The Gastric Sleeve which is also called vertical gastrectomy, is one option a person can get to lose weight when he or she is dealing with morbid obesity.
In this procedure, the stomach will change its natural form from J shape to a tube shape. This technique will allow the patient to feel satisfied after eating smaller portions of food because it reduces the stomach´s food storage capacity.
It makes the stomach size smaller, but it will continue to function in its normal way, digesting foods and liquids and then passing them to the small intestine. This happens because the procedure does not affect anything between the stomach and the intestines.
The surgery is performed by laparoscopy which is a minimally-invasive procedure that consists in performing small incisions, which will allow the patient to recuperate in 2 to 3 days.
This procedure is indicated for patients that suffer from morbid obesity, high pressure and diabetes. It’s a safe and efficient procedure for losing weight when following all the indications, before and after the surgery. The patient will be able to eat almost every type of food after the surgery, having the satisfaction of feeling satiety which will help accomplish the objectives.
The patient will lose from 60% to 70% of the overweight, experiencing most of the loss between 6 to 10 months.
Done by laparoscopy and minimally-invasive.
No foreign objects left in the body.
Does not modify the stomach’s functionality.
No links are made between the stomach and the intestines.
The stomach gets full and then empties itself normally.
Your doctor will answer your questions and will orient you it the most professional way.
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