Obesity has become one of the serious problems of the modern era. According to the World Health Organization, the incidence of obesity has doubled since 1980.
If you suffer from obesity and want to lose weight safely and painlessly, the National Center of Surgery offers you a sleeve gastrectomy procedure.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a vertical resection of the stomach, which reduces the stomach volume. Together with the excised part, the hormone-producing cells are also removed, which are responsible for appetite. It is ghrelin that causes the feeling of hunger.
Today, there are several clinics in our city where this type of treatment is successfully used, but compared to other medical institutions, our clinic is multi-field. Thanks to this advantage, sleeve gastrectomy operations are successfully performed at the National Center of Surgery for many years and the number of grateful patients is increasing. The team of physicians of our clinic has a great experience in the treatment of 21st-century disease - obesity.
It is important to analyze that obesity is a chronic disease and not a cosmetic defect and can be accompanied by a number of diseases that threaten the health of the patient and reduces the quality of life. The excess weight is calculated according to the formula that is called Body Mass Index. The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height. The normal range is from 18.5 to 24.9. From 24.9 to 29, the patient Is overweight and above 30 obesity is diagnosed. If the BMI exceeds 35 except for obesity patients suffer from comorbid diseases (including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, arthritis, etc.) and their complications are clearly seen, it is possible to perform sleeve gastrectomy procedure as this will facilitate the regression of the above-mentioned diseases. Sleeve gastrectomy is the most effective in patients with morbid obesity (BMI > 40).
The National Center of Surgery offers free consultation of the head of the department of surgery Lekso Lagvilava and Endocrinologist Ana Chokhonelidze.
The clinic is equipped with the highest quality apparatus made by one of the most successful American transnational corporations - “Johnson & Johnson” company ETHICON, which is very important for successful operation and reduces the risks of complications. On the second day of the operation, the patient stands up, is active and goes home five days after operation. After one month the patient starts exercising.
The team of our doctors are preparing patients before the surgery: Surgeon, cardiologist, psychotherapist, therapist, endocrinologist and dietologist. They are planning and carrying out the whole course of diagnostics. The CT and MRI machines are available for patients for 24h a day. Thanks to the teamwork, the National Center of Surgery achieves successful results. The team consisting of different field doctors take care of pre-operative preparation, as well as post-operative weight correction and health monitoring.
It is better for a patient to see an endocrinologist 1 month before surgery. Evaluation of general condition is recommended for a patient and if the patient has comorbid illnesses, they should be managed during this period. The result of surgical intervention is individual and depends on the amount of excess kilograms of the patient. Excess weight is reduced gradually but the result is much more effective than just a diet therapy since the diet often tires the patient and the patient abolishes it, but after the operation, the volume of the stomach decreases. Consequently, the patient needs less food to feel satisfied and the result is achieved.
It is important to take into consideration that after the operation the weight loss is gradual and it is monitored by the endocrinologist because the organism may consider the fast weight loss as a stressor and different health problems may occur. To avoid these problems, a team of doctors are closely monitoring and managing the postoperative period of the patient to minimize the complications and side effects of the operation.
The clinic has not had any complications, but in case of necessity cardiac, therapeutic or intensive care unit treatment is provided.
Sleeve gastrectomy operation is financed by the universal health care program and private insurance companies with co-payment.
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