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Sleeve Gastrectomy

It is a totally restrictive surgery with a low percentage of complications and low mortality.

Its main effect is to reduce the levels of Ghrelin, a hormone responsible for regulating appetite stimulation and weight.

It consists of the removal of 80% of the stomach, transforming it from a reservoir with a capacity of 500ml of a thousand to a thousand into a tube with a capacity of around 150 ml.

Like other surgical procedures for the management of obesity, sleeve gastrectomy can be performed laparoscopically. Its main advantage is that the procedure is shorter than gastric bypass and has a lower rate of complications.

This procedure arose originally as a temporary alternative to help reduce weight to very obese or high risk patients prior to gastric bypass surgery. However, and with yielded good results, it is positioned as a new surgical alternative that quickly extended its indication to patients with lower BMI.

It does not requiere adjustments.
It is reversible.
It has less complications than a gastric bypass.
Some series have reported results comparable to the gastric bypass, but it does not require revisions or adjustments.
It can later be converted into a gastric bypass if the desired results are not obtained.
It does not cause malabsorption or risks of vitamin deficiencies, as with other surgeries.

The anatomy of the stomach is altered.
It is irreversible.
It has a long line of stapling and suture is susceptible to complications, they can sometimes be difficult to manage and require prolonged hospitalizations.

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