Gastric Sleeve Surgery
In Qatar, at Al Emadi Hospital, Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a minimally invasive, restrictive procedure that works in two complementary ways to encourage weight loss. Both beneficial features stem from the
reduction in stomach size, which is the main component of the treatment. The portion of the stomach that is removed is thought to be responsible for secreting Ghrelin, the hormone that is responsible for appetite
and hunger. By removing this portion of the stomach, appetite is significantly reduced. The new stomach pouch holds only small amounts of food, causing the patient to feel full.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery is also known as Sleeve Gastrectomy is achieved by doing large openings in the abdomen or by doing many small incisions with cameras and other instruments for supporting surgery. This
technique removes half of the stomach. Your new stomach is closed by surgical staples. This Bariatric surgery removes half of the patient stomach; hence it is irreversible
A patient may experience belly pain and doctors may suggest pain killers in the first week after the Surgery in Doha. The cut made during bariatric surgery may tender or sore. Depending on the procedure of
surgery, a patient needs to observe his activities. In case of open weight loss surgery, lifting of heavyweight and exhausting exercises should be avoided for quick recovery of a belly. Gastric sleeve surgery
improves the joint condition. With a reduction in each pound of weight, pressure on knees decreases, which improves mobility and reduces pain.
The patient needs to change the eating habit after surgery and will be on a liquid diet on the first day followed by pureed foods and shakes which will continue for 4 weeks. After completion of 1 month, the
patient can have soft solid foods.
Other weight reduction techniques may be risky for obese or sick people. This surgery has a good result in weight loss and improves patients’ health -- usually after 10
to 18 months -- patient can have a second surgery, such as gastric bypass.
- As this surgery causes no harm to the nutrition absorption process, patients never fall short on nutrition.
- Along with controlling the intake of food, this surgery has a positive impact on gut hormones which are known for hunger and blood sugar control.
- Gastric sleeve surgery is not reversible like gastric banding.