Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has become the most popular Bariatric procedure recently. Patients are attracted because it is very simple, does not involve cutting the intestines and has excellent weightloss, almost comparable to the gastric bypass. Medicare and Medicaid have just recently approved the Sleeve Gastrectomy in Warren Michigan as a covered procedure.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Warren Michigan has less overall complications when compared to the bypass. The sleeve is created by stapling vertically across the stomach and removing 75% of the stomach. This creates a long stomach tube, or sleeve, that restricts the flow of food. The stomach makes a hormone called “Grehlin” that is reduced when the stomach is made smaller. This causes less hunger and appetite, so you do not want to eat as much. The smaller stomach restricts the amount you can eat. The other hormonal effect is not wanting sweets or fats as much. This lowers sugar and helps reduce diabetes.
The advantages of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Warren Michigan are a short hospital stay of 1-2 days, less complications, and excellent weight loss. Also ideal for certain patients with intestinal or liver problems as there is less malabsorption. Disadvantages are that there may not be enough weight loss in the super-obese patients and less ability to reverse more longstanding diabetes.