Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a weight loss surgery also known as “the sleeve” or “Gastric Sleeve“. During LSG, about 4/5 of the stomach is removed. The remaining stomach is a banana-like shaped pouch. LSG, it is a non-reversible procedure. LSG can be used not only as a single surgery but also as the first stage before a gastric bypass. Several studies conclude that the LSG is as effective as the gastric bypass in terms of weight loss. Moreover, it is an efficient method to improve type 2 diabetes management. LSG changes some gut hormones such as ghrelin, the decreased secretion of which leads to increased levels of satiety.
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In LSG, the surgeon makes 2-5 incisions in the belly. These incisions are used for the insertion of the instruments and the camera which are necessary for the surgery. This camera is connected to a video monitor that helps the surgeon to view in the belly and perform the operation.
After removing about the 80% of your stomach, surgical staples are used to join the remaining parts of the stomach.
Before & After
- No silicone implants.
- Great appetite suppression.
- Lower risk of peptic ulcer.
- No dumping.
- No vitamin or drugs malabsorption.
- It does not impair patient’s dietary habits.
- Better weight loss than gastric banding.
- No important late complications.
What is the most appropriate age for a "Gastric Sleeve" ?
There is no appropriate age for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates if someone is appropriate for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. This method is also recommended to teenagers.
Will sutures be removed after "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy" ?
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What happens during "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy" surgery?
What happens after "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy" surgery?
Will I need to have any post-operation touch-ups?