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Weight Loss Surgery Options – Sleeve Gastrectomy

February 17, 2017 - surgery
Weight Loss Surgery Options – Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is a life-changing operation. This operation aims to help people who are obese to lose weight and improve their health. Weight loss will help reduce the risk of medical problems associated with obesity (eg, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, breathing problems and asthma).

Gastric sleeve surgery makes you become smaller and change the amount of food that you can eat that will help you to lose weight. This is a permanent procedure.

Usually the people who need surgery candidates sleeve are people who have tried various methods of diet and always fail in their attempt to lose weight.

How it Works Gastric Sleeve / Sleeve Gastrectomy:

This operation is usually performed with a laparoscopic surgical technique, commonly known as keyhole surgery with minimal incision wound. This means that you will wake up immediately after the surgery and make you heal faster. Although you will still feel a little pain after surgery, this is usually easily treated with pain medication.

gastrectomyThis operation is wasting about 80 percent of your stomach, leaving a tube the size of a banana into your new stomach.
Surgery also change some hormone signals from the stomach and intestines to the brain that control body weight. After surgery, many patients prove that they are not hungry faster and more quickly feel full after eating.

As a result of the size of your new stomach has been reduced, the portion of your meal will be reduced by itself be in accordance with the size of your new stomach. The combination of low-fat foods and low in sugar will help you to lose weight.

This operation is permanent so that the weight loss you will survive and not go up and down like a yo-yo as in the way of weight loss in some other way.

Surgery Criteria:

Measurement used is the Body Mass Index (BMI) as well as the table is the proportion of the ratio between weight and height.
Criteria for the patient to undergo this surgery are BMI> 37.5 which indicates excess 40kg above the ideal weight for men or excess of 30kg above the ideal body weight for women. Operations can also be performed in patients with a lower BMI is BMI> 32.5 provided that the patient is also suffering from another disease-related such as diabetes, high blood pressure, impaired breathing and cholesterol.
Other criteria patients must commit to undergo periodic control after surgery and have a stable mental condition.

How Weight Loss is going to happen?

You can expect to lose between 50-70% of your excess BB in the first 12-18 months after surgery:

An illustrative example as follows:
A person who has TB BB 146 kg and 1.85 m have the ideal weight limit is a maximum of 85.6 kg.
• 50% loss happens B = 30.2 kg
• 70% loss happens B = 42.3 kg

Figures weight loss that occurs after surgery also depends on changes to your lifestyle, such as healthy diet and regular exercise will make your weight loss more leverage.

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