What is the Gastric Sleeve?
The Gastric Sleeve is a surgical procedure that aims at weight loss from a stomach reduction, in people with morbid and severe obesity. With this treatment the patient will be able to see successful results thanks to its high efficacy.
This minimally invasive procedure is performed laparoscopically and lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. We will be able to reduce the stomach by about 75-80% so that the patient is satiated earlier than he/she was used to before, and therefore ingests less food.
How is Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy performed?
Before the intervention is performed, at Doctor Life Clinics we will subject the patient to various tests in order to ensure that he/she is in optimum health conditions to undergo the treatment. In the two weeks prior to surgery, it is recommended that the patient should take a liquid food intake.
Finally, our experts in bariatric surgery will make between 2 and 5 small incisions in the abdomen to introduce the laparoscopy. This will allow surgeons to control the operation at all times and achieve successful results. Next, most of the stomach is removed, which will take the shape of a vertical tube. The patient will require general anesthesia and will also have to be hospitalized, thus guaranteeing his recovery and care at all times.
The patient will be able to see how he/she is able to lose between 25 and 60 kilos during the first 6 to 12 months after the procedure.
Gastric Sleeve Results
Within the bariatric surgery treatments, the results of Gastric Sleeve are truly incredible. In addition to completely reducing the capacity of your stomach, this medical technique is the ideal solution for morbidly obese patients.
Patients who undergo this type of procedure undergo a radical change in their physique and in their own organism. From here we share some of the most striking images of Gastric Sleeve before and after treatment. This way you too will be aware that putting an end to obesity is possible.
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The patient will be able to lose between 25 and 60 kilos during the first 6 and 12 months, shedding most of his or her excess body weight. The results depend on the patient’s involvement with the nutritional follow-up provided for two years.
The results are permanent as it is a stomach reduction. To enhance these results, it is advisable to carry out a dietary re-education.
In general, patients need to spend two days in the hospital. After this you will be able to return home and take painkillers to relieve any discomfort you may have. The patient will be prescribed a diet by our obesity and nutrition unit, where he/she will gradually be able to introduce more solid foods. In addition, our nutritionist will provide a two-year follow-up to ensure the best results on a permanent basis.
If you want successful results you need to change your eating routine. This can only be achieved through dietary re-education that the nutritionists at Doctor Life Clinics will make available to you at all times.
As it is a surgery, recovery is gradual. Over time you will feel and feel better. Approximately one week after the procedure, the patient will be able to resume his normal life and start his routine again.
Who is Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy for?
The Gastric Sleeve is a treatment that is aimed at patients with a BMI over 40, i.e. those who suffer from morbid obesity. It is also recommended for those who suffer from any associated disease such as diabetes, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome or high blood pressure.
Obesity is a pathology that endangers the patient’s health and life, often causing respiratory and cardiovascular problems. Therefore, having this procedure will not only allow you to lose weight, but also to gain in quality and improvement of life.
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