Gastric sleeve surgery – benefits and potential problems

Stomach Sleeving is a form of weight loss surgery, which is gaining momentum. The full name of the procedure is vertical sleeve Gastrectomy, but it is generally known by the more generic term “gastric sleeve” or “sleeve Gastrectomy”. They all describe the same procedure.

Supporters of the procedure offer several advantages over other types of laparoscopic weight loss surgery. They will tell you that, as opposed to “lap band surgery, gastric Sleeving no implant a foreign objects in your body, which also means that there is no need for subsequent adjustment or fill operation.” This means less subsequent visits to the doctor and therefore more personal comfort and much faster to a normal life again.

But it is all it is turned out to be?

First, let us understand exactly what’s going and then discuss the impact. The procedure involves two things. The first is a significant reduction in the size of the stomach, while the second includes reduction of hormones, the a desire to create food. The small intestine is unchanged, digestion and absorption of nutrients is unimpeded. Belly has usually about a 1 litre capacity, however, this operation can reduce to about 100 ml.

The effects could significantly on your eating habits. For example, if you once drunk, might buy you much smaller, from a cup of normal size because you may not be in able to drink a whole Cup. Their meal sizes may also diminish, almost a tenth, what you to the had been used. Only a very small part of a plate could make it out.
This may seem attractive at first, but it could also mean, you may not physically consume enough food to normal food and therefore need to take nutritional supplements for the rest of your life.

Complications that may arise from the gastric sleeve procedure are internal leaks after surgery. This allows blood poisoning, which could be dangerous, if not life-threatening.

The other important thing to remember, is that the process is not reversible. Once it’s done, have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life.

Gastric sleeve resection as a stand-alone weight loss surgery is a new approach and still considered experimental by many bariatric surgeons and insurance. It is treated by some insurance companies, but not by others. Insurance cover usually no procedure which they consider experimental.

It is often followed by a gastric bypass or duodenal switch, after the patient has lost a significant amount of weight. Called “gradual” approach to weight loss surgery, which makes the second procedure was less risky than it would be the first and only procedures have been.

Doctors point out that no obesity surgery is a panacea. It is simply a tool, to help patients cut portions and calories. The smaller stomach can expand again, and weight loss can be recovered.In this case, the sleeve can be revised, but this requires another operation. This is very rare, and the reality is that your “new” reduced stomach a lifelong will be blessing or curse.