PRLog - July 23, 2012 - MUMBAI, India -- In this procedure patients are restricted from consuming food and thus results into weight loss. This surgery does not involve rerouting or reconnecting of intestines and is simpler operation than duodenal switch or gastric bypass treatments. Sleeve Gastrectomy is a single stage surgery for greater than 33 BMI patients with co-morbidities or greater than 37 BMI without co-morbidities. The surgical time is one hour and hospitalization period is usually twenty four to forty eight hours.
Dr Ramen Goel
The advantages of this surgery are disconnecting or reconnecting of intestines not required, technically simpler operation, removal of hunger stimulating hormone and patients feel full with liquid. Patients must intake higher proteins, mineral supplementation and multi vitamins for two years to prevent any nutritional deficiencies. There are complications such as operative mortality, bleeding, injury, staple malfunctioning, wound infections, intestinal leaks, bowel obstructions, cardio pulmonary, ulcer, weight regain, gall stone formation, B12 and hernia. The average excess weight loss is greater than seventy percent after Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery.
Dr Ramen Goel is highly trained gastro intestinal surgeon with 20 years of experience and is amongst the pioneers of bariatric surgery in India. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures and performed first gastric bypass surgery in India.