Obesity can lead to many comorbidities like high blood pressure, bone and joint disorders and heart diseases, which prevent the person from leading a normal life. It is, therefore, very important to look for ways to combat obesity and enable the individual to have a happy and healthy life. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a relatively newer modality of Bariatric surgery performed to combat intractable morbid obesity and related disorders. It is recommended as a surgical treatment option for morbidly obese patients with very high BMI. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a very good option for the patients as it has a lot of benefits we see with gastric bypass surgery, but it is safer, minimally invasive and more physiologic.
In this procedure, the patient is given a general anaesthesia to make him unconscious so that the procedure is pain-free. Other medications are given to prevent infections, help keep the stomach empty, and keep comorbidities under control. Instead of making a large incision, about five small incisions are made in your abdomen. A long instrument with a light and a camera called a laparoscope is introduced through the incisions. The scope of this technique makes it possible to see and operate on hard to reach delicate tissue as films of the internal structures of your body can be viewed on a monitor. The abdomen is carefully filled with carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide gas inflates the abdomen making it easier for the surgeon to locate the structures and operate. Fatty attachments to the outer wall of the stomach are carefully clipped. About 80% of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a part of the stomach shaped like a tube or a sleeve of a shirt (hence the name sleeve gastrectomy), which can hold approximately 3-5 ounces or 100 ccs of food.
The weight loss is secondary to the fact that the person eats less as the sleeve is smaller than the native stomach.
All patients need to undergo routine metabolic and nutritional monitoring at regular intervals. Patients need to take multivitamin tablets and other mineral supplements regularly. The multidisciplinary bariatric team will assess and support any individuals who develop mental stress or depression after the procedure. Close collaboration is held between surgeons, physicians, and primary care clinicians to enable productive follow-ups before and after the procedure aiming at long-term care of the patients, making Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital the best option for Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery in Navi Mumbai.
Our team of bariatric surgeons are highly experienced and trained in the field, having performed hundreds of such surgeries every year, making our hospital the best Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Surgery hospital in Navi Mumbai. We take strict aseptic precautions during all our surgeries, ensuring minimum chances of post-surgical infections and other complications. Our wards and out-patient bariatric department are fully equipped with the necessary instruments and machines like scales that can measure upto 250 kg. We provide cautious multidisciplinary care for very sick obese patients before the surgery to ensure that they face minimum complications during and after the surgery.