The Vertical Gastric Sleeve was originally performed as a two-part procedure as part of the Duodenal Switch. Due to the success in the weight loss of this procedure, it then became a stand-alone procedure which is what we now know as the Vertical Sleeve gastrectomy.
In the last fifteen years, the Gastric Sleeve has gained popularity as it has proven to help the patients reduce a significant amount of excess weight, without having to have a mal-absorption surgery. One of the main reason’s patients are turning to this procedure is because it has shown that not only will it allow the patients to achieve their weight loss goal and maintain the weight off it has also been proven to cure many diseases such as:
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Complications
- Long term remission of Type 2 Diabetes
- Improved Cardiovascular health
- Relief of depression
- Eliminate Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Joint pain Relief
- Improve Fertility
- Alleviate many other diseases associated with obesity.
One other main reason the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a good choice for patients is that thanks to new technological breakthroughs and new techniques, the complication rates have gone down making this procedure a lower risk surgery, and providing faster recovery times.