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Gastric sleeve


VSG IS A RESTRICTIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURE PERFORMED LAPAROSCOPICALLY OR THROUGH A MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE. IT IS CATEGORIZED AS RESTRICTIVE, BECAUSE THE STOMACH SIZE IS REDUCED BY ABOUT 70%; SIGNIFICANTLY RESTRICTING ITS CAPACITY.

Remember that obese patients need to fill their stomachs before their brains can recognize when they are full. This surgery not only works by creating a restrictive mechanism, but changes are also made to the appetite-regulating hormone called ghrelin. In the gastric sleeve procedure, appetites are noticeably reduced, making the eagerness to eat much lower. By removing 70% of the stomach, the patient will have the same feeling of satisfaction with much less food, which allows for the proper nutritional regimen and creates weight reduction over the next 12 to 18 months.

The real advantages of this procedure are very important. It is a procedure performed laparoscopically with minimal invasiveness. It in no way alters the physiology of the stomach and is a procedure that can be performed on both patients with a higher BMI (over 35), and patients with a lower BMI such as 30 – 35. Another great advantage this has over any other surgery, is that the patient eats very little, without choking, since there are no anastomoses (connections) or foreign bodies present, such as in the gastric band.

Dr. Jesús Núñez HernándezA

Especialista en Cirugía de Obesidad y Diabetes por Laparoscopía

CED. PROF. 1371863 UAT / CED. ESP. AE: 011111 UNAM


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