Type of Surgery
Last updated: 11/24/2009
of weight loss from vertical sleeve gastrectomy is between 33 and 83 percent of initial weight. Maximum weight loss is seen within 12 to 18 months after surgery. Also within one to two years of surgery, patients and their physicians routinely report resolution of various obesity-related illnesses including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnea. Various blood cholesterol (LDL, HDL, triglycerides) levels begin to of fully normalize after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. While the procedure is rather new, vertical sleeve gastrectomy appears to be at least as effective and safe as other, more traditional bariatric surgeries.
The video provides a detailed look at the bariatric surgery known as sleeve gastrectomy. The narrator explains how sleeve gastrectomy leads to weight loss for the bariatric patient.
Because surgeons are not required to register with any medical agency, there is no precise number. However, the American Society for Bariatric Surgery reports current 2006 membership at 1500.
From: National Association for Weight Loss Surgery
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