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2015
Jun-22
Types of Bariatric Surgeries Know your Gastric Sleeve Resection
By Dr. G. Vivekanand| 0 Comments

It is referred to as VERTICAL SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY (VSG) or GASTRIC SLEEVE RESECTION

  • Commonest weight loss procedure in India
  • Stomach volume reduced by 75-80%
  •  Excellent results
  •  No manipulation of intestines
  • Done Laparoscopically
  • General anesthesia required
  •  Usually takes about 1 to 2 hours
  • Hospital stay is around 3-5 days
  • Can go back to work in about 1 wk

1.Portion of the stomach being resected

ADVANTAGES

  • Excellent weight loss – about 60 to 75 % of excess body  weight is   lost in 1 to 1½ yrs
  • Excellent resolution of obesity related illnesses
  • Results comparable with more complicated procedures like Gastric bypass
  • Lesser hospital stay and early return to work
  • Ideally suited for Indian population
  • Relatively safe
  • Technically simpler to perform the surgery
  • No Mal-absorption of nutrients
  •  No Dumping syndrome (diarrhoea associated with bariatric surgery)
  • Removal of Hunger hormone (Ghrelin)
  •  No significant long term side effects
  • No need for life-long medications
  • Can be converted to Gastric bypass, if required later

LONG TERM BENEFITS

  • Life span (longevity) is increased in people undergoing these procedures
  • Significant & sustained weight loss (over 35 to 40 kilograms)
  • 75% to 80 % complete resolution of Diabetes
  • 50% complete resolution of Hypertension
  • 100% cure of polycystic ovarian syndrome in women (which helps in conception)
  • Almost 100% complete resolution of Obstructive sleep apnoea

Because of these obvious advantages, we offer Sleeve Gastrectomy as the first option for our patients at Silverline Hospital

2. Removed portion of the stomach is extracted through the key hole leaving behind a sleeve shaped (baby) stomach 

 

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