Sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake. The sleeve gastrectomy is an operation in which the left side of the stomach is surgically removed.
This results in a stomach, which is roughly the size and shape of a banana or Sleeve. Since this operation does not involve any “rerouting” or reconnecting of the intestines, it is a simpler operation than the gastric bypass or the duodenal switch.
This procedure is usually performed as single stage surgery for >33 BMI patients with co-morbidities or >37 BMI without co-morbidities. Sleeve gastrectomy is also done on super obese or high-risk patients with the intention of performing another surgery at a later time.
|Surgical time||:||1 Hour|
|Hospitalisation period||:||Usually 24 – 48 hours|