Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Procedure Guide :: Risks and Complications :: Post Operative Instructions
The Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure involves removing the lateral 2/3rds of the stomach with a stapling device. It is usually done laparoscopically but is not reversible. It basically leaves a stomach tube instead of a stomach pouch. The residual stomach capacity is about 200mls so a generous entree should be possible.
- No anastamosis or re-routing of bowel
- No foreign body
- Better weight loss than with the Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
- Good resolution/reduction of co-morbid conditions
- No need for adjustments
- No risk for internal hernia
- Stomach may stretch leading to weight regain
- Very difficult to fix and manage staple line leaks
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