Sleeve Gastrectomy - surgeon will remove major part of the stomach leaving behind only a narrow banana shaped section of the upper part of the stomach that is closed with staples called gastric sleeve. The amount of food that can be fit in the stomach is reduced, making the patient feel more satiated sooner. This surgery has impact on gut hormones including hunger, satiety and blood sugar level. This surgery is quiet similar to gastric bypass surgery and effective in improving type 2 diabetes. Sleeve gastrectomy has some following advantages:
a) Limits the amount of food stomach can store.
b) Significant rapid weight loss
c) Requires no bypass or re-routing of the food path
d) Shorter stay at the hospital
e) Suppress hunger, appetite and keeps person satiated
This surgery is irreversible procedure and can cause long term vitamin deficiencies and early complications.