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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy


Obesity is considered as one of the most common cause for many diseases and disorders in humans. Being a little plump though will not affect everyone. You can tell if you are overweight or obese once you know your body mass index (BMI). An obese person is one who has a BMI in the 30+ range. Those who have a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered to be overweight. Ideally you should aim to keep your BMI between 20 and 25. Here is why people become overweight or obese :

  • Consume excess calorie than what they expend
  • Lead a sedentary lifestyle and lack physical exercises
  • Lack of adequate sleep
  • Consume foods that interfere with the production of endocrine
  • Medications received for another ailment
  • Genetic disposition of an individual

If you are normal in all other respect, a higher than normal BMI should not unduly bother you. You can always correct it by doing regular exercises and eating sensibly. However, medical attention becomes essential if your body does not respond to normal treatments even under medical supervision.

When your body does not respond to normal treatment – usually a regimen of exercises and diet, your doctor will suggest a bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery refers to a group of surgeries aimed at bringing down a person’s body weight. Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the commonest of surgeries performed on patients for containing obesity.


Benefits of Sleeve Gastric Surgery

Sleeve gastric surgery in India is available in major hospitals. The advantages of gastric sleeve surgery India are many. Here are some.

  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Keeps type 2 diabetes under control
  • Reduces cholesterol level in blood
  • Sleep apnea is controlled

Gastric sleeve surgery India also lends well to laparoscopic methods, which is minimally invasive. The benefits are that the patient is able to recover faster, has a smaller scar at the site of surgery, less time is spent on recovery and generally leaves the patient more confident.


Risk Factors in Sleeve Gastric Surgery

Like in all major surgery types, there is an element of risk involved in the sleeve gastric surgery also. However most of them are controllable by taking precautionary steps at the appropriate time under the guidance of a qualified surgeon. Here are the risk factors :

  • Perforation of the stomach
  • Bleeding necessitating blood transfusion
  • Wounds and infections to the gastric system
  • Injury to spleen during surgery

Other body organs not directly connected to the digestive system can also be affected. The organs that can potentially be affected include: lungs, heart, kidney and liver. Proper care will however protect the patient.


Gastric Sleeve Surgery at Manipal

When you do a gastric surgery sleeve, ensure that you are in the care of a good hospital with good facilities, trained surgeons and exemplary laboratory technicians. It is best if the hospital has all the testing facilities within the hospital premises. The advantage is that the patient will not be moved out too often and cause risk to his or her life.

Manipal Hospitals is among the better known hospitals in India ideally suited to perform gastric sleeve surgery. The hospital group has many healthcare facilities at multiple locations and each of them is equipped with the latest equipment. They have a whole range of equipment for MRI, ultrasound, organ function tests, heart investigation, X-rays, complex blood tests and still many others.

Manipal Hospitals employs some of the best known doctors in their facilities. The paramedical staffs are highly trained and therefore are able to give timely assistance when the patient needs it. This is the reason why people from all over the world come here for gastric sleeve surgery India.

To know more about, the facilities available for gastric sleeve surgery, you can either contact the hospital or send an email.