Gastric Sleeve

Sleeve gastrectomy, some people may suffer from weight gain and want a radical solution to obtain a harmonious body shape with beautiful details.

What is gastric sleeve?

This process means that it makes the stomach shape resemble a sleeve after cutting one part of it and leaving the other.

A process that fights obesity and brings the person to the ideal weight.

The doctor cuts about 70% of the size of the stomach, and the rest is in a vertical shape similar to a banana.

Types of sleeve gastrectomy

1-Sleeve operations by traditional surgery.

2-Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

What differentiates the two operations from each other is the method used during the operation and how it proceeds, as working with a medical endoscope does not need to make large incisions in the abdomen, unlike traditional surgery.

Gastric sleeve benefits

  • Take medical advice from a qualified doctor; The doctor asks for some analyzes of the scalp, tissues and the general condition of the body.
  • Getting rid of the external appearance of the accumulation of fat and obesity.
  • Reaching the desired weight after the gastric sleeve operation.
  •  Control the level of diabetes mellitus.
  • Adjust the heart rate.
  • Fighting diseases such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • The return of confidence after getting rid of obesity.
  • Symptoms after sleeve gastrectomy.
  • The possibility of bleeding.
  • Disorders that usually occur with all operations and are after recovery from anesthesia.
  • Leakage occurs as a result of stomach perforation.

Gastric sleeve side effects

Take medical advice from a qualified doctor; The doctor asks for some analyzes of the scalp, tissues and the general condition of the body.

Leakage in the stomach called early infusion.

Infection with infections.

Adjust the heart rate.

The occurrence of blood clots.

Feeling of nausea and vomiting.

As for the long-term damage:

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Stomach and intestine obstruction.

Stomach reflux cases.

Low blood sugar.

Terms of the sleeve process

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There are some people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and arterial disease, and the mass index should be between 35 to 40.

The mass index is between 30 to 35 kilograms per square for people with diabetes, and there is no regularity in its levels.

Sleeve gastrectomy method

Work to get rid of 75% of the stomach volume by cutting and removing it, using endoscopy or traditional surgery, and keeping the rest of the stomach in the
form of a sleeve (similar to a tube).

This procedure cannot be done with local anesthesia, but general anesthesia is used.

In laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made in the abdomen, not exceeding 3 cm, and on the contrary in traditional surgery.

Gas is pumped into the stomach so that the doctor can control the order of cutting the stomach. It should be noted that when using the endoscope, it is equipped with a camera that sends the progress of the operation to the monitor so that the doctor
can continue the work.

The doctor prescribes medicines to combat the nausea that the person suffers after the operation.

On the first day, the person is given fluids only, then start with soft and mashed foods and then gradually until reaching a healthy eating regime and habits.

Take nutritional supplements to avoid malnutrition.

This operation achieves great success in getting rid of obesity and combating many of its symptoms and accompanying diseases, and the success rate
reaches 98%.

Experiencing stomach pain after a sleeve gastrectomy is a routine pain because of an operation that takes time to be cured and for the body to get used to the change in its organs.

But attention should be paid to the fact that permanent vomiting is due to the problem of obstruction in the stomach, especially if this feeling is in the initial period of the operation, so the patient is advised to do a periodic follow-up with the doctor.

Where the doctor to relieve the resulting pain prescribe some medications for treatment.

This stage is for a period of 14 days, in which the nutritionist recommends eating from 60-80 grams of protein in the form of a shake with water, fat-free milk or fat-free broth, in addition to drinking a lot of clear liquids at a rate of 8 cups. This stage extends for a period of two weeks and given that the volume of The stomach becomes small, it is recommended to eat small meals during the day.

The nutritionist recommends during this period to stay away from soft drinks, sugars, carbohydrates, and caffeine and refrain from drinking liquids 30 minutes before eating a meal and also after eating for a full hour. Among the foods that the doctor recommends eating during this stage are foods rich in protein and found in the following sources:

The fish.

Egg whites. 

Fat-free soft cheese.

Mashed meat.

At this stage, solid foods can be eaten within controls, taking into account the following tips, in terms of the recommended amount of protein and clear liquids so that they remain the same. It is possible at this stage to add vegetables and fruits with a small amount of fat and sugar, but with great caution and caffeine
can be taken in a very small way.

And also very few calories, which usually range from 800-1200 calories and can reach 1500 calories after 18 months.

The most important and most important tips when eating after gastric sleeve.

Chew food well before swallowing.

Avoid drinking liquids while eating before and after at least 30 minutes.

Drink more water daily, at a rate of 8 glasses.

Eat protein at a rate of 60-80 grams per day, followed by vegetables and carbohydrates in order.

Excessive intake of vitamins.

Gradual introduction of new foods so that a person can see the reaction of the body.

Eat foods rich in vitamins and nutrients and stay away from processed and canned foods.

Eat low-carb foods that have a protein-calorie ratio of 10 to 1 or less.

Avoid eating oils, soft drinks, and consuming bread and soft foods with high calories, such as chocolate.

Operations to get rid of obesity and its symptoms undoubtedly increase and improve the chance of pregnancy and childbearing, because obesity is working to reduce and reduce fertility.

Fertility and the chance of pregnancy and childbearing increases after getting rid of obesity and reaching the appropriate weight.

By up to 60% of the person’s weight will be lost after a year of the operation, to reach the ideal weight after a year and a half at the latest.

Among the results of this process is an improvement in the level of sugar in the blood.

After the operation is performed in full, the recovery period begins, through the development of a healthy diet under the supervision of a specialized doctor.The program begins with drinking liquids, then ground food, and then gradually, after a month, the patient can return to his food, but with the commitment tovtaking nutritional supplements.

The body gradually begins to heal and heal the stomach after the operation, so the small openings in the abdomen heal, then the patient returns to his daily life after about a month and a half of the operation.

Its duration is from the date of the operation to seven days, during which clear fluids are taken at a rate of 30 to 60 milliliters per hour. The dietician 

determines the time period that the patient must take at this stage in addition to any type of fluid that must be taken, such as:


skimmed milk .

Sugar-free gelatin.

Fat-free broth.

At this stage, some light foods can be added, and this stage lasts from one to two weeks.

During which it is possible to eat soft meat and also eat well-cooked vegetables and consume about 80 grams of protein in addition to drinking clear liquids.
It is recommended that meals be intermittent at a rate of 5 small meals per day. During this period, you can eat three servings of fresh vegetables and add a small amount of fat as one share of ripe avocado It should be noted that you should eat high-quality proteins, including:

Chicken and fish.

Potatoes and green beans.

Bananas and carrots.

Fat-free cheese.

What are the effects of gastric sleeve surgery on pregnancy directly?

Irregular levels of sugar in the blood of a pregnant woman.

high blood pressure.

The possibility of a premature birth.

The birth is by caesarean section.

Some problems and disorders can reach the fetus and cause it to have abnormalities in its congenital structure.

When does pregnancy occur after gastric sleeve surgery?

As a result of the operation, many changes occur in the body, so there must be a period of time to adapt to all the changes that have occurred.

Usually, the body needs a year and a half to lose weight and reach the desired and ideal level. For this reason, we advise every woman who intends to become pregnant after the operation to wait for the period.

Sex after gastric sleeve

Obesity affects the practice of intimate relationship, because excess weight affects movement and it is not possible to perform all positions between spouses.

It cannot be denied that obesity among its symptoms is the reduction of fertility between the sexes, and thus the negative impact on pregnancy and

What are the benefits of gastric sleeve on sex?

  • Improvement in sexual function.
  • Both male and female will have a high sex drive.
  • An increase in sexual satisfaction between the two partners.
  • Reducing dependence on stimulant drugs and drugs for sexual intercourse if they were taken and used before.
  • Gradual improvement in performance and sexual intercourse.
  • An increase in the male hormone (testosterone).
  • The desire for intimacy increases in women.
  • An increase in fertility, whether sperm production for men or the ability to produce eggs for women and their ability to receive fertilization.