Many people in the world are affected with the growing problem of obesity. It is a common problem seen both in the teenagers and most of the adults these days. When the BMI (Body Mass Index) value of a person reaches 40 it is called morbid obesity condition. Over eating habits, eating junk food and lack of physical exercise lead to this condition. In fact, it also leads to other associated chronic disorders like heart diseases, diabetes, sleep apnoea, hypertension, etc, which are fatal and dangerous for any human being. Worst part of morbid obesity is that there are chances of all these diseases striking at once, thus, worsening the condition. Thanks to medical science, now there are many surgical methods being used to prevent deaths from obesity. One of the most popular and successful weight reduction surgeries to tackle morbid obesity is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
This is a restrictive type of bariatric surgery known for its excellent post operation results. It involves surgical removal of the left side of the stomach or the greater curvature. This removal results into a new and sleek banana sized abdomen. Since this surgery does not involve any reconnecting of the intestines, it is simpler than the gastric bypass or the duodenal switch surgeries.
It is a highly effective procedure as most of the patients lose 30 to 50% of their excess body weight over next 2 years. It is one of the most cost-effective options among all kinds of bariatric weight loss surgeries available today. There are many advantages of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy over other methods; like it is technically a simpler operation than the gastric bypass as no reconnection of intestines is involved. The stomach is reduced in size, but tends to function normally and digestion process is not affected. Moreover, unlike the lap-band procedure this method does not require the implantation of any artificial device like silicon band in the body.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy minimizes the chances of an ulcer formation in the abdomen. Unlike in other weight reduction surgeries, patients feel full with liquids like juices or cold drinks. It also eliminates the portion of the abdomen, which produces the hunger stimulating hormones called Ghrelin. High success rate and low risk factors make this type of bariatric surgery one of the most popular and safe solutions to treat morbid obesity. Patients have achieved excess weight loss of 60 to 90% over the next two years. Similarly 90 to 98% resolution of associated life-threatening disease is observed. There is little or no mal absorption after the operation. Many people are happily embracing the method and leading a much healthier happier life today.