Also called as Sleeve Gastrectomy, this process involves removal of a portion of the stomach along the bigger curvature.
How is this surgery performed?
The advancements in medical procedures has provided with a wonderful process called laparoscopic surgery techniques to the medical fraternity. With the help this process,the bigger curvature part of the stomach is removed permanently and stapled.
Can the natural stomach be restored at any given time?
No, not at all. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgery that is irreversible. This means once that part of the stomach has been removed, it can neither be replaced nor attached once again. The procedure permanently results in the reduction of the size of the stomach.
How is weight loss achieved in this surgery type?
Basically that part the stomach which is adjacent to the food pipe also needs to be removed along with the bigger curvature. This top portion of the stomach adjacent to the food pipe gives an indication to the brain that enough has been consumed. Since this portion is also removed and the capacity of the stomach is greatly reduced, the consumption of food is greatly decreased because of this surgery and there is an eventual weight loss.