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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach. The procedure is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.

This procedure is suitable for people with a BMI of 30 or higher.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Risks

The main risk of this surgery is leakage from the staple line. Although not common (1%), it can be a serious complication. As with any other surgery, bleeding and infection as well as general medical complications are possible but infrequent.

Reflux (heartburn / "indigestion") is a common side effect after surgery and may require medication. This usually settles after 6 months.

Again, risks will be discussed in more detail by the surgeon.

Advantages

Disadvantages

Dietetic Requirements

Some information on this page has been sourced from Wikipedia


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