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Learn More About Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is a weight reduction surgery. Small instruments are installed in the upper abdomen through laparoscopically. Eighty percent stomach area is removed through the surgery and only a tiny portion of that is tube-shaped. The tube-shaped stomach is of the same size as a banana. This procedure limits the size of the stomach, and as a result, the amount of the food intake in your body gets restricted. The procedure helps with treating diseases like heart problems and high blood pressure. The weight loss surgery is particularly recommended for obese people, and it helps to remove the excess fat inside the body. The surgery also helps to reduce the risks of dangerous diseases that attack due to obesity. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is only recommended if you have already tried all the other methods to reduce weight and have become unsuccessful. 

Follow up plans and risks of Sleeve gastrectomy surgery 

After you have gone through lapband surgery Sydney, you need to keep a healthy lifestyle. You will be instructed to make permanent changes to your everyday routine. You have to keep track of your nutrition and strictly monitor your lifestyle. Just like any big surgery sleeve gastrectomy surgery also has side effects, and you might suffer from potential health risks in the future. Possible risks that a person who has undergone Sleeve gastrectomy surgery might experience are as follows: 

  • You might bleed too much if you get into an accident 
  • You might suffer from infections 
  • You might get blood clots in the body 
  • Difficulty in breathing and lung infections 
  • You might feel nauseous and suffer from vomiting 
  • The result can be fatal in rare cases 

How to Prepare for Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery 

Not everyone is allowed to get sleeve Gastrectomy surgery. If you get approved to get the surgery, the health care team would instruct you for the preparation of the surgery. It would be best if you went through several lab tests before getting the surgery. Before you undergo surgery you need to give the complete list of medications and your food schedule to your doctor. He might instruct you to quit drinking and stop eating some particular foods. If you are on blood-thinning medicines, you need to tell your doctor beforehand. 

Similarly, if you have diabetes, you should talk to the doctor in charge so that he can make changes in your medications accordingly. If you are a chain smoker, you would be instructed to quit smoking before 12 weeks to the surgery. The surgery is done in the hospital. The recovery time might take a month or two, and you might need to stay in the hospital for one or two days after you undergo surgery.