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Sleeve gastrectomy is the surgical procedure that persuades weight-loss by restricting the food intake. This procedure is usually performed laparoscopically where the surgeon removes about 75% of the stomach. This results in stomach taking the shape of tube or "sleeve" that holds much less food. The sleeve gastrectomy is successfully and commonly used as an end-procedure for weight-loss in persons having BMI more than 40. Statistically the weight-loss reported for this procedure ranges from 60% of the extra weight; better results are seen with good adherence to the dietary and behavioral guidelines.
In recent years, sleeve gastrectomy has become the popular weight-loss surgery procedure, because of its high success rate and low risk factor as compared with other bariatric procedures. Not only that, but it is a quicker and less complicated procedure than other gastric surgeries.
One will gradually change from only consuming liquids to eat solid food again. As a result, one could lose between 30 to 40 pounds in first 3 months following surgery. After 6 months, one will have likely to lose between 30 to 40 percent of all the excess body weight.
In addition, one should be losing one to two pounds weight weekly. The 18-month mark is the point that one will start to max out the weight loss. It is important to note that when the patient undergoes other weight loss procedures, like gastric bypass, he/she lose the majority of the excess weight in only 12 months.
No surgery is without potential complications. With that the introduction of laparoscopy in the field of bariatric surgery has transformed not just the effectiveness, but also the risk posed to the patient.
Bleeding, infection, are in very rare cases, leak along the staple line are possible. Right after the surgery, one may have nausea, vomiting, or constipation.
Few foods may not agree with the patient now. One may also develop the nutrition problems after the surgery, which is why one has to take vitamins and the supplements for life. The doctor would advise on exactly what you need.
The sleeve gastrectomy cost in India is one of the lowest in the world. However, low costs do not signify that the hospitals compromise with quality of medical treatment. The average cost of sleeve gastrectomy in India is US$ 5500 while in UK and US it is US$ 12750 and US$ 16000 respectively. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy cost in India is around INR 4.25 to INR 4.75 Lakh rupees. The cost of the sleeve gastrectomy surgery in India is typically a fraction of the cost for the same procedure and care in the US and other developed countries.