Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Transformative Solution in Patna, Bihar

Sleeve Gastrectomy, also known as lateral sleeve gastrectomy, is an advanced weight loss surgical procedure offered at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna. This surgical technique focuses on eliminating excess abdominal fat, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking effective weight reduction.

Purpose of Sleeve Gastrectomy:

Sleeve gastrectomy serves to restrict the capacity of the stomach, effectively controlling food intake. The procedure triggers hormonal changes that contribute to weight loss. By addressing obesity, this surgery significantly reduces the risk of weight-related health complications, including:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Infertility due to obesity

Indications and Procedure:

This procedure is recommended when conventional weight loss methods yield limited results. Sleeve gastrectomy in Patna is suitable if:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) is 40 or above, indicating high obesity and severe health risks.
  • BMI falls between 35 to 39.9, signifying obesity and potential health problems. 

The surgery, performed at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, involves creating multiple small incisions around the abdomen. Through these incisions, small instruments are inserted to complete the procedure. Regional anaesthesia ensures your comfort during the surgery.

Post-Surgery and Risks:

Sleeve gastrectomy typically lasts one to two hours. Afterward, you'll be monitored in the observation room. The surgery comes with both short-term and long-term risks:

Short-term risks include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Blood clots
  • Lung and breathing issues
  • Leakage around incision sites

Long-term risks encompass:

  • Gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Hernias
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea and vomiting

Preparation and Conclusion:

Before undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, thorough medical and physical assessments are conducted to ensure your eligibility. It's crucial to abstain from tobacco and alcohol in the weeks leading up to the surgery. Consultation with your doctor is essential for making an informed decision about this transformative procedure, which requires a commitment to permanent lifestyle changes for sustained weight loss. 

For appointments at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, call 0612-3540100. Seek medical guidance for eligibility and preparation.