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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric surgery that restricts the amount of food to be eaten at one time by reducing the size of stomach. This results in early feeling of fullness even after a small meal leading to weight loss. Like other procedures, LSG does not cause nutrient deficiency in the body.
LSG can be a standalone procedure or part of a multi-stage approach to find a solution for obese patients.
Procedure:
Sleeve Gastrectomy is performed as a laparoscopic procedure in which five or six small incisions are made in the abdomen. The procedure is performed using a video camera called laparoscope and long instruments are used to remove about 75 % of the stomach leaving behind just a sleeve or gastric tube. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to do the LSG.
Advantages of LSG:
Loss of almost 40% to 70% of the excess body weight in the first year of the surgery
Significant improvement in obesity-related comorbidities
Does not cause decreased absorption of nutrients
Quick and continued feeling of fullness for several hours
Decreases appetite
Reduces the amount of ???hunger hormone??? produced by the stomach
No foreign body issues as in lap banding
Less??food intolerance than with the gastric band
A very low risk of any complication at the time of surgery
Least chances of needing another operation in the future
Procedure requires just an overnight stay in the hospital
Patient can return to work, resume heavy lifting and strenuous activity, in about two weeks from the time of surgery