Gastric sleeve surgery, sometimes also called partial gastrectomy, reduces the stomach to about 25% of its original size. A smaller stomach means reduced appetite and quicker satiety (sense of fullness), ensuring steady weight loss. Surgery is only performed on the stomach; the intestine is not touched.
The procedure involves removing two-thirds of the stomach along its length so instead of looking like a pouch, it looks like a long tube or shirt-sleeve. The smaller stomach tube remains attached to the intestines, thus ensuring a normal digestion process and proper nutrient absorption.
Gastric sleeve surgery can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or as the first stage in a gastric bypass procedure and generally has fewer potential complications than gastric bypass surgery.
All bariatric surgery procedures will be performed by our well sought-after Bariatric surgeon at accredited Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur.