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What is Bariatric, Obesity or Weigh Loss Surgery?
Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that is known to reduce lifespan, increase disability and lead to many serious illnesses.
Bariatric surgery or Obesity surgery (weight loss surgery) at leading hospitals includes a variety of procedures performed on patients who are obese and extremely overweight. In bariatric surgery, obesity surgery or weight loss surgery is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach through the removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or duodenal switch or stomach bypass) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach bypass (gastric bypass surgery).
Long-term studies show the procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduction in mortality. Patients who have received a bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery, especially Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy returned to better life situation after.
When you should consider bariatric or obesity surgery?
Bariatric or Obesity surgery should be considered as a treatment option for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 45 kg/m2 or greater who instituted but failed an adequate exercise and diet program. But also who present with obesity-related comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea and less mobility. Patients who consider a bariatric or weight loss surgery should find high-quality treatment at specialized clinics and centers in Germany with surgeons experienced in obesity and weight loss surgery.
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What is a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?
A Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy commonly called also a Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery reduced to about 15% of its original stomach size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube-like structure. The procedure (Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy) permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The procedure is generally performed laparoscopically by instruments and is irreversible.
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery is an example of bariatric or obesity surgery designed for obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 45 Kg/m2 or greater in cases of patients with certain comorbidity that are known to improve with weight loss, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, osteoarthritis, GERD, hypertension (high blood pressure), or metabolic syndrome, among others.
How does Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery work?
The effective principle behind this type of laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery is a restriction, which means that the stomach’s filling volume is significantly reduced. Satiety is achieved earlier. Additionally, removal of the upper portion of the stomach also removes the site where the appetite-stimulating hormone Ghrelin is generated, as a result of which patients hunger is inhibited. A reduction of approx. 60-70% of the excess weight is to be expected.
In contrast to gastric band surgery, no implant complications occur and, in contrast to gastric bypass surgery, no long-term metabolic complications occur.
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How is a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery performed?
The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is performed by dividing the stomach lengthwise and removing the larger portion of the stomach. As the name implies, a sleeve formed stomach rest is retained with a small reservoir. This reservoir has a total filling volume of approx. 80 ml. The operation is performed laparoscopically (Minimally invasive with instruments). This surgical technique does not damage the pylorus and its nerve supply, so that the stomach can release its contents into the duodenum, as usual.
How long do I stay in the hospital after Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
You stay 2-3 nights at the hospital after you had the bariatric surgery and another 7-8 days in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic or Switzerland. You see your doctor 2-3 times after surgery. He will check and control you to make sure the everything is fine with you. At this time you have time for sight-seeing and shopping with us. Our Care Team will assist and taking care of you until you can fly home.
Alternative procedures to Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve surgery
See other alternative bariatric and weight loss procedures you can obtain in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland at specialized bariatric surgery hospitals and clinics:
- Stomach Balloon Procedure
- Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery – Lap Band
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Weight Loss Programs (No Surgery)