The process of gastric sleeve or (stomach stapling) is one of the solutions to the problem of excessive obesity that some suffer from and is resorted to when weight loss fails, whether by exercising or subjecting to severe diet (diet) or eating mixtures and drugs that work to lose weight, while the process of gag stomach At the Park International Center, it works to reduce the feeling of hunger and thus reduce the amount of food the patient is eating. Many patients prefer this surgical option, unlike other weight-loss processes. As the stomach sleeve does not involve altering the intestinal tract or Malabsorption.
Sleeve gastrostomy is a non-surgical process in which 70-80% of the stomach is removed, from the neck of the stomach to the beginning of the small intestine, and this means converting the shape of the stomach into a tube similar to what is in Khartoum, i.e. defining a new shape of the stomach and stopping the rest of the stomach, i.e. without cutting Any part of it, as is the section responsible for secreting the appetite hormone.
This process works to make food pass through the stomach without settling in it, which leads to a feeling of satiety, thus reducing the amount of food, without any impact on the function of absorbing nutrients.
Gastric sleeve features:
Reducing the patient’s diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease and high cholesterol caused by being overweight.
Not having any problem with the intestinal tract because the stomach is performing its usual function to the fullest.
Get a slim body and get rid of extra fat.
The course of digestion is not reoriented and the intestine is left in place, so digestion occurs naturally. The lack of postoperative nutrition is also minimal.
Dumping syndrome does not occur while the outlet of the stomach, called the portal valve, remains fixed, unlike the gastric bypass.
It does not require gastric implantation or the use of anything external until it is transplanted into the body, modified or mobilized, as is the case in the process of linking the stomach.
There is less chance of ulcers than gastric bypass.
Sleeve gastrostomy way:
The process is carried out in our center by specialized doctors with high experience in this field, where the doctor begins in turn explaining the process of the patient to the patient and the expected results thereafter.
The gastrostomy is performed using the general anesthesia of the patient, then the stomach is reduced and approximately 80% of it is eliminated, then the stomach is stitched with staples, which leads to a small sized stomach without causing any disruption in its work or functions.
The patient needs to stay for two days or more in our center under the care of an experienced nursing staff in order to check on his safety and to conduct tests and radiographic images to ensure the success of the process and the absence of any complications. Also, a respirator is placed to help the patient breathe easily and avoid a cough in order not to cause pressure on the stomach.
This process is performed laparoscopic, that is, there will be fewer incisions. This means the lowest chance of infection and a much faster recovery time, and the part that produces ghrelin is removed or separated from the stomach which is the hormone responsible for creating the feeling of hunger, so the feeling of hunger will become less.
After gastric sleeve process:
After the surgery, you must drink clear fluids and by the time you leave the hospital you can eat pureed foods and protein shakes for 4 weeks.
You must change the way you eat food forever after that, because in the first month you will move to eating hard and soft foods slowly. In addition, there are other indicators to consider:
Chew well before food is swallowed.
Do not drink while eating, as this may cause your new stomach to become full.
Drink liquids 30 minutes after finishing food.
Avoid high-calorie soft drinks and snacks.
Eat vitamins and minerals as nutritional supplements every day permanently.
After two or three months, you can move to regular meals, but you will not be able to eat as much as you used to. As your new stomach size becomes small.
Cons of the stomach sleeve:
All the damage that this process can cause are either temporary or because of lack of commitment to the doctor’s instructions or because of the doctor’s lack of experience, namely:
The possibility of the disintegration of the staples that permeate the stomach, in the event of eating large quantities of food and not observing the doctor’s instructions.
Feeling nauseous after gastric sleeve surgery due to the change in their diet for a short period after the process until the stomach gets used to its new diet.
Feeling cold in the first period due to fat loss and a change in diet.
The stomach may return and widen after several years if the patient does not adhere to a specific diet according to the doctor’s instructions.
Specialists at Park International Medical Center prefer gastric sleeve or gastric bypass rather than gastric bypass. Because they most certainly want the patient’s process to succeed as most surgeons care about the patient’s health, so the decision to choose our center will be an important decision to successfully establish the gastrostomy.