he sleeve gastrectomy surgery, is a surgical procedure which reduces the size of the stomach by about 25% from its original size. By removing a large portion of the stomach along the curvature, the result is a sleeve, or tube like, structure. Hence the name of the procedure, sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
First preformed in 1988 as part of the duodenal switch procedure, sleeve gastrectomy is a reasonable alternative to adjustable gastric banding and other stapling procedures. This purely reductive surgery may reduce the amount of ghrelin(a hunger-stimulating peptide) that is released, which may in turn provide an additional weight loss advantage by helping to reduce caloric intake.
Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery:
- There is no need for patients to get fills or adjustments.
- Weight loss is typically quicker than its band alternative.
- Sleeve gastrectomy has a very similar recovery to the band.
Dr. Ramy Awad and his team believe a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach is crucial to ensuring the best possible care, outcome, and long-term weight loss for bariatric patients.
Unlike gastric bypass there’s no need to take drastic measures, worry about malabsorption of food and there’s less downtime! In addition, it’s often advised for other patients who are deemed high risk for other bariatric surgeries.
Weight loss surgical procedures are just the first step toward an approach to obesity that helps patients get a jump start on their future.