Sleeve Gastrectomy

Information and scientific findings on the topic of Sleeve Gastrectomy
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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Houston by JourneyLite

If you or someone you know has been investigating the various options available these days for weight-loss surgery, you probably know that the two most common and popular procedures being used these days are the LAP-BAND and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries.

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How Does Sleeve Gastrectomy Compare To Other Types Of Weight Loss Surgery?

Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) is a procedure that permanently reduces the size of the stomach to about 60-80 cc (half a cup). The gastric restriction makes patients lose weight because they eat less. However, it is not only the smaller size of the stomach that creates the early feeling of fullness. It is also the fact that by surgically removing 70% of the stomach along the greater curvature, the procedure takes off a part of the stomach, called fundus, that produces ghrelin, a hormone that is involved in the perception of hunger.

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Long Term Effect of Sleeve Gastrectomy on Weight Loss and Ghrelin

Sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric procedure that has become vastly popular due to its great efficacy for weight loss. It is performed either as a sole operation in morbidly obese people or as a first step in super-obese patients, followed by a second intervention, which is usually Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPDDS).

Sleeve gastrectomy (also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy) involves removing about 85% of the stomach thus restricting the amount of food that can be eaten. Unlike gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy procedure leaves the intestines intact. It is therefore a purely restrictive procedure. No gastrointestinal malabsorption occurs since the intestines are not bypassed. Although it is less invasive than gastric bypass, recent studies show that it has similar short and intermediate-term results with gastric bypass.

Sleeve Gastrectomy As A Revisional Approach For Failed Adjustable Gastric Banding

A recent study by Emeka Acholonu and colleagues at The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General & Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida) reviewed data from 15 previously com

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