Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is fast becoming most popular weight loss surgeries all over the world. It is among one of the most commonly done weight loss surgeries at our centre. It is an irreversible procedure where we reduce the size of the stomach by almost 60%. The remaining portion of the stomach can only accommodate 100 to 150 ml of fluid at a time. Removed portion of the stomach reduces the hunger hormone called “grehline” to almost negligible amount. This makes person feel satisfied (early satiety) with tiny portion of food which helps in quick weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy can help in losing between 60 – 80% of the excess weight in a period of 9-15 months.
Simple procedure to perform
The normal pathway of food is maintained
Normal function of the stomach is not altered
Less chances of vitamin and mineral deficiencies
No dumping syndrome
Hunger hormone (grehlin) levels are decreased to minimum