The Sleeve Gastrectomy generates weight loss by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten without any bypass of the intestines or malabsorption of food because a portion of the stomach remains intact.
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- The stomach is reduced in volume but continues to function normally, so most food items can be consumed in small amounts.
- Eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces the hormones that stimulate hunger.
- There is no dumping syndrome because the pylorus (the part of the stomach that connects with the duodenum) is preserved.
- Minimizes the chance of an ulcer occurring.
In addition to avoiding foreign bodies such as the LAP-BAND©, the other advantage over other procedures is that the excess stomach portion is removed. This helps patients control their hunger.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
*Note that surgery time and hospital stay may vary due to a number of factors.