Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
||Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
In sleeve gastrectomy, a portion of the stomach is removed leaving a small tube of the stomach which leads to a decrease in appetite, early fullness, and various hormonal changes which leads to weight loss. It is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery. The stomach is reshaped in the form of a tube or sleeve. 75-80% of the stomach is removed by the surgeon. Dr. Ashish Sachan is an expert bariatric surgeon and has performed hundreds of sleeve gastrectomy procedures. The aim of the procedure is to restrict the amount of food intake at a given time. There is no alteration in the absorption of minerals and vitamins. The surgery is performed laparoscopically. The median hospital stay is 2 days and returns to normal physical activity is 4 days. It improved comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension. Mean excess weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy is 70% in one year.