Gastric sleeve is a surgical procedure, helpful to patients who are morbidly overweight. Many men and women in Iran undergo gastric sleeve surgery and that makes Iran one of the best and most affordable places for sleeve gastronomy.
Have you tried diets and exercises? They didn’t work for you? Workouts and Diets don’t work for everybody; also, diet is hard to stick to. If you have tried for two years and didn’t achieve any long-term results, you may consider bariatric surgeries like sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. The gastric sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy in Iran is the most common and popular bariatric surgery, in the US, and worldwide.
Gastric sleeve surgery is bariatric surgery in order to reduce the size of the stomach so the patient cannot eat the same amount of food as before.
In a stomach sleeve operation, the surgeon removes at least 75% of the stomach and connects the remaining parts of the stomach to make a new sleeve (banana-sized stomach). The stomach will become about one-fourth to one-tenth of the original one, so you’ll feel full sooner while eating, which helps you lose weight.
Nowadays, surgeons perform laparoscopic gastric sleeve by removing some parts of the stomach. Bariatric surgery results in less food capacity by decreasing the stomach size, and the stomach will shape like a sleeve. Gastric sleeve surgery as the most popular bariatric surgery helps obese people get rid of a significant amount of weight by restricting food intake.
The gastric sleeve surgery surgical is advised to:
The gastric sleeve procedure step by step is like this:
A sleeve gastrectomy procedure takes one to two hours, and the surgeon hospitalizes the patient at least for 2-3 days after the surgery.
A patient qualifies for a gastric sleeve surgery if he/she has tried non-surgical methods of weight loss like diet and exercise for at least two years, then the patient is an excellent gastric sleeve candidate if:
But gastric sleeve surgery isn’t for everyone who is overweight. The patient must be screened by a qualified bariatric surgeon and be determined to commit to a healthier lifestyle and medical follow-up. After evaluating these criteria, the best bariatric doctor may advise a sleeve gastrectomy surgery for the patient.
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery has some benefits for obese people:
The risk of death associated with gastric sleeve surgery is less than half a percent (0.5%). All operations carry some risks and side effects; gastric sleeve surgery is not an exception; the surgeon will explain them to you before the surgery. We have categorized these risks into two categories:
like any other abdominal surgery, sleeve gastrectomy carries potential risks like:
There are some additional side effects associated with weight loss surgeries, including some short-term and long-term risks including:
The main disadvantages associated with gastric sleeve surgery are:
The bariatric doctor will advise you which weight loss surgery is better for you; it depends on some factors like medical history, medical conditions, medications, and diet. But the main factors are:
Today, gastric sleeve surgery is laparoscopic instead of open surgery, which means the surgeon makes just some small cuts in your belly, which makes the healing and recovery faster than older methods of abdominal surgery.
Your diet after sleeve gastrectomy is:
These are some vital recommendation about your eating habits in the first month after your surgery:
Stage 4 of the gastric bypass diet includes the reintroduction of solid food. It typically begins about 2 months after surgery. Because your stomach is much smaller, you’ll still need to dice or chop your food into small bites. Large pieces of food may cause a blockage, which can lead to pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Gastric sleeve surgery is generally safe, but there are always risks when you are having an operation.
The procedure itself takes about two hours. It is performed laparoscopically, so it requires only small incisions. Gastric sleeve patients typically remain in the hospital an average of one to two days.
In a sleeve gastrectomy, part of the stomach is separated and removed from the body. The remaining section of the stomach is formed into a tubelike structure.
Unlike the adjustable gastric band and the gastric bypass, the sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent procedure – it cannot be reversed.
After 6 months, get into aerobic activity and strength training. In the first 6 months after surgery, I recommend 30 minutes of continuous aerobic activity 3 to 5 days a week.
Soft foods include:
Avoid alcohol for the first six months after bariatric surgery.