Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve is the world's most innovative surgical procedure in bariatric surgery and has become a successful surgical option a decade ago.

Sleeve resection surgery is now considered the most effective in the battle against obesity and is a near-perfect solution in this regard.

Gastric sleeve surgery is irreversible, because it includes a large part of a resection of the stomach. Herzliya Medical Center gives professional advice and decides with you whether gastric sleeve surgery is the type of surgery which is right for you.

Below is information about the gastric sleeve and the process that awaits you:

Gastric sleeve surgery is carried out by laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon makes small incisions and remove part of your stomach, he will then create a sleeve shaped new stomach. The surgery is done under general anesthetic and the course lasts between one and two hours. The sleeve spans the distance from the esophagus to the small intestine. This procedure is irreversible.

Appropriate surgery is for obese patients with a BMI over 40 or a BMI over 35 and obesity related diseases. The analysis is also suitable for people with extreme BMI of 50 or more, for which other procedures have been ineffective.

During surgery, the surgeon removes 75% to 85% of the volume of the stomach and actually creates a long sleeve in the size of a banana, continues the tube in the esophagus to the small intestine. The remaining stomach will be able to accommodate at the same time from 50 to 80 cc of food. A sleeve Gastrectomy limits the amount of food that can be absorbed at one time.

Why surgery is considered to be so successful?

Today modern medicine offers four surgical bariatric surgery but it seems that sleeve resection surgery is ensuring the least possible trauma to the body. Despite massive resection of the stomach itself, the organs responsible for digestion and absorption of food are not hurt in the process.

Nerves of the stomach, its digestive capacity and the connection between it and the duodenum are not injured during surgery and so the body is not expected to suffer serious side effects after surgery or emergence of diseases caused by intestinal complications.

Sometimes, however, this advantage is also a disadvantage, because the digestive continues to be carried out as usual, causing a slowdown in the rate of weight loss. But above all, the surgical procedure forces the patient to significantly reduce the amount of food because his /her stomach is not able to better accommodate the large amounts of food consumed. In addition, gastric sleeve also affects hormone production, Ghrelin, causing increased hunger.

The minimally invasive method which is generally gastric sleeve surgery, significantly shortens the recovery time. A large part of patients are discharged after only two days of hospitalization at the most - long after the patient can also start drinking various liquids.

However, the rapid rate of recovery can also deceive: Although it is possible to return to normal eating in a relatively short time, do not underestimate the meticulous care about eating a balanced diet that includes quite a few restrictions. While gastric sleeve surgery can have you eat more types of food you must eat nutritious food.

Herzliya Medical Center offers you a spacious private room, excellent treatment and close monitoring after you have had a gastric sleeve procedure. During the recovery you receive detailed instructions about the food you can eat in the near and distant future. Every few months you will be invited to be examined in the hospital, to ensure that the process of weight loss is progressing as planned. You can also receive a detailed letter explaining your doctor at home about any future tests.

For further advice and information, please contact the department to coordinate bariatric surgery.

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