Restrictive procedure to reduce size of stomach and thereby limiting food intake
Thin vertical sleeve is created from stomach by a stapling device, capable of holding quantity of 50 to 150 ml-merely about a size of banana
The excised portion of stomach is removed while keeping the outlet valve (pylorus) intact so as to preserve stomach’s usual functions.
- There is no intestinal bypass or malabsorption with this procedure, but only stomach reduction.
Food passes through the digestive tract in the usual way, allowing vitamins and nutrients to be fully absorbed into the body; so no deficiency. It also provides good appetite suppression