Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Obesity is a chronic disease, which is believed to reduce the quality of life and the life span of a person. Individuals who are obese are more prone to various diseases and infections. It is also said to cause serious illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, etc. People adopt various methods to get rid of the excessive fat, but none of the methods are able to give desired results. The concept of weight loss through sleeve gastrectomy was first described by Marceau in 1993, as a component of biliopancreatic diversion. Over the time, the method underwent various changes, and now it is been widely used as an effective treatment to lose weight. The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a relatively new operation, in which the outer margin of the stomach is removed to limit food intake and leaving behind just a sleeve of stomach, roughly the size of a banana. After this operation, the size of the stomach is reduced and a person can feel fuller after intaking lesser calories and eating less. The operation also involves removing the portion of the stomach, which releases a hormone and make person feel hungry.

Process of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Risks Associated With Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Advantages of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Who are Right Candidates for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?

* Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.