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Gastric Sleeve Surgery in India

Gastric Sleeve Surgery  in India

Sleeve Gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is one of the common and successful procedures for weight loss with lower risks involved. It is a laparoscopic procedure which needs only 1-3 days of hospitalization and the patients can resume their regular life activities within a month of the surgery. An average of 60% excess weight loss is expected through this surgery which can be maintained easily. It is very helpful for the patients having a BMI higher than 35 and suffering from various comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, joint pain, high cholesterol and others.


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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost In India

For A Patient From United States

No. of Travellers 2
Days in Hospital 3
Days Outside Hospital 7
Total days in India 10
Treatment Cost USD 5,300

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Doctor for Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Dr. Deep Goel

Dr. Deep Goel

Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon

21 years of experience , New Delhi

Doctor for Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Dr. Arun Prasad

Dr. Arun Prasad

Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon

29 years of experience , New Delhi

Doctor for Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Dr Randeep Wadhawan

Dr Randeep Wadhawan

Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon

21 years of experience , New Delhi

Doctor for Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Dr. Raja T

Dr. Raja T

Obesity and Bariatric Surgeon

20 years of experience , Chennai

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Diagnosis for Gastric Sleeve Surgery
The procedure is not recommended for everyone. The individual must meet various criteria :

  • Have a body mass index of 40 or more
  • Have a body mass index of 35 and other morbidity related medical conditions
  • Should be between ages of 18 and 65 yrs
  • Should have  tried other weight loss methods
  • Should be healthy to have a surgery 
  • Must be aware of the potential risks and side effects
  • Must be willing to make lifestyle changes
  • Should be psychologically healthy 

Procedure for Gastric Sleeve Surgery 
Before procedure 

  • Patient will be evaluated by the surgical team, clinical dietitian and a psychologist.
  • Complete medical and surgical history will be taken . 
  • Series of preoperative blood tests and x-rays are performed to check fitness for surgery
  • If you are a smoker, you will be advised to stop smoking
  • You will be also advised to restrict certain medications before surgery  
  • The surgeon will explain you regarding the benefits, potential risks , after care after the surgery . 

During the Procedure 

  • The surgery takes about an hour.
  • Surgeon will make a few small cuts in your stomach and insert a laparoscope to view the inside 
  • The surgeon will then insert other medical instruments and remove 3/4 of your stomach. 
  • The remaining stomach is reattached to form  "sleeve" or tube. 
  • The procedure cannot be reversed 

After Procedure 

  • Hospitalization  for 2-3 days  before being  discharged. 
  • The patient is shifted to recovery with constant monitoring of the vitals 
  • There is pain during recovery , each person experiences pain differently.
  • Bowel movements Bowel movements may be difficult or painful. Constipation is present the first week post-operative.
  • Activity –Walk, Don’t lift anything heavy. You will feel fatigued and tired for up to a month after surgery  due to the reduced calorie consumption.
  • Advised to take liquids at regular intervals to avoid dehydration.

Factors Affecting Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like

  • The hospital, the patient chooses.
  • The room charges , OT , procedure charges 
  • Fee for the surgeon and team of doctors.
  • Cost of medicines 
  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures.
  • Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure.

Complications of Gastric sleeve surgery 
The surgeon performing the surgery will discuss with the bariatric patients both the benefits and risks of this procedure. Sleeve gastrectomy may cause complications like :

  • Bleeding 
  • Sleeve leaking 
  • Blood clots 
  • Wound infections 
  • Bowel obstruction 
  • Aversion to food and nausea 
  • Gastroparesis  a delay in moving food from the stomach to the small intestine
  • Vomiting
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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