Refers to the surgical procedure where the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size by the surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature resulting in a narrow sleeve or tube like structure.
Associated with the hospital stay of 1 to 2 days and recovery Of 1 to 2 weeks.
Procedure contraindicated in poor surgical candidates, in patients with severe psychiatric disorders, in those with intolerance the general anesthesia, pregnancy, drug or alcohol addiction, patients with untreated or severe esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus, severe gastroparesis, achalasia, previous gastrectomy or previous gastric bypass.
Potential complications include gastrointestinal obstruction, hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, anastomotic leaks, and the usual complications of invasive surgery in a patient with high morbidity.
Potential chronic complications including weight-loss, marginal ulcers, esophageal dilatation, dumping syndrome we’ve reactive hypoglycemia, small obstruction, luminal stenosis, fistula formation anastomotic leak, hypocalcemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism, gallstones, protein malnutrition, iron deficiency, anemia, metabolic acidosis, osteoporosis, bacterial overgrowth, kidney stones, neuropathies, and depression.
Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve.