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.

This procedure may have some limitations such as this should be performed only to people having a body mass index or BMI which is above 40. This is being considered as the best solution that people if ever other ways of diet do not work to them. However, this procedure of sleeve gastrectomy New Jersey comes with different advantages and disadvantages which people in New Jersey must consider.

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 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 risks for dumping syndrome. After performing a gastric sleeve process, having the pyloris or outlet valve remain intact is an advantage unlike bariatric operations. Thus, patients will not worry on the risks for dumping syndrome. With this risk, taken food passes into the part of stomach which is unaffected by the gastric juice which can possibly cause indigestion, diarrhea, pain, or any 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. Being irreversible. It involves the removal of large stomach parts and forms new small pouch. A stomach will start to become sensitive to the food being eaten especially when it is chewed poorly. Patients can avoid this kind of discomfort and often vomiting by eating slowly and thoughtfully.

Stomach may possibly stretch. Patients will always try on eating the same food because there is no device which can stop overfilling in the stretches. And since there is constant overfilling, more food will be consumed, increasing weight and calorie intake. Other possible complications would include pneumonia, post operative pain, infection, blood clots, etc.

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