Gastric Sleeve Surgery is also known as gastric sleeve resection or vertical sleeve gastrectomy. This is a more recent type of bariatric surgery which is becoming popular around the world. This is relatively a simple procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake. This operation is performed by a keyhole procedure through which a part of the stomach is removed. The tube-shaped stomach that is left is sealed closed with staples. During this procedure, the bariatric surgeon removes approximately 85% of the stomach leaving a cylindrical or sleeve shaped stomach with a capacity of around 200 ml. Unlike the Gastric Bypass surgery in Gastric sleeve resection, most of anatomical structures of the stomach remain intact and hence is referred to as a non-anatomy altering restrictive procedure. The stomach is drastically reduced in size but its function remains preserved. The new stomach continues to function normally and there are far fewer restrictions on the foods which patients can consume after surgery. The quantity of food eaten will be considerably reduced. This is one of the great advantages of Gastric sleeve resection. Removal of the majority of the stomach results in the virtual elimination of the hunger hormone called Grehlin which is produced within the stomach. Perhaps the greatest advantage of the gastric sleeve resection lies in the fact that it does not involve any bypass of the intestinal tract. The patients do not therefore suffer the complications such as the “dumping syndrome”, intestinal obstruction and diseases that arise as a result of malabsorption; anemia, osteoporosis, vitamin deficiency and protein deficiency. Silverline hospital in Kerala is one of the most-respected companies in Medical Tourism for gastric sleeve surgery.
Complications of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
The procedure requires stomach stapling, thus patients do run the risk of leakage and of other complications directly related to stapling of the stomach. In addition as with any surgery, patients run the risk of additional complications such as post-operative bleeding, small bowel obstruction and ICU associated pneumonia. The risk of encountering any of these complications is however extremely small and varies from about 0.3 to 0.5%.
The patient is allowed to leave the hospital 2 to 3 days post gastric sleeve surgery. The patient is restricted to a clear liquid diet for 5 days followed by a mashed diet for 7 days. If there are no problems, the patient is advanced to a regular diet. Sweets, alcohol and carbonated drinks should be avoided. Exercise is encouraged from the second postoperative week on. Most patients can expect to lose 60 to 90% of their excess body weight over a 3 to 6 months following the gastric sleeve surgery.
How Much Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost at Silverline Hospital?
At Silverline, the cost of the gastric sleeve surgery is comparatively lower than other bariatric hospitals. We represent some of the most qualified Gastric Sleeve surgeons in India. We have an incredible track record for patient outcomes and success. Silverline has become the most popular and preferred choice for patients to do Gastric Sleeve Surgery in India.
Gastric Sleeve Resection - 5000 USD
• Anesthesiologist's fee
• Surgical assistant's fee
• Device fees
• Consultant fees
• Laboratory Charges while in hospital
• Pharmacy charges while in hospital
• Deluxe room charges
• Physiotherapy Charges
Additional costs may include:
• Pre-operative investigation
• Cafeteria charges
• Pharmacy bills after discharge