The gastric sleeve is a type of bariatric surgery that involves removing part of the stomach, leaving it in the shape of a tube or hose.
During the operation, the left part of the stomach is removed, which reduces its ability to store food and, consequently, helps with weight loss.
The procedure is performed via laparoscopy, using small incisions, which reduces the patient’s hospital stay and recovery time.
Who is the Gastric Sleeve recommended for?
It is important to note that the Gastric Sleeve is indicated for people with the following characteristics:
- Body Mass Index > 60 kg/m2
- Severe comorbid illnesses
- Advanced age
- Unfavorable anatomy such as liver cirrhosis, intense abdominal adhesion causing poor exposure.
What are the risks and possible complications of the Gastric Sleeve?
The main possible complications of surgery are stomach fistula and hemorrhage.
Which doctor performs bariatric surgery through the Gastric Sleeve?
Living Clinic’s bariatric surgery team is led by surgeon Dr. Luís Sá Vinhas.
Gastric Sleeve: Before and After
Discover the case of Elisabete, who lost 35kg after bariatric surgery using the Gastric Sleeve.
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