Bariatric / Obesity Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy

This is a purely restrictive procedure which helps with limiting the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach. During this procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of the stomach, typically about the size of a banana, is created using a stapling device. The procedure ends with removal of the excised portion of the stomach.

This is how it helps you lose weight - As you decrease your food intake, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply as the source of energy. This procedure also reduces secretion of ghrelin (the hormone that stimulates hunger) due to the removed portion of stomach which in turn reduces appetite.

Here is how the procedure can benefit you -

  • Food passes through the digestive tract in the usual order. This allows vitamins and nutrients to be fully absorbed into the body
  • After the surgery, the patient does not require multiple follow-ups with the bariatric surgeon
  • Studies have shown that this procedure helps with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, High Blood Pressure and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, and also reduces High Cholesterol and gives better results as compared to Gastric Banding.
Sleeve Gastrectomy