Gastric Sleeve Surgery can be performed on anybody over 18 years of age, who does not have any chronic medical problem. Tests and other details should be evaluated prior to the procedure. Once investigated properly, gastric sleeve surgery has very low risk. 1000 operations involve 0.2 risk and the risky cases in this statistics are known to be seen on the patients who are operated before properly investigated.
The diet and living style should be adjusted well in the following period as some portion of the stomach is removed in the gastric sleeve surgery.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery an operation which is performed by removing approximately 70%-80% of the existing stomach. Also known as Sleeve Gastrectomy, this closed surgery is performed under general anaesthesia by a surgeon, by entering the abdomen through a couple of areas.
The excess part of the stomach is removed carefully by means of laparoscopic devices and the remaining stomach wall is cemented closed up when the excess is removed, thanks to the special devices.
Following the procedure, a leakage test is performed to make sure that the remaining stomach is fully free of any problem. Any problem in the stomach, if any, is detected and fixed during the operation
The devices are removed after the leakage test and the patient is wakened up. The secretion of hormone which enhances appetite (referred to as Ghrelin hormone) reduces following the procedure, since a large portion of the stomach is resected.
So, this is how you begin to lose weight without feeling hunger. The downsized stomach are seen to grow to some extent in only some of the patients (less than 5%) and this growth is not as much as it used to be.