Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
The surgeon will remove 75-80% of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new but has gained popularity because of its low complication rate and good weight loss results. Almost 42 percent of all bariatric surgeries performed in the United States in 2013 were Sleeve gastrectomies, which make it the most popular weight loss surgery.
How does Sleeve gastrectomy work and it benefits?
- The new stomach pouch holds considerably less than the normal stomach and helps to reduce the amount of food you can eat.
- It reduces a gut hormone that helps you feel less hungry. This is the main difference between Sleeve Gastrectomy and Lap Band.
- Similar weight loss to Roux-En-Y bypass
- Lower complication rate than Banding and bypass
- Lower chance of nutritional deficiency.
Our unique techniques to ensure 0% leakage rate
- Use “gold standard” of staple equipment to ensure 0% defect. Surgical staplers and stapling products from Covidien (Made in USA) enable surgeons to handle the broadest range of tissues and applications with outstanding clinical performance. The robot stapler arenow being used at our center to offer the more precise cut and maintain our 0% leak rate.
- Rather than finish the operation after the staplers are used. Our surgeons then push the staple line in and laparoscopically sew the stomach upon itself, thus creating an additional layer of strength. This requires more surgical time and resources but with more benefits: more strength, reduce the size of stomach for additional 5% and prevention o stomach dilation months after the Sleeve.
- At the end, we additionally use TISSEEL TISSEEL is a fibrin sealant indicated as an adjunct to standard surgical techniques (such as suture and ligature) to prevent leakage from colonic anastomoses following the reversal of temporary colostomies