Gastric sleeve, the surgery that goes against the bypass

Typically called gastrectomy in sleeve, the intervention is less invasive than the gastric bypass, highly effective and allows the obese to have a better survival throughout the years. Its application is growing by leaps and bounds worldwide.


Sleeve gastrectomy, & nbsp; more commonly known as gastric sleeve , is a type of intervention of the so-called obesity surgeries that consists in the reduction of three quarters of the size of the stomach, drastically minimizing its storage capacity of food and facilitating the rapid descent of weight on the part of obese patients.

Dr. Federico Moser (MP 25.537 / 0 & ME: 11,738), is director of the Laparoscopy Training Center of the Catholic University of C & oacute; ; Córdoba (UCC) and explic & oacute; that " in the gastric bypass - the most popular of obesity surgeries - is a skipping of a segment of the intestine, which results in a poor absorption of some of the vitamins and minerals & nbsp; essential, which leads the patient to require the intake of vitamin supplements throughout his life, with all that that means.

For the person in charge of the Bariatric Surgery Teams of the Private Hospital, Model Institute of Cardiology (IMC) and Queen Fabiola Private University Clinic, & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & gd; and it is consolidated in recent years as a highly positive alternative for patients , since it does not produce any type of alteration in the digestive tract, affecting only the stomach without being involved the intestine in no sense. This makes it a much less risky intervention than the gastric bypass. "

" In other words, this surgery came to fill an existing gap for many years. " , in the sense that & nbsp; the obese person had no other option but to fall into more aggressive techniques to solve their health problem , having to adopt after the Intervention complex habits to maintain over time. But the gastric sleeve, on the other hand, was erected. as an excellent intermediate alternative less aggressive and more easy to cope with over the years ", detail the specialist.

Long-term results, and fewer sequelae

"If you operate two people with similar cases of obesity but apply to one the gastrectomy in sleeve and another the gastric bypass, in the course of its post-operative the second of them will have much more likely to suffer some type of problem than the first, and at the same time the results in terms of weight loss have been very similar, although having led the first of the patients a lifestyle much more normal than it was submitted to; to the gastric bypass & rdquo; assure & oacute; Moser.

The specialist clarifies. that "in no way" & rdquo; considered that the gas bypass is bad; On the contrary, it is an excellent surgery. & ldquo; The topic that arises - consider & nbsp; the open-air sleeve an exceeding instance in the treatment of obesity that did not exist before , since this intervention allows us to go from low to high, applying to the patient a less invasive technique of his body that, in case If it is positive, it will allow it to enjoy a much better quality of life.

"The gastric bypass, in fact, saved." the lives of millions of people all over the world, and it is the surgery that more time tests pas & oacute; in terms of its effectiveness. But in the light of the advances, if those of us who specialize in the subject discovered that with much less complex and invasive practices we can achieve similar results , the logic says that we have to apply them in favor of the patient, "insists.

About the effectiveness of the technique, highlight that " sleeve gastrectomy offers broad benefits over all other techniques for the surgical approach to obesity" . The worst scenario that can occur after the application is that the person recovers