THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GASTRIC SLEEVE

WHAT IS GASTRIC SLEEVE?

Gastric sleeve surgery or also known as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, vertical Gastroplasty or sleeve Gastroplasty, is one of the most safest procedures of bariatric surgery that has quickly been gaining popularity over the recent years.

The sleeve gastrectomy is surgery where they removed about 80% of the stomach, this is achieved by a probe calibration 34-36 fr, depending on each case, so that we ensure achieve adequate resection and avoid removal an excessive amount of the entire stomach. It is currently the most performed bariatric procedures for its good results and its low complication rate compared to other more complex procedures.

In our practice, it is routinely performed laparoscopically and according to each case with three incisions or single port surgery, depending on the conditions of each patient. It is ideal for patients without previous bariatric surgery, as well as an option for previous revision surgery for weight loss as an adjustable gastric band among other procedures.

Without presenting any deficiencies of vitamins views you evolution of other surgery an excellent decrease in body mass with a loss of approximately 65 to 70% of excess weight is expected, in addition to significantly improve diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and lipid disorders. (Cholesterol and triglycerides).

This is a result of the formation of a gastric tube, which allows a lower food intake and feeling more early satiety, coupled with the effect of decreasing ghrelin (producing hormone appetite, secreted in the removed part of the stomach).

ADVANTAGES OF GASTRIC SLEEVE

  • 30 to 60% extra weight loss within the first 12 months of the procedure. * Results may vary
  • Less invasive than gastric bypass
  • No cutting or, disconnection or alteration of the intestines
  • No risk of “dumping syndrome” typically associated with gastric bypass
  • No need for implementation of medical device in to the body such as a Lap-Band®
  • Does not require adjustments or fills

WHY YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Before you undergoing Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico, your bariatric surgeon will tell you (in some cases depending your BMI) to lose some weight.

This is to ensure you’re as healthy as possible before undergoing the surgery. The truth is that most obese people have fatty liver, which means the liver is enlarged and heavy. Generally, the more you weigh, the bigger your liver. And that’s not good for bariatric surgery. At CER Hospital we design a quick and safe pre-op diet you can follow for two weeks before your bariatric surgery and have a quicker and easier recovery.

EXPECTED WEIGHT LOSS

Gastric Sleeve surgery (VSG) has been proven to significantly decrease the risk of weight loss surgery for patients who are undergoing a two-part treatment plan. Most patients can expect to lose 60-90 percent of their excess body weight within 24 months.

Some patients find such success with this procedure that a secondary surgery is not required. The timing of the second procedure will vary according to the degree of weight loss, typically 6-18 months after completion of the first surgery.

The technique the surgical team uses determines in a large part the success a patient achieves. A too large or irregular sleeve will not yield adequate long-term results.

If you want more information on how to reach your ideal goal visit our website or contact us so one of our Patient Coordinator can help you achieve the best version of yourself.

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