Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 4:  Dr. Harsh Sheth, a renowned bariatric surgeon, has successfully performed gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery on several patients with obesity-related medical issues, helping them achieve their weight-loss goals and improve their overall health.

Doctors recommend a gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, to patients who complain of obesity-related health issues such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or type 2 diabetes along with a body mass index – BMI of 35 or higher or have a BMI of 40. 

In response to the concern regarding the effectiveness of gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery, Dr. Harsh Sheth states,’ My patients have lost nearly 60% of their extra weight in 1 – 1.5 years after their gastric sleeve surgery if they follow the recommended diet, exercising and other guidelines.’

Gastric sleeve surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed using a laparoscope. The main aim of this surgery is to remove nearly 3/4 of the stomach and reduce the patient’s food consumption. Then, the bariatric surgeon shapes the remaining stomach like a tube or sleeve, which reduces the patient’s food consumption. 

The procedure takes nearly 60-90 minutes to complete, followed by a short stay at the hospital for observation and recovery. The gastric sleeve weight loss surgery is a simple, safe and quick procedure, hence recommended to people unsuitable for a longer procedure. 

Gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is generally recommended to patients whose previous attempts to lose weight, such as diet and exercise, have failed. The bariatric surgeon conducts an extensive evaluation of the physical as well as mental health of the patient. In addition, the patient is extensively counselled in the required lifestyle modifications post-surgery to attain and maintain ideal body weight.

Dr. Harsh Seth shares a patient story of a 24-year-old female with class III obesity, BMI = 48 kg/m2, along with infertility, pre-diabetes and endometriosis. Also, she wanted to bear children. After extensive evaluation, she underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. She adopted a healthy regimen and lost 45 kg over 18 months after surgery and has normal blood sugar levels. Currently, she is nurturing her pregnancy after undergoing a successful IVF treatment. 

Dr. Harsh Sheth elaborates on the essential lifestyle changes patients need to follow after the sleeve gastrectomy, which includes diet planning and eating right. In addition, the patient has to consume the recommended calorie intake and avoid sugary foods, caffeine, carbonated beverages, junk food, and processed food. 

Instead, the patient should drink more water and consume seasonal fruits and vegetables along with healthy proteins. It is advisable to avoid fluid intake 30 minutes before and after meals post-bariatric surgery. He also adds that patients should eat slowly and thoroughly chew their food. They should have one or two bites per minute to prevent discomfort, nausea and bloating. Exercising for at least 30 – 45 minutes is a must. 

Dr. Harsh Sheth concludes that gastric-sleeve weight loss surgery is a type of bariatric surgery in which the stomach’s size is greatly reduced and hence the patient gets less hungry.  Along with this surgery, the recommended dietary recommendations and exercise regimen are equally important to shed excess weight and regain health. 

About Dr. Harsh Sheth

Dr. Harsh Sheth is one of the best bariatric surgeons in Mumbai, with ten years of experience in advanced gastro-intestinal surgeries. He is a consultant in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery across top hospitals in Mumbai. Dr Sheth’s expertise in performing gastric sleeve surgery has made him one of Mumbai’s most sought-after bariatric surgeons. He is committed to helping his patients achieve their weight loss goals on evidence-based protocols at a reasonable cost and lead a healthier and happier life.

Dr. Harsh Sheth is available at 

Saifee hospital

15/17, Maharshi Karve Rd, Charni Road East, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400004

Mobile: +91-9819388836



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