gastric sleeve/ sleeve gastrectomy





quick facts

Procedure Type

Surgical

Anesthesia

General Anesthesia

Duration

2 hours

Recovery Period

5-7 days




about

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a bariatric or weight loss surgery. It is a restrictive bariatric surgery, meaning that it focuses on reducing the size of the stomach, unlike some other surgeries that also bypass part of the small intestine or use artificial devices to induce weight loss. Options include Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG).




Sleeve Gastrectomy reduces the volume of the stomach. The primary advantage of reducing the volume of the stomach whilst retaining the small intestine is that the digestive system functions normally, meaning that most food types can be consumed without difficulty, albeit in small amounts. Other advantages of retaining the small intestine are that ‘Dumping System’ will not occur, and the chances of developing an intestinal obstruction or blockage, anemia, osteoporosis, protein deficiency and vitamin deficiency are almost eliminated.



THE PROCEDURE

Most gastric sleeve surgeries are performed by laparoscopy under general anesthesia, with an average of five small incisions being made to ensure minimal scarring and a quick recovery time.

The sleeve gastrectomy procedure takes around one hour to one and a half hours to perform. Once the patient has been anesthetized, the surgeon proceeds to remove approximately two thirds of the existing stomach before reshaping it to look like a pouch connected to a tube or ‘sleeve’. By making the stomach so much smaller, the patient will experience quicker satiety, or a sense of fullness, and a decreased appetite. Only a small amount of food may be consumed in one sitting but without the nutrient loss that may be experienced in other procedures where the small intestine is removed. After the gastric sleeve surgery, most patients need to stay in hospital for one to two nights prior to being discharged.



Who is a good candidate for sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
The gastric sleeve procedure is suitable for overweight and obese people with a body mass index (BMI) of 55 or above, and for patients weighing over 500 lbs.

How much weight can be lost with sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
Most patients tend to lose between 50 to 80 per cent of excess weight within the first 12 months after their gastric sleeve surgery.



surgeons

Dr Girish Juneja - Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

General, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

Hugely qualified, experienced and respected general/ laparoscopic surgeon with advanced specialization in weight loss surgeries; expert in sleeve gastrectomy, lapband, gastric bypass, gastric balloon & more


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about

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a bariatric or weight loss surgery. It is a restrictive bariatric surgery, meaning that it focuses on reducing the size of the stomach, unlike some other surgeries that also bypass part of the small intestine or use artificial devices to induce weight loss. Options include Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG).




patient safety assurance

Cocoona is the only clinic in all of UAE that offers free patient safety assurance. What this means for you is that you will be covered for specified post-operative complications up to AED 50,000. This is like an insurance cover with a limit of AED 50,000. Click here for details.

Now, that you have more information about gastric sleeve/ sleeve gastrectomy, you have to make the decision about choosing the best weight loss/ bariatric surgeon and clinic for getting your surgery done.

For answers to any questions regarding gastric sleeve/ sleeve gastrectomy in Dubai, call us on 800-362636 or +9714 3884589 or complete the appointment form or email: hello@cocoona.ae.




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