Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Video Explained Step by Step

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This video demonstrate Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy which is a popular Bariatric Surgery for morbid obesity. Sleeve gastrectomy is a simpler bariatric operation than the gastric bypass procedure for morbid obesity because it does not involve rerouting of or reconnection of the intestines. The sleeve gastrectomy, unlike the Lap-band, does not require the use of a banding device to be implanted around a portion of the stomach. Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The sleeve gastrectomy, by reducing the size of the stomach, allows the patient to feel full after eating less and taking in fewer calories. The surgery removes that portion of the stomach that produces a hormone that can makes a patient feel hungry.