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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery in Kerala for Obesity Treatment

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Kerala is offered for obesity treatment. Highly skilled super specialist surgeons of Kerala perform the surgery for better outcome. Kerala is famous as holiday destination worldwide and apart from this it is now being considered as the best medical tourism destination. Medical facility provided in Kerala is attracting the patient’s crowd from the western countries as they seek treatment at low cost. Kerala is also famous for its exotic beaches and tourist locations that can be beneficial for faster recovery post treatment. So, patients can opt for Vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Kerala and can have a holiday with efficient results. What is Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) was originally part of a much older operation called the biliopancreatic diversion. By itself, laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection is a relatively new operation that was introduced to the United States in 2007. Through five or six small incisions, surgeon will use a stapling device to permanently remove 70 percent of the volume of the stomach. The result is a slender tube in the shape of a banana that maintains the natural openings leading to and from this new tubular “stomach.” No surgery is performed on the intestines. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is the best option for those who can not go for vertical bypass surgery because of health problem like high obesity. Within a month you will realize the effect of vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery.

Why Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The Vertical Gastrectomy is a reasonable solution to morbid obesity (BMI greater than 60Kg/M2). It can usually be done laparoscopically in patients weighing over 500 pounds. The stomach restriction that occurs allows these patients to lose more than 100 pounds and in many patients more than 200 pounds. This weight loss allows significant improvement in health and effectively "downstages" a patient to a lower risk group. Once the patients BMI is lower (35-40) they can return to the operating room for the "second stage" of the procedure, which can either be the Duodenal Switch, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or even a LapBand.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Procedure

Vertical sleeve Gastrectomy surgery procedure generates weight loss solely through gastric restriction (reduced stomach volume). The stomach is restricted by stapling and dividing it vertically and removing more than 85% of it. This part of the procedure is not reversible. The stomach that remains is shaped like a very slim banana and measures from 1-5 ounces (30-150cc), depending on the surgeon performing the procedure. The nerves to the stomach and the outlet valve (pylorus) remain intact with the idea of preserving the functions of the stomach while drastically reducing the volume. By comparison, in a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the stomach is divided, not removed, and the pylorus is excluded. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass stomach can be reconnected (reversed) if necessary. Note that there is no intestinal bypass with this procedure, only stomach reduction. The lack of an intestinal bypass avoids potentially costly, long term complications such as marginal ulcers, vitamin deficiencies and intestinal obstructions.

Advantages of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Advantages of Vertical sleeve Gastrectomy surgery:
  • Dimension of stomach is reduced which allow small amount of food.
  • Ghrelin secretion scrap is removed which stimulates hunger.
  • Lessen the probability of ulcer occurring.
  • Chance of intestinal blockage, vitamin and protein deficiency, anemia e.t.c. are abolished,
  • Shows high effect as a first stage on high BMI patients (BMI>55kg/m2) and partial results are promising as single stage for low BMI patients (BMI < 35-45kg/m2)
Disadvantages of Vertical Gastrectomy Procedure
  • Successful results depend on willingness to adopt long-term lifestyle changes.
  • Weight loss may be slower than combined restrictive/malabsorption procedures.
  • Not reversible since the stomach is removed. However, it can be converted or revised to the gastric bypass or duodenal switch, as necessary for higher BMI patients.
  • May be considered investigational by some surgeons and insurance companies.

Why Kerala?

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Kerala for obesity treatment is offered at low cost that is beneficial for patients who come from countries like UK and USA where surgery costs are too high. Forerunners HealthCare in India offers you the treatment along with the best medical care and accommodation and all other service required during the treatment and has tie ups with various hospitals having trained experienced surgeons in dealing with international patients. Kerala is famous for its alternative medical therapies such as Ayurveda, which help to rejuvenate and revitalize the body. What many tourists have now discovered is that Kerala has a pool of trained doctors and nurses and an excellent network of hospitals that offer international standard treatments at very affordable prices.

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