Sleeve gastrectomy is a technique in which the surgeon removes two thirds of the length of the stomach.
The “staple” technique creates a smaller reservoir by stapling off part of the stomach. As a result, less food reaches the intestines to be absorbed by the body.
Moreover, the section of the upper part of the stomach suppresses the production of a hunger hormone: ghrelin. This hormone manages satiety by filling the stomach but does not control pleasure.
To satisfy a small hunger, you can choose between an apple and a millefeuille: 70 Kcal versus 500 Kcal.
It also has a role in the treatment of diabetes (remission rather than cure, reduction of drug doses).
It is proposed in its own right for morbid obesity with a BMI of more than 33-40 in patients over the age of 18.
Our team has performed more than 1800 Sleeves (including 100 N-Sleeves) with an average operating time of 45 min to 60 min and a hospital stay of 2 days.