Mini Gastric Sleeve
Sleeve gastrectomy is one of the best and most popular surgeries in recent times due to its impressive results in treating obesity and overweight problems. Obesity surgeries are still evolving for the better to achieve the best possible result for the patient with the least harm or complications.
The micro sleeve gastrectomy is a revolution in the field of bariatric surgeries and a new way for obese and overweight patients to get rid of obesity and its complications such as diabetes, heart disease, pressure, breathing problems and difficulties and other arthritis and increased blood cholesterol. Where the micro sleeve surgery is considered one of the best cosmetic obesity operations due to the small size of the openings through which the operation is performed, which are almost invisible.
How is the exact quantification process done?
The micro-gagging process does not differ from the traditional sleeve gastrectomy in essence, as it removes about 75-85% of the size of the stomach, which is called the longitudinal cut of the stomach. The equipment used, where the mini gastric sleeve gastrectomy is done through 3 small holes using modern surgical equipment, such as a microscope, whose thickness does not exceed 2 mm, and this adds to the process its special advantages, which we review below.
Advantages of micro quantification over other quantitative operations:
The use of modern equipment and new techniques added a lot to this process, made it less complicated, and reduced the occurrence of complications. It also improved the shape of the wound after the completion of the operation. The following are the advantages of the operation in points:
1- Do not leave traces of the wound, as it is done through very small openings using a microscope, which has a diameter of 2 mm, similar to the tooth of a syringe.
2- The same results as the traditional sleeve gastrectomy, but with less pain during and after the operation due to the small size of the wound.
3- The operation does not need to open the abdomen, which was done in the past in obesity operations. Surgical intervention with a scalpel has become very limited and is resorted to in certain cases according to the vision of the attending physician.
4- The operation reduced the risk of bleeding due to the difficulty of wound healing in cases of conventional surgery and laparotomy.
5- The use of the microscope made it easy to complete the entire operation procedures, and the operation became completed in less time.
6- Less damage to the body tissues and the best result after the operation in terms of the aesthetic appearance of the scars.
7- The least recovery period, as one can return to his normal life two days after the completion of the operation.
8- You do not need to stay in the hospital for a long time, but the patient can be discharged after only one day.
The microscope is inserted through very small openings, usually 3 openings, and the stomach is cut longitudinally. More than 80% of the size of the stomach is removed and taken out through one of the openings. The part that was discarded from the stomach includes the parts responsible for hormone production. Ghrelin, which is the hormone responsible for stimulating the feeling of hunger, then a wrapping suture is made over the stapling in order to ensure that no leakage or complications occur after the operation. After removing this part of the stomach, the size of the stomach becomes very small, and thus the amount of food that the person can eat decreases, and thus he reaches a state of satiety quickly and the quantities of food he eats decrease.
Post-op diet :
It is normal to follow a specific diet after the operation in order to adapt to the new size of the stomach and the speed of recovery.
The first week:
Liquids only, and the fluids are clear liquids, in order to ensure a speedy recovery and to avoid nausea or vomiting in the stomach. Avoid drinking beverages that contain caffeine such as coffee and soda, and more than drinking water, green tea, and chicken soup. In the second week: In the second week from the time of the operation, the person can eat more dense and protein-rich liquids, such as soup and diluted juices, but it is forbidden to drink full-fat milk and liquids that contain a high percentage of sugar.
In the third week:
A person can eat mashed or soft foods while continuing to avoid sugars and fats, making sure to consume 60-80 grams of protein per day, and drink sufficient amounts of water. He can eat reduced oatmeal, mashed potatoes, eggs, low-fat cheese and vegetables.
In the fourth week:
A person can eat solid foods such as low-fat meat, fish, vegetables and fruits, and it is forbidden to eat fried foods, sweets, soda and foods that contain high amounts of calories.