Some people think that being obese means suffering from excess weight only, but that is not true. Obesity does not appear alone; it accompanies many other diseases and weighs heavily on the patient.
In this article, we will discuss a lot of things that you may concern about obesity and how to get rid of it.
First, we need to know the causes that lead to obesity:
1- Excessive intake of starches and sweets in large quantities, which causes the stomach to expand and gain a lot of extra weight. Some believe that this is the most common cause of obesity, but this is not true.
2- The decrease in the rate of metabolism is one of the most common causes of obesity.
3- Hormonal imbalances and changes that may occur during puberty, pregnancy, or with the use of contraceptives that contain hormones; All of this contributes significantly to the incidence of obesity in women.
4- Lack of mobility and physical activity in both women and men lead to the accumulation of fat in different parts of the body and therefore obesity.
5- A person's genetic or hereditary predisposition may cause him to develop obesity.
6- Disturbed sleep may also cause obesity because sleep disturbances lead to the secretion of the Ghrelin hormone, which causes a feeling of hunger.
Are there different types of obesity, or is it just one type?
Obesity is divided into several types:
1- Simple obesity: when the body mass index of the patient is more than 25 and is considered the least dangerous type.
2-Moderate or local obesity: when the body mass index is more than 30 and it is called local obesity because of the accumulation of fat in certain parts of the body such as the abdominal area or the waist.
3-Severe obesity: when the body mass index of the patient is 35 or more, which requires weight loss through bariatric surgery.
In this article, we will discuss one of the most important and most common bariatric surgeries, which is Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery.
Is the Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery different from the Classic Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Classic Gastric Sleeve Surgery:
Bariatric surgeons cut the stomach to resemble a sleeve and reduce it by approximately 80% with the removal of the part responsible for secreting the hunger hormone.
The patient can control his appetite by reducing the amount of food received and by getting rid of the hunger hormone, but this technique does not allow him to benefit from all the nutritional values and vitamins present in the food.
Dr. Heikal Mahmoud has invented the gastric sleeve (J shape), which is a unique technique that allows an obese patient to succeed in losing weight while retaining the ability to absorb vitamins from food and benefit from them.
Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery:
Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery by Dr. HeikalMahmoud is a development of the idea of the sleeve gastrectomy (J shape) and offers an important advantage for the obese patient. The Banded Gastric Sleeve surgery is the appropriate surgery for obese patients who are afraid of returning excess weight. The technique used in Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery is the guarantee that this will not happen again, as Dr. Heikal Mahmoud installs a silicone ring to surround the stomach preventing its expansion and increase in size again in the case of overeating. Thus, the obese patient can be reassured that obesity can’t return after the Banded Gastric Sleeve surgery by the best bariatric surgeon in Egypt, Dr. Heikal Mahmoud.
Are there complications of Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery and should I be concerned about these complications?
Some complications can occur with Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery, but you don't have to worry.
So what are the complications and why shouldn’t I worry?
1- Leakage is one of the complications that may occur during Banded Gastric Sleeve surgery, but you do not have to worry about that because Dr. Heikal Mahmoud is characterized by his long experience, skill, and professionalism as a bariatric surgeon. Everything during surgery is studied including the choice of the appropriate staples for the thickness of the stomach tissue to avoid any leakage and for further assurance; Dr. Heikal Mahmoud injects a blue-colored dye into the stomach to detect any leakage before the surgery is finished.
It is worth mentioning that there is an important role for the patient to avoid leakage after surgery, which is to implement the doctor’s instructions accurately and not to eat food that is not authorized by Dr. Heikal Mahmoud until the stomach is completely healed.
2- Bleeding is one of the complications of Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery, but you do not have to worry about that either. Dr. Heikal Mahmoud does not rely only on his experience, but he is keen to use the best and latest technologies and devices during surgery to avoid any bleeding and to apply the highest standards of Safety and international quality.
3- Infection which is easily avoided by choosing Dr. Heikal Mahmoud, as he is keen to use the best techniques and sterilization devices that are highly efficient to ensure the maintenance of the overall patients' health.
4- In the long run, some complications such as GERD and intestinal obstruction may occur, and they can be easily avoided by carefully implementing the instructions of Dr. Heikal Mahmoudafter surgery.
How can I overcome my fear of anesthesia during surgery and pain after surgery?
1- You can overcome your fear of anesthesia during surgery by choosing Dr. Heikal Mahmoud, because he is keen on selecting the best medical team to work with, including selecting the best anesthetists who will study your health status, any diseases, or health problems you may suffer from, any medications you may be taking and know your actual weight to calculate the dose of anesthesia very accurately to be effective, safe and perfectly suitable for you.
2- You can overcome your fear of pain after the Banded Gastric Sleeve surgery by choosing Dr. Heikal Mahmoud because he is keen to use the PCA device to relieve pain after the surgery. PCA is a small device that is installed and the patient is given a button to control the device.
The device injects a pre-calculated dose of analgesic every hour after the surgery to avoid feeling any pain.
And in case of feeling any sudden pain, the patient can press the control button to inject another dose of the analgesic.
Banded Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Dr. Heikal Mahmoud is one of your choices to get rid of obesity and excess weight healthily and safely, besides the advantage of all the nutritional values and vitamins while ensuring the unreturned excess weight.