Single Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy
Single Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Sleeve gastrectomy is an effective and safe method for treating obesity and obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Many people want to experience the multiple benefits of sleeve gastrectomy surgery, but they are concerned about the pain after the operation, or the scars on the skin from the operation. Therefore, we at Dr Mahmoud Zakaria Center perform the sleeve gastrectomy operation through only a single incision (opening) in the navel (umbilicus) to reduce pain after the operation, and to prevent scars or marks on the skin after the operation. We also use the patient-controlled analgesia painkiller (PCA) device, which prevents pain and makes the patient’s recovery faster after the operation. The PCA is a method of pain relief in which the patient controls the amount of pain medicine that is used. When pain relief is needed, the person can receive a preset dose of pain medicine by pressing a button on a computerized pump that is connected to a small tube.
The sleeve gastrectomy is the most common operation in the world for the treatment of obesity, as it is the first choice among obesity surgeries in all countries of the world.
The gastric sleeve operation reduces the amount of food you eat by removing 75% to 85% of the stomach, making the stomach roughly the size and shape of a small banana. This leads to a feeling of fullness after eating a small amount of food much less than before the operation. In addition, in the sleeve gastrectomy operation, we remove the part of the stomach that produces the Ghrelin hormone (the hunger hormone that is responsible for feeling hungry) which makes the patient less hungry after the surgery.
The Ghrelin hormone also plays a role in determining the level of sugar in the blood, so people with type 2 diabetes often see a direct decrease in their need for diabetes medication (especially oral medications) after gastric sleeve surgery. The gastric sleeve operation leads to a complete cure of type 2 diabetes in more than 60% of cases.