The Pros And Cons Of A Sleeve Gastrectomy

By Dorothy Anderson
Sleeve gastrectomy is a type of procedure which is being done to people who want to achieve weight loss. The process involves some surgical procedures in which the stomach will be reduced by 15 percent from the original size. And as a result of the removal process of stomach parts, a person may achieve a tube or sleeve like structure. However, a person may possibly experience stomach dilatation in the future.

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. Small portions of food can already satisfy the patients. This can be considered as one main advantage that the procedure provides. And this is because after the sleeve gastrectomy, patients become satisfied already with the small portions of food they eat. This has been caused by two common reasons. First is letting the chemicals that are involved in hunger will go down. And second is food storage becomes smaller, requiring lesser food amount.

And for this reason, much lesser amount of calories will be consumed which will surely result to loss in weight. However, this can be more effective when combined with proper physical exercise and healthy diet. And since there is loss of weight, there will also be an improvement in diabetes, reflux, blood pressure, fatty liver disease, and other health 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 inserted foreign devices. Gastric bands are not inserted inside the body, and so, there is nothing that may possibly slip and erode which can cause infection. With the use of laparoscopy process, the surgery may also be performed to the extremely obese people. And if the desired weight loss is not achieved, other alternatives are duodenal switch or gastric bypass.

The disadvantages. It is irreversible. This involves the formation of new small pouch because of removing a large stomach part. With this, the stomach starts on becoming food sensitive, specifically when the foods taken is not chewed properly. To eat more thoughtfully and slowly is what patients often do when they vomit and feel discomfort.

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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