Gastric Sleeving: What to Know?

Gastric sleeving is an operation of reducing the volume of the stomach of overweight patients. The new stomach takes the form of a sleeve. Due to a decrease in the volume of the stomach, the patient is quickly satiated. While the volume of food consumed decreases and its excretion from the body is accelerated. Which leads to a smooth and sustained weight loss.

Currently, gastric sleeving confidently comes out on top among all bariatric surgeries performed in the world. While having proven better results than gastric banding. Drain resection involves a smooth weight loss without the installation of a foreign body (as with gastric banding).

The principle of gastric sleeving based on a decrease in the volume of the stomach. Also, leads to faster saturation and a decrease in the amount of food taken. In addition, with a decrease in the stomach, the part in the area of ​​which the hormone ghrelin produced. Also, stimulates the appetite removed. Which enhances the positive effect of the operation.

With gastric sleeving, the lateral part of the stomach removed. While the important physiological valves of the stomach (cardiac sphincter and pylorus) preserved. Thus the stomach after such an operation remains physiologically fully functional.

What are the long-term results of gastric sleeving?

The excess weight lost higher in patients with a preoperative body mass index below 45 kg / m2.

Many obesity-related diseases like sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, joint diseases, hypertension, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be treated.

In general, this surgery provides the majority of patients with sufficient weight loss. Also makes it possible to avoid or reduce the likelihood of developing side effects characteristic of gastric bypass surgery. Such as indigestible vitamins and minerals, dumping syndrome and intestinal obstruction.