Laparoscopic Gastric bypass part 5
When large amount of food is the main problem you suffer from and the main reason for your weight gain, the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is the best solution to lose weight, as it depends mainly on reducing the size of your stomach, where 80% of it is cut in the gastric sleeve operation, therefore you will feel full after eating small amounts of food, and the size of your meals will decrease due to the rapid filling of the small part of your stomach remaining after the laparoscopic gastric reduction operation, and this is what led to the widespread of this operation and its great fame.
Who are the candidates for gastric reduction surgery?
- Laparoscopic gastric reduction surgery is useful for people aged between 18 and 65 years who suffer from obesity, where their BMI is exceed 30. (BMI is an indicator that measures body mass compared to height, an obese person is a person whose BMI is more than 30).
- People who are obese, who have a BMI of more than 40 and need to lose a large amount of their weight.
- People who suffer from obesity, where their BMI is more than 30, in addition to having serious diseases such as: high arterial pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep obstructive apnea.
- People who have failed to lose weight by traditional methods such as following a diet and exercising.
- People who do not suffer from genetic obesity.
- People who do not suffer from the accumulation of excess fat in a specific area of the body.
- People who do not suffer from diseases in the digestive system, such as ulcers in the esophagus or stomach.
How is the process of sleeve gastrectomy or stomach reduction?
In the beginning, the sleeve gastrectomy was performed by surgery, where a large incision was made in the abdomen, but this way has disadvantages, the most important of which is that the surgical incision leaves a large scar that may need plastic surgery to remove it, in addition to the patient’s need for a long recovery period after the operation. Unlike laparoscopic gastric reduction, where there is no need to make large incisions, therefore the patient will recover quickly and will not have scars, as this way is much better, more effective and safe. The steps of laparoscopic gastric reduction surgery are as follows:
- The patient is completely anesthetized (general anesthesia).
- Good sterilization of the place of the operation.
- Small incisions are made in the abdomen to allow the laparoscopic to be inserted.
- Cut the stomach and remove a large part of it and turn it into a tube with a capacity of 100 ml.
- Stitching the wound in a cosmetic way so that it does not leave scars.
How does losing weight affect your life during the first three months after laparoscopic gastric reduction surgery?
- Feeling pain and fatigue in the body, as if you had a flu.
- Dry and cold skin.
- Weakness and hair loss.
- Mood changes.
- Decreased desire to eat.
When should I see the doctor after laparoscopic gastric reduction surgery?
- Fever and high temperature.
- Severe pain in the abdomen.
- Rapid heartbeat and difficult breathing .
- Nausea and frequent vomiting.
- Swollen feet.
- Edema in the abdomen.
- Having blood with the poo.
the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is one of the common and effective operations in losing excess weight and getting rid of obesity, which is a global health problem associated with many diseases such as diabetes, high pressure, infertility and others. In addition to psychological disorders such as embarrassment, isolation and loss of self-confidence.