During gastric sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) operation surgeon makes the stomach smaller in shape of tube or sleeve and removes about 75-85% of the original stomach.
The gastric sleeve operation is performed laparoscopically by small incisions in abdominal area. The new sleeve-shaped stomach is closed with surgical staples.
The purpose of the sleeve surgery is to reduce size of the stomach therefore the person will be able to eat much lesser amounts of food during one meal. It also removes the fundus – part of stomach where hunger hormone ghrelin is produced making the person feel less hungry. That in turn leads to reduced calorie intake promoting weight loss.
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the newest types of bariatric surgery. It was developed in the 1980s initially as the first step of open duodenal switch bariatric surgery in higher risk patients with super-morbid obesity. Soon it developed into a single-stage laparoscopic bariatric option for lower BMI patients. Today the gastric sleeve surgery popularity has increased and along to the gastric bypass surgery reaches around 54% of all bariatric surgeries performed in the world. In Sigulda Hospital sleeve gastrectomy is performed in around a half of all bariatric surgery cases.
It might be confusing to know which type of weight loss surgery suits you the best. Here is some advise by Dr. Olegs Kozlovskis, bariatric surgeon, on who would be eligible for the sleeve surgery rather than other type of bariatric surgery.
All inclusive cost of the sleeve gastrectomy surgery is € 5870.
Clinical research and studies have proven that gastric sleeve surgery leads to complete resolution or significant improvement of obesity related health issues such as:
Gastric sleeve surgery is a newer type of bariatric surgery comparing to gastric bypass. During the past decades the surgical techniques have developed and the gastric sleeve surgery has become an overall safe and the most popular bariatric surgery procedure in the world. However, as with all general surgeries complications can still occur during and after the surgery. The main complications and risks of the gastric sleeve surgery:
Please feel free to ask for a consultation to help you decide which type of bariatric surgery might be the most suitable for you!