This procedure leads to weight loss by restricting the food intake of your body. It is a very successful weight loss procedure for people with the BMI of more than 40. Sleeve gastrectomy results in effective weight loss as it eliminates a portion of stomach. This procedure does not require any foreign body implantation and rather it re-route your digestive process to help you eat less and feel sated.
How It Works
Sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically to remove almost major percentage of the stomach and give a shape of a “sleeve” or “tube” to the stomach, which holds very less food. This procedure and involves small incisions in the stomach. The laparoscope is inserted in the stomach and other medical instruments are used to remove maximum part of your stomach. Unlike the gastrectomy and gastric bypass, Sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent procedure and cannot be reversed.
This procedure has reported rapid and effective weight loss results ranging from 60-70%; and adhering to diet and lifestyle guidelines leads to better weight loss results. With regular exercise, healthy eating habits, and right food choices, the weight loss can be well-maintained in long term.