Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

Sleeve gastrectomy is the most basic of all bariatric surgeries. It involves only the stomach and not the small bowel, with no change in the route of food. A large portion (~80 percent) of the stomach is removed from the abdominal cavity; leaving behind a tube shaped stomach, “sleeve”, which is stapled with advanced surgical instruments.


The amount of intake is restricted due to a smaller size of the stomach; with smaller amounts of food causing early satiety. Eating too much or too fast results in discomfort and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Along with this, there is a reduction in the hunger hormone (ghrelin).


The sleeve gastrectomy is considered to be less invasive than a gastric bypass. This is due to the fact that the intestines are not bypassed and therefore the absorption of nutrients from the intestines is not affected.


After a sleeve gastrectomy you can lose approximately 50-80 percent of your excess weight within 1-2 years, but good long-term maintenance of weight loss requires regular follow ups and lifestyle changes. The stomach volume can gradually increase over time and it is likely that you regain some weight, if proper follow ups are not done. Studies have shown that a sleeve gastrectomy contributes to a higher quality of life and for most of the clients, problems with obesity-related diseases will reduce or completely disappear.

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