What is the gastric sleeve operation?
Sleeve gastrectomy is one of the most popular weight-loss operations, and it is a very simple and safe surgical procedure, through which a part of the stomach is removed, about 70% of its original size, which reduces the size of the stomach, and helps reduce the amount of food intake.
There are several different types and methods of gastric sleeve surgery, which are determined by the attending physician according to the person’s condition and the amount of fat they have.
What is the gastric balloon operation?
The gastric balloon operation is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, performed under local anesthesia, and aims to lose weight, as it depends on reducing the size of the stomach, by inserting the balloon, which reduces the amount of food intake, which leads to weight loss.
There are three types of gastric balloon operation, and the doctor determines the most appropriate type for the patient, according to the size of the fat mass that the patient has, and they are as follows:
It is a single balloon, which is inserted into the stomach and filled with saline solution.
It is two balloons, and it looks exactly like the Oropera.
It enters the stomach through small capsules, and is filled with nitrogen gas.
The balloon is left in the stomach for a period of time ranging from six months to nine months, a period determined by the doctor according to the weight of the patient.
Gastric bypass surgery
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed under general anesthesia, and takes between 2 to 4 hours. During which the stomach is reduced in size by connecting the upper part of the stomach and immediately diverting its path to the small intestine, so that food is directed to the upper section only without the lower section, and therefore when the patient eats a little food, they feel full immediately, as if their stomach had been filled with food.
Today, thanks to the gastric bypass operation, we can get rid of high percentages of excess weight, up to 80% of our normal weight, and avoid many diseases that may threaten our health and our lives.