What is Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery?

Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery which is also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy(VSG) or sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgeries are also known as bariatric surgery. When you undergo this surgery, this restricts your food intake, which helps you in losing weight on a large scale as your body is not getting any nutrients to gain any extra pounds.

When do you need Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery?

Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery helps in reducing weight, as by name, it is clear that it is a type of weight loss surgery. So, if you’re someone who is trying to lose some pounds but not getting results, then you should consider bariatric surgery as one of your options. This is a suitable option only after you have tried all the other methods possible apart from surgery, like reducing or changing your diet, workout pattern, and daily routine.

How Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery works?

When you undergo bariatric surgery, the size of your stomach will be reduced, and that will result in a reduced amount of hunger hormones produced by your stomach. Thus, you will feel less hungry, and your appetite will be reduced. You will also feel that you’re done with eating faster after the surgery as the size of your stomach has been reduced. This surgery also helps in reducing your cravings or feeling of eating now and then. So, if you are a person who gets late-night cravings and feels like munching late at night, this surgery will be very helpful. Furthermore, this is also considered one of the safest weight loss surgeries that helps in reducing weight in a short period.

Reasons to opt for Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery

If you are a person who is constantly trying to reduce weight and have tried all methods like cutting on the diet, changing your daily lifestyle and exercise patterns but not getting results. Then, bariatric surgery comes into the picture. This will help in the prevention of diseases caused by excessive weight on the body, such as:

  • Heart-related diseases
  • High cholesterol problem
  • High blood pressure
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Cancer

Apart from all these, even after surgery, you need strong willpower and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Your doctor may also consult you to participate in long-term follow-up plans that include monitoring your nutrition, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and behavior, and keeping regular check-ups on your medical conditions.

What makes you eligible for Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery?

The general prerequisites for this surgery are:

  • If, according to your BMI (body mass index), you have severe obesity (class III). Your height and weight are taken into account, along with any corresponding medical issues, to calculate your BMI. Class III obesity is defined as having a BMI of 40 or above or having a BMI of at least 35, together with at least one associated illness.
  • If you have attempted to lose weight before surgery but have not been successful. Before your insurance company would authorize and cover your operation, you might need to complete a 3-6 months weight loss program under the doctor’s supervision.
  • If you are prepared physically and psychologically for the procedure and the subsequent recovering period. You will first undergo counseling and screening with a team of medical professionals, including psychologists, nutritionists, and other specialists, before being considered for weight loss surgery.

Time-taken by Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery

The surgery process will take 80-90 minutes, like any other weight loss surgery. But the main time taken is during their recovery phase. But again, after the recovery, one thing that will last with you for a lifetime is your willingness and dedication to lead a healthy lifestyle because, after bariatric surgery, you also need to cut some types of foods and include different types of healthy food in your diet and practice a healthy lifestyle to any problems further in life.

Eating habits you need to change

After the weight loss surgery, you have to take clear liquid and liquid-based food like juices and protein, and then after one month, you have to go with solid soft foods. You need to avoid junk food like sodas and high-calorie foods and follow a healthy and meaningful eating pattern like drinking water half an hour later after food. Then, after 2-3 months, you can come to a normal diet and enjoy a healthy life.