Quad Cities' Trusted Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery | Trinity

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Gastric Sleeve | UnityPoint Health Quad Cities

Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Pros

  • Good weight loss 60-70% EBW at 1 year
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Performed laparoscopically
  • Less technically difficult than laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • No foreign body
  • Does not need adjustments
  • Less risk of ulcer or stricture 

Cons

  • Permanent, not reversible
  • Persistent reflux or heartburn in 10% of patients
  • If there is a complication, it may require conversion to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Still requires vitamin supplements