Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Weight loss can be achieved by the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG), also called gastric sleeve or vertical gastric sleeve. It restricts the amount of food and calories that can be eaten by removing 80% to 90% of the stomach. However, it does not bypass the small intestine. The surgeon creates a small sleeve-shaped stomach that is about the size of a banana.
With the gastric sleeve procedure, the stomach is less likely to expand over time than with other bariatric surgeries. It drastically reduces the volume of food tolerated while preserving the stomach’s functions. Individuals who undergo this procedure will eventually be able to eat about one to two cups of food per meal, three times a day. They’ll feel satisfied and full while losing an average of 45% to 55% of excess body weight in the first year.