Gastric Sleeve Surgery
A sleeve gastrectomy procedure is a purely restrictive weight loss surgery whereby part of the stomach is removed and a new smaller stomach is retained. There is no intestinal bypass associated with a sleeve gastrectomy. Most patients achieve successful, effective weight loss in a manner similar to the gastric bypass. Most patients can lose 75 to 80% of their excess body weight over 12-24 months with sleeve gastrectomy alone.
How it Works Gastric Sleeve
Performed laparoscopically, a sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive weight loss surgery in which up to 85% of the stomach is removed. The resulting or remaining stomach resembles a narrow tube. The function of the stomach remains in tact, however there is a dramatic reduction in capacity for holding food, effectively reducing the amount of food one eats to feel satiated. The portion of the stomach producing the hunger stimulating hormone ghrelin is also removed, another factor contributing to remarkable weight loss.
Because the function of the stomach is preserved, there are relatively few food restrictions aside from a healthy diet. One of the greatest advantages of a sleeve gastrectomy is that there is no requirement for intestinal bypass, therefore decreasing any complications commonly associated with gastric bypass. A sleeve gastrectomy does not require adjustments to attain a proper level of restriction.
Advantages of Gastric Sleeve
Restricts stomach capacity, leading to more prompt feelings of fullness with a decreased food intake. There is no malabsorption of calories associated with bypass( Gastric sleeve ).
Reduction of Hunger Stimulating Hormone:
The portion of the stomach that produces the hunger stimulating hormone Ghrelin is removed, thereby decreasing hunger and boosting weight loss.
Relief or resolution of obesity related health conditions:
A Gastric sleeve procedure can lead to significant health improvements including resolution or improvement of; type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, acid reflux and cholesterol levels.
Laparoscopic surgeries Gastric sleeve require smaller incisions than open surgeries and produces far less tissue trauma which ultimately reduces recovery periods and pain associated with recovery.
No Bypass of Intestinal Tract:
The normal function of the stomach is retained; patients do not suffer the complications associated with gastric bypass including “dumping syndrome.
No Implant or Foreign Body:
No long-term complications associated with the adjustable gastric band such as band slippage or erosion.
No Ongoing Vitamin or Mineral Supplementation Required:
Adequate nutrition may be obtained strictly from the diet.