Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery : Obese Patients

Obesity Overview

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Today, obesity ranks as a significant health challenge and as per many studies it is the major cause of preventable mortality. Researchers have highlighted the importance of sleeve gastrectomy surgery as a procedure with low complications and risks. Also called as a gastric sleeve surgery, it is performed on extremely obese patients with a BMI of 40 or more and the risk of performing other weight loss surgeries such as a duodenal switch procedure or a gastric bypass is too large.

A sleeve gastrectomy surgery is a suitable operation with minimum risks and some surgeons prefer it over the gastric banding operation since it eliminates the need to insert a foreign body.

Worldwide Statistics of Obesity

In the year 2014, over 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight. Of these more than 600 million adults were obese. About 39 percent of adults were aged 18 years among them more than 38 percent men and 40 percent women were overweight. The worldwide statistics of obesity were double between the year 1980 and 204.

How Effective Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss?

Sleeve gastrectomy for weight loss is called as a restrictive procedure as it will restrict the amount of food which can be hold by the stomach. During the sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon will remove the left side of the stomach and leave a tube or a sleeve which is shaped sort of like a banana in its place. Since this surgery is performed by the surgeon using the laparoscope, therefore it is considered as a minimally invasive procedure.

Patients with higher BMIs over 55 have a higher risk of complications for the bariatric surgery therefore your surgeon will initially recommend performing a sleeve gastrectomy since it is very effective for weight loss. Later, the surgeon may perform a bypass surgery to assist you with losing the remaining weight. Since you will lose weight with sleeve gastrectomy, there will be less risk for you in respect to the bypass surgery. If you are highly motivated patient then you can achieve the adequate weight loss with the sleeve gastrectomy and need not require to undergo the bypass surgery.

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Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy

  1. Health Conditions ResolvedA hormone called as a Ghrelin will stimulate the feeling of hungry since it will be removed during the sleeve gastrectomy surgery. This will reduce the volume of the stomach therefore make you feel full faster. It will also help  to reduce the risk to develop co-morbidity such as liver disease, heart disease, stroke or one or more of the obesity related conditions which will improve dramatically or disappear altogether. This is particularly in case of the type 2 diabetes.
  2. Shorter Hospital Stay and Faster Recovery : With sleeve gastrectomy, patient will spend less operative as well as post-operative time in the hospital, therefore the hospital stay will be shorter. Also since the sleeve gastrectomy surgery do not implant any foreign bodies such as in band surgeries, therefor the recovery will be faster. Your doctor will prescribe some changes in the diet, vitamin supplements and medications post procedure.
  3. Shorter Hospital Stay and Faster Recovery : With sleeve gastrectomy, patient will spend less operative as well as post-operative time in the hospital, therefore the hospital stay will be shorter. Also since the sleeve gastrectomy surgery do not implant any foreign bodies such as in band surgeries, therefor the recovery will be faster. Your doctor will prescribe some changes in the diet, vitamin supplements and medications post procedure.
  4. Better and Quality of LifeThe sleeve gastrectomy surgery will provide other benefits such as a greater sense of self-worth, more positive outlook on life in general, improved confidence levels, better and quality of life. If you are suffering from anxiety or depression then it will improve the overall sense of well being.

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Cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery in India

The cost sleeve gastrectomy surgery in India is within the budget of people from all strata of the society. Many global patients seek their sleeve gastrectomy surgery in India, since the cost is less when compared to that offered in the most developed countries such as the UK, US, etc. In India, we have world class hospitals and the best obesity surgeons who have been trained and have experience from the best medical schools from across the globe to offer the highest quality sleeve gastrectomy surgery in India at low cost. The cost of sleeve gastrectomy in the USA is #23,000 while it is only $6,580 in India. Send in your inquiry to Forerunners Healthcare Consultants to book an appointment for sleeve gastrectomy surgery in India.

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