PRLog - June 17, 2012 - MUMBAI, India -- The excess or remnant part of stomach is removed by stapling the stomach along the length. The usual operating time for this surgery is one hour and done under general anesthesia. Sleeve Gastrectomy is used as single stage surgery in some patients and was developed before duodenal switch in USA. After this surgery person feels less hungry and full with smaller food intake. This results in reduced calories intake and utilization of existing fat depots from all over the body.
Dr Ramen Goel
The reduced food intake due to Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery decreases blood sugar spike after a meal. Depending on calorie content of food consumed and physical activity levels patients are expected to lose sixty five to seventy percent excess weights within 12 - 18 months after surgery. Over seventy percent patients are expected to maintain blood sugar levels without medication after surgery. Ileal transposition can be performed as second stage procedure to improve results in patients with inadequate control.
Post-op recovery of this surgery includes shifting patients to their rooms immediately, allowing liquids and encouraging them to walk by evening on the day of surgery. Patients are sent home on the third day after surgery and can resume normal work in seven to ten days after discharge from hospital. In order to ensure higher body metabolism after surgery, patients are advised to resume physical activities.