What is a Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?
In a Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery, your surgeon will remove 80-85% of your stomach through five, 1/4 to 1/2-inch incisions in the abdomen. After the procedure, your stomach will be 1/2 inch in diameter and five to six inches long, creating a ‘sleeve’ that can hold 1/2 to one cup of food. The gastric sleeve procedure does not involve any intestinal surgery and nothing is placed in or around the stomach. You are simply left with a sleeve of stomach that helps you feel full with a small amount of food.
What are the risks of a Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery?
Every surgery poses possible risks and complications. Possible risks with a Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery include:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Leg clots
What are the benefits of a Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery?
Weight-loss surgery can improve or resolve many health issues. You’ll also gain the freedom to become an active, healthy participant in life rather than an onlooker.
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