Effectiveness in Obesity Treatment
The most effective approach to weight loss is through surgical intervention. Following the procedure, feelings of hunger diminish, and small food portions provide a lasting sense of fullness. Sleeve surgery, which involves reducing the size of the stomach, proves particularly beneficial for individuals with excessive weight, typically 20-30 kilograms or more. This method is especially advantageous for those who have found little success with alternative methods such as diets, exercise, or medications. Furthermore, individuals contending with obesity-related conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol levels experience significant benefits.
Years of thorough follow-up on numerous patients who have undergone sleeve gastrectomy affirm the method's efficacy and safety. The outcomes far surpass what can be achieved with conventional means like diets, pills, injections, or exercises.
Safety and Proficiency
With nearly two decades of experience in treating obesity surgically, I prioritize the safety of each procedure. Before the operation, a comprehensive understanding of the patient's condition and medical history is obtained. In the event of any minor irregularities, I seek consultations with specialists such as cardiologists, pulmonologists, and internists. A prerequisite for qualifying for the procedure is the patient's overall good health.
I consistently collaborate with an equally experienced surgeon in all my surgeries. An anesthesiologist with expertise in administering anesthesia to obese patients handles the anesthesia. The repetition of hundreds of surgical procedures has honed my proficiency, ensuring smooth operations. Patients typically return home within 24 hours. Eskulap Hospital provides excellent conditions for the secure and effective treatment of obese individuals.
Indications for the Procedure
Surgical intervention is indicated for individuals with obesity of any degree. Sleeve gastrectomy presently stands as the most frequently performed surgery for obesity worldwide. The indication is a body weight exceeding the normal range by at least 20 to 30 kilograms. Additional indications include diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels, and a family history of obesity. Surgery is conducted when the patient is in good health, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the chosen treatment, and is committed to making lifestyle adjustments.
The surgery is conducted laparoscopically, involving five small incisions ("keyhole") in the skin. Specialized instruments are used to remove approximately four-fifths of the stomach, leaving behind a narrow tube resembling a slender banana. Hospitalization typically lasts for one night post-surgery. Following the procedure, the sensation of hunger diminishes, resulting in smaller and less frequent meals. Food moves gradually through the preserved section of the stomach, inducing a rapid and enduring sense of satiety.
I tailor treatment plans to accommodate the patient's preferences. Typically, surgery can be arranged two to three weeks after the initial consultation. On the day before the surgery, patients can undergo necessary pre-surgery tests (blood work, X-rays, ECG) onsite, along with a mandatory anesthesia consultation. Hospital stays typically span one day.
For the patients under my care, I secure a space within the Surgery Department of the private Eskulap hospital in Osielsko near Bydgoszcz. The ward is intimate, well-maintained, and serene. The hospital does not operate on an emergency basis and only admits prepared patients for planned surgeries. This environment proves ideal for surgical treatment, and I strive to keep hospital stays brief.