You should first know the risks and benefits of sleeve gastrectomy, mini gastric bypass and Roux-en -y gastric bypass. For high-risk patients and super obese patients, we advise LSG as a first-stage procedure prior to gastric bypass. Ultimately, the decision regarding which procedure to perform is based on each patient’s operative risk, their expectations and goals for surgical weight-loss and is decided by a bariatric surgeon.
Minimal hair loss, vitamin B12 and Iron deficiency anemia are the main side effects. However, they are rare and can be managed with medications. As sleeve only restricts the amount of food you can consume post-surgery, there are no long term complications either. Complications that can happen include a leak from the sleeve resulting in an infection or abscess, deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, narrowing of the sleeve (stricture). However, at our center, the total complication rate is less than 1% which is similar to other procedures, like a gall bladder or hernia surgery.
We encourage you to walk 3 – 4 hours after the surgery, as being active and mobile reduces the risk of deep vein thrombosis. On third day, you are discharged from the hospital and you can return to work within a week.
Yes you can if you are not careful with the intake of high calorie liquids or junk food as consumption of them could lead to increased caloric intake. Long term over eating can cause stretching/ dilatation of the sleeve which can lead to weight regain. Good healthy eating habits and regular exercise form the cornerstones of success after bariatric surgery.
You will need to be on a liquid diet for first 15 days after the surgery. This is followed by 15 days of semi-solid foods and then you progress onto solids. Within 2 months you can have all kinds of foods though in limited quantities.
Few of the patients have a habit of over eating and in such cases sleeve can dilate because of the repeated pushes with food from inside. In order to prevent sleeve dilatation, a non-adjustable band can be placed on the upper part of the sleeve. For the long term (> 10 years) success of sleeve gastrectomy, this can be a preferred.
Bariatric Surgery cost varies from 2.5 lakhs to 4 lakhs based on the patients BMI, comorbid conditions, room category & hospital choice.