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Bariatric Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss

The sleeve gastrectomy originated as the restrictive part of the duodenal switch operation. In the last several years, it has also been used as a staging procedure prior to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch in very high risk patients. It has also been used as a primary, stand-alone procedure.

We use minimally invasive procedures for weight loss and our skill in weight loss surgery covers:

This is a minimal access surgical procedure that encourages weight loss by limiting the amount of food you are able to eat. Around 75 percent of your stomach is removed and your stomach becomes like a tube or ‘sleeve’ which stores much lesser food. This procedure if often successfully used for weight loss in those with a BMI >40.

Advantages

It does not require disconnecting or reconnecting the intestines

  • It is technically a simpler operation than gastric bypass
  • It may be used as the first stage of a 2-stage operation.
  • Vitamin and mineral supplementation maybe needed for a shorter duration as compared to gastric bypass.
  • Technically simpler with 3 days hospital stay
  • Most food can be consumed in small amount.
  • No dumping syndrome or nutritional deficiency
  • Assures 60 – 70% excess weight loss
  • Best for the reproductive age group
  • Improvement in associated co-morbidities
  • Appealing option for people not fit for mal-absorptive or combined procedures
  • Follow-up after 6 weeks and 6 months, further once a year.

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