Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy surgeries have become increasingly popular in recent years. A large part of the stomach is irreversibly removed during sleeve gastrectomy operation. The remaining gastric pouch is around 150-200 ml. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery has two major effects on obesity:

1. Restrictive effect: Satiety is reached earlier as the stomach space is decreased.
2. Hormonal effect: There is a reduction in the feeling of hunger between meals and loss of appetite as majority of apetite hormones are released by the stomach.

Advantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgeries

Sleeve gastrectomy is a shorter procedure with a lower risk of leaks as there is no passage between stomach and intestines involved.

Disadvantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgeries

Five-year outcomes of these procedures indicate a weight loss similar to those with bypass surgery. However, there is no definite information on regaining weight in the long term.


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