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 a 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 reaches close to 50% of all bariatric surgeries performed at Sigulda Hospital.
It might be confusing to choose the right type of surgery. Here you go some advise by dr.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:
Please feel free to ask for a consultation to help you decide which type of bariatric surgery might be the most suitable for you!