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The Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The gastric sleeve surgery is also known as the sleeve gastrectomy, has become popular over time for patients seeking to lose weight with time.

History of gastric sleeve surgery

hgghhgghhghgIn January 2010, United Healthcare included gastric sleeve in the list of surgical procedure for weight loss. After the inclusion in the list insurance companies also followed suit by including the surgery in the cover. In the years 2010 to the year 2015 gastric sleeve diet became the most popular weight loss surgery. The question begs what insurance companies willingly included the surgical procedure in their policies. The gastric sleeve surgery is known to be low risk and less complicated.

The procedure

Obese individuals are at a higher risk during any surgery. The longer time they spend under anesthesia, they risk dying or other surgery related complications. The gastric sleeve surgery can take two to four hours, this being clearly a long time under the knife. Due to the obvious risks of the surgery, the surgeon breaks the procedure into two phases. The first stage entails reducing the size of the stomach through an intense weight loss program.

Second stage

The second stage is after one year after the patient has lost the significant amount of weight to safely bypass the intestines and absorb calories for ultimate calorie reduction. Most patients after the first year loose so much weight that they do not necessarily require a second procedure. Surgeons prefer carrying out the surgery when the complications are small by the patient having lost the significant amount of weight. It even takes less time in instances that the pressure is low.

Patient feedback

The victim gave positive feedback on the gastric sleeve procedure. Patients hunger levels significantly reduced after the procedure was carried out. Some patients had to set reminder alarms on when to eat next. The research was conducted that showed that the hunger-producing hormone ghrelin was lowered during the surgical procedure thus the increases hunger levels in patients. The reduced hunger levels were more pronounced in gastric sleeve patients compared to gastric bypass patients who had more hunger.

Advantages of the procedure to patients

  • Les operation time.
  • The intestines are not rerouted.

No future adjustments

  • ghgghghghggThe hunger-producing hormone ghrelin is significantly reduced, by removing part of the stomach that is responsible for its production.
  • No external objects are left in the body.
  • You lose weight in over eighteen months.
  • No dumping syndrome-Dumping syndrome is known to reinforce eating habits however the syndrome is not recommended.