Also called sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery is a type of bariatric surgery that alters the size of the stomach, removing about 80 percent of the stomach and leaving a slim, sleeve-shaped portion to serve as the new stomach. Because the remaining portion of the stomach is so much smaller, patients consume far fewer calories and feel fuller much faster, helping to eliminate hunger sensations that can trigger overeating.
Both surgeries have roughly the same success rates, but gastric sleeve surgery is a less complex procedure and typically poses fewer risks since it doesn't alter the small intestine. Patients also have fewer issues with nutrient absorption since food still passes through the entire small intestine where a majority of nutrients are processed.
Gastric sleeve surgery is usually performed using robot assistance. In these procedures, a special surgical robot “instrument” is used to assist in portions of the surgery that require a high degree of precision. During the surgery, the larger portion of the stomach is sectioned off, leaving the smaller sleeve portion attached at either end. Most procedures can be completed in about an hour.
Sleeve gastrectomy may cause indigestion or nausea after eating due to the much smaller size of the stomach. These issues are common with most types of gastric surgery and can be minimized by following the nutrition plan provided by Intyre Health. As with other bariatric surgery procedures that make the stomach smaller, absorption of nutrients is decreased following surgery, and supplements will be necessary to ensure the body receives optimal levels of vitamins and minerals.
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