Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy
The restrictive surgery or the sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the stomach stapling procedure tends to physically limit the amount of food you can consume by reducing the size of the stomach or the amount it can expand.

What to Expect?

This surgery is generally done using the laparoscopy method. There are three steps involved in this type of bariatric surgery:

  • The surgeon makes two to three small cuts on your abdomen and inserts a tiny camera inside the stomach. Then using a video monitor, your surgeon will remove part of your stomach.

  • The remaining portions of your stomach are joined together using surgical staples. This creates a long vertical tube or banana-shaped stomach.

  • The surgery does not involve cutting or changing the sphincter muscles that allow food to enter or leave the stomach

The surgery may take only 60 to 90 minutes if your surgeon has done many of these procedures. When you eat after having this surgery, the small pouch will fill quickly. You will feel full after eating a very small amount of food.

Here are some of the risks that are associated with the vertical sleeve gastrectomy:
  • Gastritis (inflamed stomach lining), heartburn, or stomach ulcers

  • Injury to your stomach, intestines, or other organs during surgery

  • Leaking from the line where parts of the stomach have been stapled together

  • Poor nutrition, although much less than with gastric bypass surgery

  • Scarring inside your belly that could lead to a blockage in your bowel in the future

  • Vomiting from eating more than your stomach pouch can hold

Before the Procedure
On the day of your surgery
After the Procedure

Our Specialist

Dr. Nitish Jhawar

Fellow Advance Laparoscopic Surgery
Fellow Colorectal Surgery USA
Senior Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon
Phone No: +91 9322 229 159
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