In this video you will lean about gastric sleeve procedure known as sleeve gastrectomy. The vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a purely restrictive form of weight loss surgery which is particularly suited to extremely overweight patients as the first part of a two-part weight loss plan, and to patients whose existing medical condition prevents them from undergoing other forms of morbid obesity surgery.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a type of bariatric surgery that drastically reduces the size of the stomach, this type of procedure is offered as an alternative to gastric bypass surgeries and encourages weight-loss in obese patients by removing up to 85% of the stomach. This is a
permanent procedure that cannot be reversed, but one that is providing a growing number of obese patients from around the world with life-saving benefits.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a form of bariatric surgery that creates a small, sleeve shaped stomach that is relative in size to an average banana. Considered an alternative to traditional Roux-en- Y bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy is considered a treatment option for those with a BMI of 60
or higher and is typically performed as the first part of a two-part procedural treatment that may lead to gastric bypass depending upon results.
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