Best Sleeve Gastrectomy Doctor in Delhi – Dr. Sushant Wadhera
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (also known as Vertical Gastrectomy) is a procedure in which about 75% of the stomach is excised or removed leaving a narrow gastric tube or “sleeve” through which food passes. No intestines are removed or bypassed during Sleeve Gastrectomy so intestinal malabsorption syndrome never occurs. The narrow tube restricts the amount of food one can ingest thereby decreasing the calories one can consume leading to weight loss.
Having said that it is not only the restriction that causes the weight loss but many a metabolic changes also occur due to rapid transit of the food in the intestines, releasing intestinal hormones that cause these effect. Thus Sleeve Gastrectomy is no longer considered purely a restrictive surgery but also a metabolic surgery.
Though, Sleeve Gastrectomy was originally used as a first step procedure for a more definitive gastric bypass in super obese, it is now also used as a single stage procedure with excellent results across the globe. In patients with reflux disease and Diabetes the results may be inferior to the Gastric Bypass but the excess weight loss of both the procedures may be comparable in a select subgroup of patients.
It is a simple procedure and the patients may be able to leave the hospital in one day or even the same day in selected cases.