Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Reno

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Includes pre-op testing,labs and x-rays, hospital, surgeon, assistant and anesthesia, overnight hospital stay and valuable complication coverage.

One of the most popular and successful minimally invasive weight-loss surgery procedures that Dr. Sasse performs is the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, the procedure can be performed as an overnight-stay surgery and involves removing a large portion – about 75 to 80 percent – of the stomach. The remaining portion of the stomach is formed into a slender tube that is unable to enlarge or balloon up with food. Large five year studies show the LSG to be as effective as LRYGB (laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass), which is saying a lot.

There are anecdotal and smaller studies that go out many years, but so far it appears very effective in producing weight loss by favorably changing the hormonal responses of the stomach, improving metabolism, restricting the amount a person can eat, and creating a sense of fullness. It can be performed as an outpatient procedure in selected cases in centers Dr. Sasse works with that allow a 23-hour stay.

Sleeve gastrectomy has the advantage of being a less complicated or difficult procedure than the LRYGB, with potentially fewer risks. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has become recognized as a top-tier outpatient weight-loss surgical procedure for several reasons. First, it can be performed safely in less than an hour with a laparoscopic approach, like the other procedures. Since it does not involve an intestinal connection, there’s no problem of impaired absorption of vitamins and minerals, or any of the risks caused by the intricate work required in the LRYGB. As a straightforward removal of a portion of the stomach, the LSG offers a simplicity that makes it work well in the outpatient setting. Although theoretical concerns persist that patients will stretch out the stomach to a degree over time, Dr. Sasse and many in this field believe LSG will play a role for years to come.

Watch to Learn MoreLSG is became recognized as a top-tier outpatient weight-loss surgical procedure for several reasons. First, it can be performed safely in less than an hour with a laparoscopic approach, like the other procedures. Since it does not involve an intestinal connection, there’s no problem of impaired absorption of vitamins and minerals, or any of the risks caused by the intricate work required in the LRYGB. As a straightforward removal of a portion of the stomach, the LSG offers a simplicity that makes it work well in the outpatient setting. Although theoretical concerns persist that patients will stretch out the stomach to a degreee over time, Dr. Sasse and many in this field believe LSG will play a role for years to come.

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