Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharatabout 2 months ago
Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery, also called sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach, although there could be some dilation of the stomach later on in life. The procedure is generally performed laparoscopically and is irreversible. Sleeve gastrectomy is the most commonly performed bariatric surgery worldwide. Reducing the stomach helps restrict calories and reduce hunger signals. This surgery is offered to help people with clinically severe obesity achieve effective weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy is typically done only after severely obese person has tried to lose weight by improving the diet and exercise habits. Sleeve gastrectomy is done to help severely obese people lose excess weight and reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems.

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