The Pros And Cons Of A Sleeve Gastrectomy

By Dorothy Anderson
Sleeve gastrectomy is one type of a procedure that is performed to people who have been wishing to lose their weight. This process involves surgical procedures wherein about 90 percent of the stomach is being removed. So the result of this removal process is giving the person a chance to look slimmer, similar to a sleeve or a tube like structure. Dilatation in the stomach may possibly be felt in later months.

However, there is one important limitation for people who will undergo the surgery, and that is to have a BMI or body mass index of at least 40 or more. A lot of people have been trying on many different diets, but still, they cannot achieve the desired body. So this sleeve gastrectomy New Jersey can be a good suggestion to them. But these patients in New Jersey must need to consider first important advantages and disadvantages of the procedure.

The advantages. Satisfaction on smaller food portions. This the main advantages of the procedure and the reason is because right after the gastric sleeve, the patient already becomes satisfied with his or her food though a small portion of it only was eaten. It is being caused by 2 main reasons. One is making the chemicals involved in hunger go down. And another is making the storage of foods becomes smaller, so therefore, lesser amount will only be required.

And since lesser food is consumed, lesser calories will also be taken that can help in losing weight. However, it is being suggested that healthy diet and proper exercise must be combined with this to become more effective. Losing the weight can also help in improving some health conditions including fatty liver disease, blood pressure, reflux, diabetes, or other conditions.

Less invasive compared to bariatric surgeries. One example of bariatric surgery is a gastric bypass which involves some invasive techniques. But in a gastric sleeve, there are no involved disconnection and alteration of the small intestines and as well as cutting procedures. And thus, the advantage would be reducing the risks of having surgical complications.

No dumping syndrome risk. After the procedure of gastric sleeve, the pyloris or the outlet valve still remains intact, compared to some other types of bariatric operations. And thus, having no risk of a dumping syndrome. In this case of syndrome, the food being taken is going to pass through the unaffected stomach by gastric juice, thus, causing pain, indigestion, diarrhea, or other symptoms.

No foreign devices are inserted. Gastric bands will not be inserted into the body, thus, not letting the patient become worried on possible eroding and slipping causing an infection. The process of laparoscopy maybe performed to extremely obese patients. But if weight loss is still not achieved, 2 other recommended alternatives are gastric bypass and duodenal switch.

The disadvantages. Irreversible. A large part of stomach will be removed, causing the formation of a new small pouch. The stomach also becomes sensitive to foods which can be quickly eaten and poorly chewed. And in order for the patients to avoid discomfort and vomiting, they would just eat slowly and more thoughtfully.

Possible stomach stretches. Because no device which can be used for stopping to overfill these stretches, what patients do is to eat foods which they usually eat. And because of constant overfilling, this will result to higher intake of calories and an increased weight. There are also other complications such as blood clots, infection, pain, pneumonia, etc.

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