Single-port gastric sleeve
What is a Single-port gastric sleeve?
A single-port gastric sleeve in Egypt is a laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure through only one surgical opening in the navel area.
It is one of the latest techniques of bariatric surgery now and the best form, as the operation leaves no trace of any scars or surgical openings.
It is also called Single Port Gastrectomy.
Normal Gastric sleeves And a single-port one:
You may wonder, dear reader what is the difference between a normal laparoscopic gastric sleeve and a single port one?
The difference is that the normal gastric sleeve is performed through 4-5 surgical openings, through which the camera is inserted, laparoscopic tools, surgical staplers and the gastric output that has been cut out.
While Single-port gastric sleeve is done through only one surgical opening in the navel, which is a completely invisible place. Through this single port, all laparoscopic tools are inserted and the entire operation is performed.
Which is easier for a surgeon, a regular laparoscopic gastric sleeve or a single port one?
You may have come to the right answer, yes, a regular gastric sleeve is easier for a surgeon than a single-port one. This is because it is difficult for the surgeon to make a full-step gastric sleeve from a single surgical opening. It requires a lot of accuracy, experience and skill.
Dr. Osama Khalil is proud to perform many Single-port gastric sleeve surgeries to satisfy the patients' dream of losing weight and reaching the perfect weight without any surgical effects. Of course, after they have met all the required conditions of operation.
Prohibited from performing a single-port gastric sleeve:
1- Obese patients with high weights (above 150 kg).
2- Obese patients who have had previous surgeries.
3- Obese patients who suffer from abdominal adhesions.
4- Obese patients who suffer from a hiatus hernia.
5- Elderly patients.
Do not insist on performing a single-port gastric sleeve:
Dr. Osama Khalil emphasizes the importance of safety factor in bariatric surgery more than cosmetic look. As mentioned earlier, the single-port gastric sleeve is not suitable for all obese patients, in order to ensure their safety and avoid any complications after the operation.
Dr. Osama Khalil advises obese patients not to insist on a single port operation if they are not suitable for its requirements after consulting the surgeon.
Features of the single-port gastric sleeve:
1- Better cosmetic shape.
2- Less pain as a result of having only one surgical opening.
3- Less damage to the tissues surrounding the stomach as a result of the operation from only one surgical opening.
4- A faster recovery period and a quick return to normal life.
5- Less blood loss during the operation.
Watch Dr. Osama Khalil during a single-port gastric sleeve operation, by clicking here
The doctor's efficiency is reflected in the conversion from a single-port gastric sleeve to a regular gastric sleeve process:
Does a bariatric surgeon need in some cases to convert the operation from a single-port gastric sleeve to a regular gastric sleeve process?
The answer is yes. The situation, or as a result of some changes during the operation, may require a conversion from a single-port gastric sleeve to a regular one. This is to maintain the patient's health and ensure that there are no complications during and after the operation.
I'm afraid of anesthesia in operations..What shall I do?
Fear of anesthesia is normal, but dear reader, It should not exceed its limit. Bariatric surgeries have become one of the most widespread and easiest operations.
It does not take more than 40 minutes and does not require large amounts of anesthesia.
Dr. Osama Khalil also assures his patients that there is a team of anaesthetists during all bariatric operations, which is a team specializing in bariatric operations anesthesia. It uses the mosy updated global anesthesia techniques and modern medical protocols to ensure the highest safety rates in the operation and the least likely to have complications.
It also prepares patients, A tailored plan for each patient, each patient according to his condition, especially heart patients and respiratory diseases, where the team follows a lot of tests and precautions before and during the operation.
Stop smoking before Bariatric surgery:
Smoking is very harmful to your health, especially if you are going to have any surgery. Smoking hinders the rapid healing of wounds. Consequently, it prolongs the recovery period after bariatric processes.