Gastric Sleeve

What is gastric sleeve operation?
Gastric sleeve operation, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss procedure that includes the elimination of a major portion of the stomach. After the operation, the individual will feel full after eating a small portion of meals.

Who is eligible for gastric sleeve operation?
Individuals among 18 and 65 with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above with at least one health problem linked to obesity such as Diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, asthma, and joint discomfort are all frequent weight-related health issues.

How does the surgeon perform the gastric sleeve operation?
The surgeon usually performs these operations as a laparoscopic technique. This includes creating five or six small cuts in the belly and completing the operation with a video camera (laparoscope) and long equipment inserted through these cuts.

How long does the weight loss last post gastric sleeve operation?
Gastric sleeve patients will generally notice a fast weight loss shortly post the operation. For approximately 6-12 months, the majority of patients drop 2-4 pounds (0.9-1.8kg) of their weight per week.

What is the duration of gastric sleeve weight loss operations?
Gastric sleeve operation requires 1-2 hours under general anesthesia.

How long will you be in the hospital post the gastric sleeve operation?
After the operation, you may be required to stay in the hospital for 2 or 3 days.

What should you consume after gastric sleeve operation?
After the operation, you should only drink clear, room temperature fluids for the next 24–48 hours.
You can start introducing liquid foods after 3–7 days.
After around 1–2 weeks, you can switch to pureed or mashed foods.
After two weeks, you will be allowed to include soft meals and crackers into your diet.
After one month, begin adding solid foods.
After two months, you can return to a regular, balanced diet of solid foods.

What vitamins should I take after having gastric sleeve operation?
– multivitamins and multiminerals
-Vitamin B12
-Vitamin C
-Vitamin D
These vitamins assist you to fulfill your nutritional necessities when you are eating less meals.

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