Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG)

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) in Kolkata

A laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy helps a person achieve weight loss with a surgical approach. A sleeve gastrectomy is recommended to patients with:

  • Obesity-associated diseases

  • Morbid obesity (BMI≥35)

  • A high appetite

Sleeve gastrectomy employs the use of laparoscopy to make multiple small incisions on the abdomen. With this procedure, around 75% of the stomach is removed, which gives it a ‘sleeve’ like appearance. The procedure takes around 1 hour and ensures weight loss by restricting the patient’s food intake. This is achieved by restricting the release of the hunger hormone called ‘ghrelin’ and thus, mitigating hunger pangs. As the stomach gets converted to a small pouch, its capacity to contain large quantities of food diminishes which makes the person consume less quantities of food than before and also helps them feel satiated for a long time. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) in Kolkata is available at Manipal, visit today.

However, all the functions of the stomach are preserved and its nutrient absorption capability is not affected. Thus, by reducing the food intake, this procedure reduces the risk of various obesity-associated complications, such as hypertension, diabetes, blood cholesterol levels and sleep apnoea. Sleeve gastrectomy is generally a safe procedure with few side effects. 

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