Long-term weight loss without implants or rerouting intestinal tract
In gastric sleeve surgery, about 60-70% percent of the stomach is removed laparoscopically, leaving behind a sleeve of the stomach. This smaller stomach restricts the amount of food a patient can eat and leads to significant weight loss.
In some gastric sleeve patients, this procedure is performed instead of gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery. In others, especially those at higher surgical risk, it is offered as the first part of a two-stage surgical plan. As weight is lost following the gastric sleeve procedure and patients become healthier, they can safely be offered a second operation, either gastric bypass or gastric banding, for additional weight loss.
Those who are morbidly obese may choose bariatric surgery may find it safer than carrying around those extra pounds. When dealing with diabetes, bariatric surgery may improve or resolve the disease. Bariatric surgery may improve or resolve diabetes. Bariatric Surgery may also lower your risk for other serious conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis, and certain malignancies.
Gastric bypass surgery is performed by a surgeon, the dissolving surgeon staples off a large section of the stomach, leaving a tiny pouch. The staple gun cuts and seals the stomach simultaneously. As part of the surgery the surgeon will perform a ‘leak test”, insuring the stomach has sealed prior to the patient being released.
The Endo GIA™ Black Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology is one of the most common technologies used to create the sleeve.
The surgery continues to be a popular choice for those who choose weight loss surgery as an option.