Treating obesity with a gastroplasty sleeve: 7 things to know
Until now, when a person was considered obese, only a surgical intervention had been proposed by coeliosopy (3 or 4 small openings at abdomen) to help him lose weight. 3 types of techniques were proposed:
- The installation of a gastric ring
- The sleeve gastrectomie
Today, two new non-surgical solutions can be envisaged to treat obesity:
The latest begins to be proof and its interests are multiple.
1/ What is sleeve gastroplasty ?
This technique consists in reducing stomach by non-resorbable sutures.
Intervention is realized under general anesthesia by fibroscopy.
The objective is that the person feed rassasiee for lesser quantities of food.
2/ Who can benefit from a sleeve gastroplasty ?
They are considered eligible for this form of sleeve, the people being in non-morbid obesity having a BMI index less than 40.
The purpose is to take things in order to avoid switching to a wider rate of BMI and to avoid a surgery, more heavy to be supported.
3/ What is the pre-intervention medical evaluation?
It is recommended by medical experts to perform a complete pre-operative check-up.
- Appointment with a gastroenterologist
- Meeting with a dietician, a nutritionist and a psychologist
- Biological examinations
- Anesthesia consultation
4/ How does the intervention work?
It is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately 1h15.
This is the time needed to perform a few sutures on the stomach using wire and needle and through the mouth.
The patient will go out the next day.
5/ And after the intervention?
This is where the most important issue for the patient lies.
The return to a solid diet is done in stages
First liquid, then semi-liquid to achieve a normal diet in one month.
It will be important to maintain a healthy, balanced and balanced diet afterwards by listening to your food sensations and managing the food intake associated with emotions.
Regular physical activity adapted to your physical condition (even walking) is also strongly recommended.
6/ How many pounds can we expect to lose?
If the previously mentioned tips are followed the patient can expect a weight loss of about 15 to 20 kg in 6 months, according to the study Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty fot Obesity.
The continuation of weight loss is correlated with follow-up.
7/ How much does the intervention cost and where is it practiced?
This intervention costs between € 7,000 and € 8,000 and is not covered by social security.
It is practiced in private clinics and some hospitals.
Ask your doctor or contact us to make an appointment.
Remember that once medical practice has been performed, the patient - accompanied, of course - remains the only master on board his body.
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