General Information on Sleeve Gastrectomy
Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve, is a process involving the removal of a portion of the stomach. Along the curvature, the stomach is cut. The excised stomach is removed.
How is Gastric Sleeve performed?
The advancements in medical procedures has provided with a wonderful process called laparoscopic surgery techniques to the medical fraternity. Hence laparoscopic surgery procedure is employed to cut the bigger curvature of the stomach. The stomach part is permanently removed. The baraitric surgeon proceeds and staples the stomach.
Can the natural stomach be restored at any given time?
No, not at all. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgery that is irreversible. Therefore once that part of the stomach has been removed, it can neither be replaced nor attached later. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach.
How is weight loss achieved in this surgery type?
The stomach part adjacent to the food pipe is removed along the bigger curvature. The top portion of the stomach adjacent to the food pipe gives indication to brain on satiety. Satiety is feeling full. It is the indication that enough has been consumed. In this surgery type, the capacity of the stomach is greatly reduced. Hence in this surgery consumption of food is restricted. Therefore this restriction leads to eventual weight loss.
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