Sleeve Gastrectomy is done with the help of a camera called laparoscope. The surgeon makes 2-5 incisions and inserts the laparoscope through these incisions. The major portion of the stomach is removed, and the remaining parts are joined using surgical staples. The procedure approximately takes 60-90 minutes for completion.
Specialized healthcare provisions and experienced doctors, minimize the risks and complications associated with the procedure. However, a patient should be aware of all possible risks and complications, before undergoing the procedure:
- Adverse reaction to anaesthesia during the procedure.
- Post procedure infections
- Fluid collection or blood clotting, which may affect the lungs.
- Irregular bowels, vomiting and nausea, may be experienced.
- Body parameters like blood sugar may get affected adversely.
- Damage to the stomach and ulcers can be the long-term side effects.
- Malabsorption syndrome