Bariatric Surgery Unit
Gastric Sleeve Surgery consists in the removal of part of the stomach, which may be reduced by 75% to 80%. A narrow tube is constructed, creating a smaller stomach.
The goal of this procedure is to assist the patient in their weight loss journey by decreasing insulin resistance and reduce a person’s appetite, making them feel full with less food.
This treatment is most appropriate for those patients with a BMI of 35-40 (morbid obesity) with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
First, you must comply with a series of guidelines and meet certain requirements that the specialist will specify.
This surgery is also known as a vertical gastrectomy and consists of the drastic reduction of the stomach, limiting its anatomical capacity and the ability to absorb nutrients in the intestine.
This surgery is performed via laparoscopy (reducing the size of the incisions), under general anaesthesia and requires between 1 and 2 hours after which you will be taken to the ward and will remain there for between 2 and 4 days.
The surgery consists of removing most of the stomach, leaving a small part as a ” new stomach “. The useful part of the stomach is left in the form of a tube or sleeve similar to that of the intestine.
Most patients who have undergone this surgery experience an almost total reduction in hip pain and a significant improvement in their quality of life as they are able to return to normal daily activities.
A loss of between 50 to 80 percent of excess bodyweight