting, and also to avoid the gradual return of the stomach to its basic size and thus the failure of the sleeve process. Within the first few months, you will notice that you are losing a lot of excess weight and will gradually increase their ability to exercise more strongly and also to live healthier and differently than before the operation.
Types and cost of gastric sleeve:
Gastric sleeve is one of the bariatric surgeries and also gastric sleeve is done with different techniques, which means it has types that includes:
*Normal Gastric Sleeve: The stomach is cut in a way known as Laproscopy through small openings in the abdomen.
*Banded Gastric Sleeve: A normal gastric sleeve using a silicone ring that prevents any stretching of stomach size from eating.
*Bikini Gastric Sleeve: It is a normal gastric sleeve through small openings in the bikini area to hide the wounds of the operation.
*Mini-Gastric Sleeve: it is a normal gastric sleeve, but using very precise tools. Therefore the wounds of this surgery are not seen with the naked eye.
Therefore, the cost of Gastric Sleeve varies according to the type; depending on the cost of the tools used in each technology.