Gastric Sleeve – When is it needed, and Advices before getting the Surgery

Gastric Sleeve – When is it needed, and Advices before getting the Surgery

What is Gastric Sleeve?

The sleeve gastrectomy is one of the major surgeries, during which approximately 80% of the stomach size is removed, so it is necessary for the person to be aware of a number of issues before and after the sleeve gastrectomy.

When To Resort to Sleeve Gastrectomy As An Option to Fight Obesity?

  • If you suffer from severe obesity, i.e., a body mass index of more than 40, or a body mass index between 35-40, but you suffer from a health condition related to being overweight, such as: sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.

  • It is necessary to adjust your diet, increase your physical activity, and stop smoking at least two weeks before the operation.

  • Show your medications to your doctor, who will advise you to stop aspirin, ibuprofen, and blood thinners before surgery.

  • It is necessary not to eat or drink anything 12 hours before the date of the operation to ensure that the stomach is empty during the operation, as leaving food and liquids in the stomach may cause harmful side effects, and they may be dangerous.

Important Things You Should Know After Getting a Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

  • Your Commitment to periodic visits to your doctor to monitor your weight loss rate and your compliance with the instructions is very important.

  • You will experience a range of changes during the first 3-6 months; Because of the body’s reaction to rapid weight loss during that period, including: feeling tired, body aches, feeling cold, dry skin, mood changes, and hair thinning.

  • The sleeve gastrectomy helps to lose weight in the long term, and the amount of weight lost depends on lifestyle changes, as a person can lose 60% or more of his excess weight within two years.

  • After losing the required weight, it is necessary to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regularly to avoid regaining the lost weight

If your body mass index is more than 40 or your body mass index is between 35 and 40 and it causes you complications and you decide to undergo sleeve gastrectomy, your doctor will order a series of blood tests and x-rays

At Pioneer Medical Services, we offer you a set of pre-operative tests. Do not hesitate to request a home analysis service.

After the sleeve gastrectomy, the doctor requests a set of important tests and examinations on a regular basis to monitor the patient’s health, including:

  • Vitamins and minerals levels (iron, vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin B12). Sleeve gastrectomy patients are at greater risk of low levels of minerals and vitamins, because they eat less food, and their body will not absorb enough nutrients after surgery.

  • Checking blood sugar levels.

  • Complete blood count analysis.

  • Monitoring the functions of the vital organs in the body, such as the liver and kidneys, in order to take the necessary supplements safely and prevent future diseases

All these analyzes are available to you at Pioneer Medical Services

Requesting Pioneer Medical Services in Abu Dhabi

Pioneer Medical Services has simplified the process of requesting their home care services in Abu Dhabi, UAE:

  1. Phone: Reach out to Pioneer Medical Services directly at +971 2 443 2275

  2. Website: You can submit a request by clicking HERE

  3. Email: Send an email detailing your needs to

  4. Visit in Branch: Alternatively, you can also visit our office at Al Zahiyah Area, Opp. Abu Dhabi Mall, Makeen Tower 2nd floor – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Office hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday through Friday.

Once your request is received, a member of the Pioneer Medical Services team will conduct an initial consultation to determine the specific needs of the patient. Following a comprehensive assessment, a tailored care plan is designed and implemented, ensuring the highest standard of home healthcare delivery.








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