Sleeve gastrectomy, commonly referred to as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims at reducing the size of the patient's stomach, so as to reduce appetite, as well as to decrease the absorption of nutrients from the digested food. The procedure can be performed via traditional open surgery, or by using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.
Sleeve gastrectomy helps to get rid of extra pounds in the following two ways:
- By lowering the patient's calorie intake
- By lowering the production of the hormone ghrelin
Most people tend to lose almost 50% of their excess weight, within a span of 18 to 24 months. Some people may even lose as much as 60 to 70 per cent of excess body weight.
Sleeve gastrectomy can help you reduce a significant amount of excess body weight. The procedure comes with the following benefits:
- Better quality of life
- Ability to indulge in normal day to day activities without getting tired, or falling short of breath
- Reduced risks of obesity-related health issues like type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea
Sleeve gastrectomy can be performed by the conventional method, which involves long incisions, as well as laparoscopically, via tiny incisions. The latter involves the use of special instruments. Both the procedures are carried out under the influence of anaesthesia and involve the removal of a major portion of the stomach, leaving behind a narrow sleeve-like structure. The surgery takes about an hour or two.
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