We wanted to continue with part two of our Weight Loss Surgery blog series. If you missed PART 1 – no worries… just click here to check it out!
Today we are focusing more about another form of weight loss surgery commonly referred to as the “sleeve” procedure.
The surgery aids in weight loss and lowers the risk of medical problems associated with obesity including:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Sleep apnea
During sleeve gastrectomy surgery, the surgeon removes approximately 75 to 85 percent of your stomach, maintaining the remainder of your digestive tract. Sleeve gastrectomy procedures preserve the natural continuity between the esophagus, stomach and small intestine so malabsorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals does not occur. The sleeve gastrectomy approach also guards against other possible complications such as ulcers, vitamin deficiencies and intestinal obstructions.
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery can be performed laparoscopically. Patients who have laparoscopic gastric surgery typically experience reduced hospital stays, smaller incisions, less scarring and quicker recovery than traditional “open” procedures.
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