Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as VSG or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a type of laparoscopic surgery that works by reducing the size of the stomach.
How Gastric Sleeve Surgery is Performed
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is performed by the removal of 75-85% of the stomach to form a significantly reduced sleeve-shaped stomach, resulting in a diminished capacity to eat food.
There are a number of advantages to LSG. Typical weight loss results after 6 months is close to 50% of excess weight, increasing to 56% by 12 months. The intestines in this procedure are left completely intact, which theoretically minimizes the risk of potential complication sites when compared to some other procedures. Additionally, the stomach still functions normally, but simply holds a smaller amount. As with other surgical weight loss procedures, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy can improve many of the other problems associated with obesity, such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus.
The most common consideration for Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is that due to a significant portion of the stomach being physically removed, this procedure cannot be reversed.
- Faster feeling of fullness after eating
- Stomach continues to function normally
- Eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces the “hunger hormone” Gherlin
- No dumping syndrome
- Possibility of inadequate weight loss
- Procedure is irreversible
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