sleeve gastrectomy


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Bariatric surgery in which most of the body and all of the gastric fundus is resected, leaving a minimalist sleeve

sleeve gastrectomy

A bariatric surgical treatment in which a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a 60–80-ml gastric tube. The greater curvature of the stomach is removed during the procedure. The small residual stomach tube prevents overeating by creating a feeling that the stomach is full after a small meal. (The operation may also affect serum levels of hormones like ghrelin, which influence hunger and satiety.) The operation is purely restrictive and does not produce malabsorption of nutrients. It is relatively easy to perform compared with other forms of bariatric surgery. Complications of the procedure include nausea, vomiting, and gastric leaks. Synonym: laparoscopic vertical gastrectomy
See also: gastrectomy
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The sleeve gastrectomy surgery is expected to witness rapid rise in demand owing to, the procedure's incision-less nature.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a stapling procedure in which 60 per cent of the stomach is removed, leaving around 100 cubic centimetre volume in pouch.
Both Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy (in combination with Advanced Medical Therapy -- diet, exercise and medication), promote substantial weight loss and can bring A1c levels down to 7 percent or lower and keep them there.
Average costs for sleeve gastrectomy can range between Dh35,000-Dh40,000; and Dh45,000-Dh50,000 for gastric bypass surgery, he added.
Dr Mohamad al-Kuwari said: "Extremely obese patients undergo sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass procedures to achieve weight loss, but as time passes by these patients resume gaining weight and repeating the same procedures would be difficult due to accumulation of fat in the abdominal area or to other reasons that impede open or invasive surgery.
The expected percentage of excess weight loss is about 48 percent after adjustable gastric banding and 61 percent after sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
Mohammad Al Mousa, 39, shed an astonishing 50 kg after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy and kicking off his unhealthy lifestyle.
0% or less at 1 year-was achieved in 42% of patients in the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass group, 37% in the sleeve gastrectomy group, and 12% of patients assigned to state-of-the-art intensive medical management based upon American Diabetes Association guidelines, including a weight loss program, reported Dr.
The first alternative is a sleeve gastrectomy, which divides the stomach vertically (a gastric bypass horizontally sections off the top of the stomach).
A formal sleeve gastrectomy was performed, calibrated upon a 34-F bougie, using a gastro-intestinal anastomosis (GIA) stapler and oversewn with 3/0 PDS[TM] (polyester polymer monofilament) sutures.
After a life-long struggle with obesity, Medlin underwent a sleeve gastrectomy in 2008, which helped him reduce his weight from a peak of 305 pounds to 205 pounds.