Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Weight loss surgeons in general, and gastric sleeve surgeries in particular, are among the most widespread procedures where the surgeon removes about 80% of the stomach. Consequently, the stomach’s size decreases, making a person feel full faster and with less food, which leads to a healthy weight loss since it occurs gradually.

What are the health benefits?

– Gastric sleeve surgery is a long-term weight loss procedure after trying exercise and diet, aiming to halve the weight in the long term.

– It improves insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients.

– Enhances quality of life as reduced food intake affects high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol levels.

– Improves cardiovascular health by weight loss, which lowers blood pressure and reduces the risks of strokes and heart diseases by up to 50%.

What are the steps of the gastric sleeve procedure characterized by Dr. Samir Al-Rahmani?

– Dr. Samir Al-Rahmani, the surgeon, starts with anaesthesia and opts for general anaesthesia in gastric sleeve surgery.

– Then, the surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen area, not exceeding 1 cm in diameter, to insert the medical endoscope.

– Through a small camera on the endoscope, this camera sends an image to a display screen in the operating room, enabling a clear view of the stomach and intestines.

– The doctor accurately directs the medical endoscope and precise instruments inside the stomach, aided by the image displayed on the screen.

– The doctor removes about 60-80% of the stomach depending on each patient’s condition.

– The stomach is then stapled using the latest global staplers and staples of 1.5 cm in diameter.

– A very important step is conducting a leakage test immediately after stapling the stomach by injecting a suitable safe substance into the stomach and monitoring its exit or retention through a display screen in front of him, ensuring the stapling’s integrity with no leakage.

– Finally, the doctor removes the surgical tools, closes the incisions, and concludes the surgery.

Risks of gastric sleeve surgery:

Be cautious when considering gastric sleeve surgery to choose a bariatric surgeon who will conduct numerous clinical and laboratory tests to confirm your suitability for the procedure.

Who should avoid gastric sleeve surgeries:

– Those under 16 years of age.

– Those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) below 35.

– Those suffering from chronic hereditary diseases that prevent exposure to general anaesthesia.

– Those with a binge eating disorder for sugary substances, for whom Gastric bypass, not gastric sleeve, is suitable.

Complications of gastric sleeve surgery:

Complications after gastric sleeve surgery may occur but are rare in many cases. Long-term complications of gastric sleeve surgery may include:

– Persistent vomiting.

– Intestinal obstruction.

– Increased gastroesophageal reflux.

– Malnutrition due to poor absorption of other nutrients.

– The possibility of a hernia.

Therefore, it is advisable to follow up with a surgeon for a period to ensure no complications postoperative..

Post-gastric sleeve surgery tips:

– Adhere to the recovery period for wound healing.

– Follow a different healthy diet detailed by Dr. Samir Al-Rahmani.

– Drink sufficient amounts of water to hydrate the body.

– Walking is recommended to prevent blood clots.

– In case of any complications like persistent vomiting or severe pain, follow up with your specialist doctor.

Such cases rarely occur when the procedure is performed by Dr. Samir Al-Rahmani, who is distinguished by his extensive experience in gastric sleeve surgeries.

Eating after gastric sleeve surgery:

Dr. Samir Al-Rahmani will advise adhering to a healthy diet after gastric sleeve surgery. The diet after the surgery differs from what you were used to before the procedure. You will start with liquids only, then gradually introduce mashed foods and then solid foods. You will be advised to avoid spicy foods, carbonated drinks, and high-calorie foods.

Dr. Samir Al-Rahmani, the best surgeon in Dubai and sharjah and a consultant in obesity, endoscopic surgery, and general surgery, recommends continuous follow-up after the operation with your doctor. You can contact him at: +971 55 256 4750.

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