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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Epidemic-of-Obesitity The gastric sleeve surgery can help patients lose large amounts of weight by surgically removing a significant portion of the stomach. A long narrow vertical pouch (about 2-3 oz) is created by stapling off and removing 85% of the stomach. This procedure is a purely restrictive procedure. A key benefit of this procedure is the decrease of the secretion of the hormone ghrelin which stimulates the appetite.

  • The surgeon creates a small stomach "sleeve” using a stapling device; the rest of the stomach is removed.
  • This procedure induces weight loss in part by restricting the amount of food (and therefore calories) that can be eaten without bypassing the intestines and therefore absorbed.
  • Weight loss and improvement in parameters of metabolic syndrome are connected with the resection of the stomach and subsequent neurohormonal changes.


Advantages of the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Over 80% of type II diabetes cases are resolved.
  • 45-58% of people controlled their type 2 diabetes
  • 60% of people resolved their sleep apnea
  • People lost 66% of excess weight, on average
  • Hypertension is improved or resolved in many patients.
  • With the VSG there is no foreign body to break, slip, or erode.
  • Unlike the Adjustable Gastric Band there is nothing to be adjusted.
  • The feeling of fullness that you get from the VSG is much more satisfying than the feeling of obstruction or discomfort that you get with the Adjustable Gastric Band.
  • Can be performed on patients that otherwise do not qualify for gastric bypass, such as those with anemia, Crohn's disease, etc.

Shorter hospital stays, faster recovery

The majority of weight loss sleeve gastrectomies performed today use a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique. The entire procedure is done through a small incision in your abdomen. Our surgeons specialize in this method because it results in shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries, smaller scars, and less pain than open surgical procedures.


Gastric Sleeve Disadvantages:

  • Leaks and other complications related to stomach stapling may occur
  • Long-term studies have not been completed as they relate to sustainable weight loss.
  • Potentially slower weight loss than the gastric bypass.



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