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This procedure is ideal for those suffering from extreme obesity, or those suffering from problems related to obesity.
How much weight can I hope to lose?
Weight loss is greater than gastric bands but less than gastric bypass or duodenal switch surgery.
1 year: 30% to 50% weight loss.
2 years: 60% to 70% of excess weight loss.
3 years: Around 70% but not enough clinical data.
If dietary guidelines are not followed, it is possible to regain weight after significant weight loss.
There are few instances of complications from SGS, but they can be serious. Leaks along the staple line is the biggest concern and is very serious. There is also a chance of excessive bleeding, infection, and injury to the liver or the spleen.
No, it won’t. However, if you continue to overeat and do nofollow a strict exercise plan, you run the risk of expanding your stomach and gaining weight.
Because part of the stomach is removed, a gastric sleeve is not reversible.
Just a half- or full cup of food will make you full. You will be feel fit and energetic, even as you continue to lose weight.
Extreme pain following surgery is rare. Still, patients are given medication to deal with pain should it occur.
An 18-month waiting period is recommended before trying to conceive after weight loss surgery. Even if you believe you can’t conceive, it is safe to use birth control. This is a period when your body loses weight quite rapidly, and any added stress might pose a health risk.
They’re made of titanium. You can have an MRI scan, and you can go through the detectors at the airport without any problems.
SGS reduces your food intake drastically. But it has to be supported by dietary and lifestyle changes. Foods should be low in fats and oil, but nutritionally rich – high in protein, vitamins and minerals. Fibrous foods, such as asparagus, should be avoided.