You can go for obesity surgery if you are suffering from Morbid Obesity. The other name for this surgery is bariatric surgery. If your BMI (body mass index) is higher than 35, your doctor may recommend this surgery. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a very safe choice for Bariatric surgery Kolkata. It is the most commonly performed Bariatric surgery Worldwide.

Reasons to consider LSG surgery

You can undergo LSG surgery for the following reasons:

  1. Your doctor may advise you to go for LSG as the primary weight-loss surgery if your BMI is more than 35 & you are suffering from diabetes, hypertension, low back pain and sleep apnea.
  2. LSG can be beneficial in comparison to other weight-loss surgeries, which are longer and more complicated if you have heart, lung, liver problems or other risk factors for surgery. It is also a safe procedure if you are older.
  3. The first surgery option can be LSG if your BMI is more than 60. In this surgery, you will lose enough weight to go for a more extensive type of weight-loss surgery after that. It can be risky to directly go for some forms of bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of more than 60.

Weight-loss benefits of LSG

After LSG, most people will lose almost >60% of their excess body weight in the first 2 years. There is also a decrease in the severity of obesity-related problems including high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, low back pain or diabetes after having LSG.

The procedure

All Bariatric surgeries are Laparoscopic surgeries or microsurgeries (Liposuction is not a Bariatric surgery). You will be completely unconscious under the effect of general anaesthesia during the whole procedure. Your belly is the place where the best laparoscopic surgeon in Kolkata makes about five small incisions. During the procedure, he/she inserts a thin, long telescope and a tiny camera is attached to that telescope. The surgeon also inserts the other instruments through the instruments to remove almost 80% of your stomach. The surgeon will view the interior of your stomach on a TV screen in the operating room during the surgery.

In this procedure, the surgeon takes out the part of your stomach curving outward. This part is called the fundus. He/she will close the rest of the stomach in the form of a tube. It now looks like a banana or a shirt sleeve. That is why this procedure got the name sleeve gastrectomy. While eating, you will get filled quickly as you have a smaller stomach. This will help you to eat less and keep your weight in control. A hormone called ghrelin is secreted by most of the stomach area that was part of the fundus taken out by the surgeon. This hormone plays a role in making you feel hungry. Therefore, you feel less hungry when that part of the stomach is taken out and this also helps in losing weight. The duration of the surgery is about 2 hours. You may need to stay in the hospital for 2 days after the surgery.