Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?

In a sleeve gastrectomy, a small portion of the stomach is removed. This creates a smaller reservoir for food and hence limits the amount that can be consumed. Out of all the types of bariatric surgery, this is the least complicated surgical treatment for obesity.

When is Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy recommended?

A gastric sleeve is recommended if the BMI is between 30 and 34, and the patient has a weight-related condition that could not be managed through dietary measures and exercise.

What are the advantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The advantages of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are:

  • It’s non-invasive
  • It’s not complex
  • It’s very effective in the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other medical conditions.
  • In some instances, a gastric sleeve has been shown to cause a remission in diabetes.
  • The success rate of a gastric sleeve is the loss of 60 to 70% of the excess weight.

What are the risk factors of Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?

However, there are certain risk factors of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. This could be  

  • excessive bleeding
  • infection
  • blood clots
  • leaks from the cut edge of the stomach.

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