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Also known as sleeve gastrectomy, it is a bariatric surgical procedure that can help you lose weight and improve your health if you suffer from obesity.

The goal of this surgery is to reduce the stomach’s capacity by removing up to 85% of it, creating a narrow, sleeve-shaped space. This procedure limits the amount of food a person can eat, resulting in significant weight loss for the patient.

These are the benefits of Gastric Sleeve:

  • Improves or completely cures diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and obesity-related diseases.
  • Significant weight loss up to 70% of excess weight in the first six months.
  • Minimally invasive surgery with proven results.
  • Greater control over hunger and appetite.
  • Improvement in the physical and mental health of the patient.
  • Increased life expectancy.

The surgery has clear advantages:

  • You can eat all kinds of food, but only in small quantities.
  • Lower risk of intestinal obstruction, anemia, osteoporosis, and protein and vitamin deficiencies.
  • Fast recovery.
  • No foreign bodies that can cause obstruction, slippage, or erosion.
  • Preserve mineral absorption (calcium and iron).
  • It does not affect nutrient absorption
  • Lower risk of hypoglycemia and dumping syndrome.
  • Minimal scarring.

Are you a candidate for Gastric Sleeve?

  • If your body mass index (BMI) is above 40 or a BMI above 35 with obesity-related comorbidities
  • If you have unsuccessfully tried to lose weight through diet and exercise.
  • If you understand the risks and commit to a lifestyle change after surgery.

It is a simple and quick surgery:

  1. Initial evaluation by a bariatric physician.
  2. Nutritional and psychological assessment.
  3. Patient admission to the hospital.
  4. Blood tests and general analysis of the clinical situation.
  5. General anesthesia is needed.
  6. Three small incisions are made in the abdomen (laparoscopy).
  7. By using small video cameras and advanced surgical instruments, a portion of the stomach is removed.
  8. The equipment and the excised part are removed.
  9. Sutures are applied to the tiny incisions.
  10. The patient moves to recovery and then to a monitoring floor.

You should consider the following before having a Gastric Sleeve surgery:

  • You are committing to a lifestyle change.
  • The need for long-term medical and nutritional follow-up.
  • The importance of following medical recommendations.
  • Gastric Sleeve is an irreversible surgery.
  • The patient must be aware of the importance of supplementing with vitamins and B12 for the rest of their life.

Although minimal and very rare, like any surgery there are risks and complications that you should be aware of

While Gastric Sleeve surgery is generally safe, there are possible complications, including infection, bleeding, suture leaks, intestinal obstruction, and long-term nutritional issues.

When considering a surgery like this, make sure that the professionals have the right surgical equipment, experience, facilities, and staff to handle any complication if needed.


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