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Laparoscopic weight loss surgery that involves removal of nearly 80% of the stomach,leaving behind a small pouch which is in the shape of a tube or also referred to as Sleeve. Its capacity to hold food is around 60 to 150 ml.
Q1 What happens in Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery?
A1. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve surgery is one of the most popular weight loss surgeries that involves removal of nearly 80 % of the stomach leaving behind a tube shaped part of the stomach, also referred to as sleeve.
This surgery works on the following principles:
• It is a restrictive surgery which means the stomach is reduced to a very small size restricting the amount of food it can hold and thereby reducing the food intake and hence the calories.
• The major part of the stomach which is excised during the surgery, had been responsible for the secretion of a hormone called “Ghrelin” that causes hunger pangs. In the absence of Ghrelin, the person does not experience hunger pangs and it also leads to early satiety.
Q2. What is the difference between Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass weight loss Surgery and Gastric sleeve weight loss surgery?
A2 Both surgeries, as per the studies, have shown to be comparable in effectiveness whether it is speedy and considerable amount of weight loss, its maintenance, the improvement in the associated co morbid conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes.
However, you can still find some major differences as given below:
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
• It is a restrictive and mal-absorptive surgery.
• Involves bypass of food.
• Food holding capacity of the stomach is around 30ml.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
• It is a restrictive surgery.
• It is irreversible procedure.
• Does not involve any Bypass.
• Food holding capacity of the tubular part of the stomach is around 60 to 150 ml.
• Shorter hospital stay
Q3. What is Bariatric surgery?
A3. Bariatric surgery is another name for weight loss surgery or Obesity surgery.
Q4. What are the different bariatric surgeries to choose from?
A4. There are several weight loss surgery options that can be considered while you intend to go for the same. However, the most suitable in your case can only be determined by your bariatric surgeon after taking into account your condition and your requirement.
The surgery options are:
Availability of wide horizon of weight loss surgeries, best suited as per your medical needs.
Most affordable cost coupled with high quality treatment.
Keyhole or Laproscopic surgery options
Team Approach:A team of specialists such as Bariatric surgeon, Cardiologist, Nutritionist, Psychologist and Physiotherapist carry out comprehensive evaluation and provide complete care and support throughout.
World class hospitals with state of the art infrastructure and equipped with most advanced technology, keeping in mind the comfort and safety of Obese patients.
Highly experienced, globally trained Bariatric surgeons.
Good success rate.
Caring and compassionate staff
No waiting period.
Hospitals accredited with international organizations such as JCI(Joint commission International) for quality standards.
Language no barrier. English speaking people and if required, translators are available for your convenience.
Most economical accommodation available at a walking distance from the hospital. Wide range of options starting from guest house, service apartments to five star hotels, best suited to your budget and choice.
Good flight connectivity.
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Dr Adarsh Choudhary
Chairman, Division of GI Surgery, GI Oncology, Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery
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