The Gastric Sleeve is also called vertical gastrectomy, gastric sleeve or gastric tube; is an alternative for the management of morbid obesity in patients who do not want to undergo major surgery such as Bypass and bilio-pancreatic shunt.
It consists of cutting the stomach to build a tube whose capacity is similar to that of a third of soda.
The excellent weight loss is currently certified and approved by the FDA of the United States. It has the great advantage that being only restrictive surgery without interposed intestine or Bypass, 95% of patients do not require any nutritional supplement, ie no vitamins, calcium, etc.
It is a minimally invasive surgery, produces a weight loss of approximately 70% and 80%; of excess weight, better than the weight loss produced by a gastric band, without the discomfort that this frequently produces. It is a procedure that is performed by laparoscopy. (less pain, faster recovery, aesthetically better, etc.). The sensation of fullness produced by this surgery is greater than that produced by a gastric band and the patients report a very marked decrease of the appetite during the first months after the operation, which contributes to an easier weight loss. You do not need to take vitamin and mineral supplements permanently after surgery. No foreign bodies are left (bands, rings, etc.) The physiology of the stomach is not altered in any way. It does not involve the small intestine, therefore it does not alter the absorption of nutrients. Easy endoscopic controls can be performed since there are no excluded segments. Ideal for patients with a non-elevated BMI such as 30-40.
- Indicated for patients with a mass index of 30 to 40 kg / m2.
- Patients with super obesity (BMI> 60 kg / m2)
- Recommended for patients at high surgical risk.
- This procedure is recommended for diabetics as a second option after Gastric Bypass.