This procedure was first started as a way to treat patients suffering for extreme obesity by ways of celioscope biliopancreatic diversion or celioscope Rounx-en Y gastric bypassing. The results of this procedure was reported for its effects and in the 2007 International Consensus Submit for Sleeve Gastrectomy held in New York, 93.8% of the participants recognized this procedure as a way to treat obesity.
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a procedure that surgically removes the fundu and large intestine portion of the stomach leaving 50-80cc of the small intestine.
In 2005, patients in Korea with over 35 BMI were reported to have lost 85% of their excess body weight, as well as see improvements in diabetes after 3 years of receiving the surgery.
This procedure is comparatively simpler than celioscope biliopancreatic diversion or celioscope Rounx-en Y gastric bypassing, while having the advantage of fewer complications during the procedure, fewer metabolic complications, it is not difficult to convert to another procedure should this procedure not offer drastic results, and there are no anatomical changes in the digestive system making it easier to perform examinations on excess portions of the stomach or duodenum. However, these are all results found on a short-term time frame, meaning that research on long-term effects must be done.
A disadvantage of this procedure is that in the long-term, it is possible for the capacity of the stomach to increase.
- A length of the stomach is surgically removed
- The procedure is simple as we do not have to go around the stomach
Principals of weight loss
- Lower the intake of food by reducing the size of the stomach
- Does not reduce the absorption of food
Change required long-term food habits
- It is recommended that you intake 600-800 calories of food a day after the first 2 years of your procedure, and 1000-1200 calories after that
- You will not experience the phenomenon of dumping or diarrhea
- If you have improper dietary habits, you will have a higher chance of gaining your weight back
- It is not required, but intake of multivitamins and calcium is recommended.
Complications after Procedure
- Burning sensation in the solar plexus
- Weight can be gained back
- Exposure of passage
Duration of Procedure
- 2 Hours
- 2-3 Days
Return to regular schedule
- 1-2 Weeks
– Effective initial weight loss, convenient for people that cannot make frequent visits to the hospital for management
– Long term effects not yet verified, your stomach can return to its normal size and weight can be gained back, restoration impossible