Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy
In this weight loss surgery, the surgeon removes the outer margin of the stomach to restrict the intake of food. The part of the stomach which produces a hormone that makes a patient feel hungry is removed during the procedure. This surgery fastens the weight loss procedure in patients suffering from obesity.
The doctor makes 5-6 inches of incision to insert a laparoscope through which about 75% of stomach is removed. Only a narrow gastric ‘tube’ or sleeve is left which helps in reducing the food intake. The surgery takes a couple of hours before a doctor staples the incision. There are two stages of the operation which are conducted at an interval of 12 to 18 months.
How fast can a patient lose excess weight?
The objective of the surgery is to reduce food intake resulting in less consumption of calories. The small sleeve stomach will make a patient feel fuller in less amount of food.
Why should a person go for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?A BMI of over 60 is a risk to a person’s health. In case of chronic obesity, the doctor may advise a patient to go under the knife for Laparoscopic Sleeve
How will it benefit?
The excess body weight is reduced by 40% to 70%. The surgery has significantly helped patients in dealing with health issues like diabetes, heart problems, sleep apnea and high-risk cholesterol levels.
What are the risks?