Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy


Losing weight is not the same for all people. While there are men and women who are good at losing fat and burning calories through workouts, there are people who cannot complete the journey with their efforts alone. Medicine tends to intervene in cases that need to undergo surgery in order to achieve a person’s goal weight.

The procedure called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy also referred to as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure aimed at helping people who want to lose weight. This procedure is done by inserting small instruments through multiple small incisions in the upper abdomen.

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The procedure normally takes about two hours. Recovery from it is about two to three weeks for the incisions to heal and six to eight weeks for the stapled stomach to recover. This procedure has been around for years, helping thousands of patients in achieving a healthy weight.

Because of the size of the stomach being smaller, the amount of food intake is lessened and patients normally lose about 2-4 lbs every week for about 6-12 months. Eating habits are restructured because of the smaller stomach and weight loss is apparent.

Know more about this procedure in this video.