Understanding Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a weight loss procedure where the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach.
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The Gastric Sleeve is a popular bariatric operation. It is reported that patients lose between 60-70% of their excess weight.
The operation is done under general anaesthesia and is performed using the keyhole approach using three or four small incisions.
The operation involves around 80% of the patient’s left portion of the stomach being removed. What is left is a ‘banana’ shaped stomach.
The nerve supply to the stomach is preserved so the food arrival into the duodenum (first part of the small bowel) will be slow (although faster than before the operation) and gradually leading to prolonged satiety, early fullness.
Dumping syndrome is a rare side effect after a sleeve gastrectomy (a common side effect after a gastric bypass).
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LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY (LSG)
LAPAROSCOPIC ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND (LAGB)
LAPAROSCOPIC MINI GASTRIC BYPASS (OAGB)
ENDOSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTROPLASTY (ESG)
LAPAROSCOPIC DUODENAL SWITCH (LDS)
APOLLO BARIATRIC TREATMENT
REVISION BARIATRIC SURGERY
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What Else Does LSG Do?
If you’re considering a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Atlanta, here are some important facts you should know:
Another mechanism of weight loss results from changes in a gut hormone called ‘Ghrelin’ which is secreted in the fundus of the stomach which has now been removed.
The reduction in this hormone causes a reduction in appetite so the patient feels less hungry.
With these two mechanisms working together most patients successfully lose up to 70% of their excess weight.
Like all weight loss surgery procedures, the Sleeve Gastrectomy is a tool. Used correctly and following the advice given by the BMI Surgical Institute team, you can expect to achieve a weight loss of between 60-70% of your excess body weight.
You will need to make lifestyle changes to work with the procedure. The more you are willing to change, the better the results you can expect.
What are the advantages of having a Sleeve Gastrectomy?
You will feel less hungry as you no longer have Ghrelin.
The sleeve gastrectomy is very gentle to your bowel function as the passage of the food bolus follows the normal route.
There is no foreign body implanted and there is no need for any adjustments (Gastric Band/intra-Gastric Balloon).
Acid reflux is a common side effect after the sleeve gastrectomy as up to 20% of patients will develop new heartburn.
Rarely, a sleeve needs to be converted to a Roux Y gastric by-pass because of reflux symptoms.
Improves greater diabetic control.
You can lose up to 70% of your excess body weight.
The LSG and Patient Results?
With the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, patients can expect to experience a loss of 60% or more of their weight. This is of course, dependent largely on the correct diet plan being followed after the procedure.