Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Lagos
Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve, is a surgical weight-loss operation in which a large part of the stomach is surgically removed, following the main curve, to reduce the stomach to around 15% of its original height. The open sides of the stomach are then stitched together to form a tube or sleeve with a banana outline. The treatment limits the size of the stomach indefinitely.
Laparoscopic surgery is used to perform the operation. For a sleeve gastrectomy alone, most patients should expect to lose 85 to 90 percent of their excess body weight in 6–12 months.