Based on the pre-operative weight, patients may expect to lose between 40% - 70% of their excessive body weight in the first year after the surgery. Diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea & abnormal cholesterol levels will also get improves or cured in more than 75% of the patients who will undergoes LSG. Eventhough long-term studies are not still available, the weight loss which occurs after the LSG results in dramatic improvement in these medical conditions in 1st year after the surgery.
We will perform sleeve gastrectomy as a laparoscopic procedure. This will involves by making 5 - 6 small cuts in the abdomen and performing the method by using a video camera called laparoscope and long instruments which will be placed through these small incisions.
During the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, about 75% of stomach will be removed by leaving a narrow gastric tube or sleeve. No intestines will be removed or bypassed during sleeve gastrectomy. The Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy takes 1 2 hours to complete.