Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
This surgical procedure induces weight loss using the restriction of food ingestion by making the stomach like a thin tube or a “sleeve”.
Technique and Function
The technique consists of a vertical extraction of the most distensible part of the stomach which makes it smaller and elongated, called a “sleeve”. This has a capacity of 80-120 ml (normal stomach is 1,000 ml), conserving the digestive function and the system fills and empties naturally. The weight loss follows by using the restriction of the amount of food that is consumed.
- Estimated reduction of 50-70% of the excess weight in five years after the surgery.
- Time for the procedures: 45 minutes.
- Time of hospitalization: Two nights.
To prevent subsequent failure of the intervention it is necessary for the patient to cooperate in adjusting their lifestyle and is given nutritional guidance.