Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Resorting to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is the ideal option for all people who are trying to get rid of excessive obesity in various ways to no avail. If the body mass index exceeds 40, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is the ideal option. What is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy? What about the conditions for undergoing this operation? What are the benefits of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy? How long does it take a patient to recover from gastric sleeve surgery? This is what we will know between these lines.

What is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy :

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is an operation that falls under the section of obesity surgeries or weight loss operations that aim to lose excess weight by reducing the size of the stomach by removing approximately 80% of its original size.

Reducing the size of the stomach through laparoscopy leads to a reduction in food quantities, in addition to some other hormonal changes that help in weight loss.

Why undergo gastric bypass surgery?

Undergoing laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery protects you from many risks of obesity, such as:

  1. Cardiovascular diseases.
  2. diabetes.
  3. Hypertension.
  4. brain attack.
  5. High cholesterol.

Conditions for undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy without surgery:

Gastric reduction surgery should not be the first choice for any patient, but rather it is usually the last choice after many failed attempts:

  1. The body mass index must exceed 40.
  2. If your mass index exceeds 35 and you suffer from health problems.
  3. The patient must be ready to change his lifestyle.

Benefits of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy:

The advantages of performing gastric sleeve operations using laparoscopy are as follows:

  1. Lose approximately 60% of your excess weight within one to two years.
  2. Improve your health, especially if you suffer from heart disease and diabetes.
  3. The ability to perform daily life tasks more efficiently.

Steps of the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure:

There are 3 stages of laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery:

  1. Pre-op.
  2. During the operation.
  3. Post-op.

First, before stomach reduction surgery:

The patient must adhere to some instructions, such as:

  1. Quit Smoking.
  2. Stop drinking drinks that contain caffeine.
  3. Adhere to the doctor’s instructions regarding eating or drinking before the operation.
  4. Conducting all required medical examinations and tests.

Secondly, during the gastric sleeve procedure:

Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery is performed by:

  1. During the laparoscopic sleeve procedure, the patient undergoes general anesthesia.
  2. The doctor makes 3 to 6 small incisions in the abdomen.
  3. The laparoscope, a tiny video camera, and surgical instruments are inserted through the abdominal openings.
  4. The doctor performs a vertical gastric stapling, removing approximately 80% of the stomach volume.

Third, after gastric sleeve surgery:

  1. The patient only takes fluids during the first period (about a week).
  2. Food is introduced gradually and the patient initially eats pureed food.
  3. The patient takes the necessary vitamins and nutritional supplements that contain calcium.

How long does it take to recover from laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy?

  1. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy recovery takes about 2 to 3 weeks for the incision wound to heal.
  2. The gastric bypass heals after about a month.
  3. After that, the patient can return to his normal life, but according to the instructions of the specialist surgeon regarding food.

The best non-surgical gastric sleeve surgery center:

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a sensitive operation and has many complications if it is not performed in a specialized center and by a distinguished surgeon.

  1. Elite Care Center is one of the most important specialized clinics that provides integrated services.
  2. The center’s obesity surgery clinic was established by Dr. Ahmed Al-Nabil in 2010.
  3. Professor Dr. Ahmed Al-Nabil is a consultant upper gastrointestinal surgeon.
  4. Also a consultant in obesity and laparoscopic surgery.
  5. The center relies on the latest equipment to perform gastric sleeve surgery using laparoscopy.
  6. Elite Care Center also provides a discount of up to 20% on laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy


At Elite Care Clinics, you are in a place characterized by professionalism and adherence to all medical standards that protect the patient from exposure to any complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.


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