This is a relative newcomer in the field of obesity surgery but one that is gaining in popularity. It is considered a good alternative to gastric bypass.
This procedure also falls into the ‘restrictive’ category.
It can be performed as a single technique – sleeve gastrectomy only or, as a double or ‘two stage’ procedure in that it involves a duodenal switch.
What is a sleeve gastrectomy?
This is the name given to a straightforward procedure in which a small portion of the stomach is stapled together to form a slim tube or ‘sleeve’ – hence the name. The remainder of the stomach is then removed. This reduces the stomach to 20% capacity.
It is classed as restrictive in that food intake is reduced however, food is absorbed as normal. This means that the patient does not have to rely on daily nutritional supplementation.
It is often followed by either a gastric bypass or duodenal switch, usually a year after this procedure. However, many patients have found that the single stage technique is sufficient on its own in regard to weight loss and that they do not require a bypass or a switch. It is usually performed as laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
It is a suitable procedure for those patients who are classed as severely obese.
Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery guide sections
- sleeve gastrectomy Surgery overview
- What are the benefits of sleeve gastrectomy surgery ?
- What are the risks of sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
- Preparing for sleeve gastrectomy surgery
- The sleeve gastrectomy surgery Procedure
- After the opperation
- Aftercare following sleeve gastrectomy surgery
- FAQs about sleeve gastrectomy surgery
Weight Loss Surgery Guide
- Types of weight loss surgery
- Benefits of weight loss surgery
- Risks of Weight loss surgery
- Suitability for weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery criteria guidelines
- Exclusion Criteria for weight loss surgery
- Finding a obesity surgeon
- Weight loss surgery abroad
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Gastric band surgery
- Biliopancreatic Diversion
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Balloon
- Gastric Stimulation
- Revision weight loss Surgery
- Obesity surgery and children
- Obesity surgery and teenagers
- Obesity surgery and older people
- Obesity Surgery and pregnancy
- Costs of weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery on the NHS
- Paying for weight loss surgery privately
- Cosmetic Surgery After obesity surgery
- Anti obesity medication
- Duodenal Switch