A laparoscopic procedure performed on the stomach to lose weight (Bariatric surgery). It is a simple and effective procedure when done in the rightly selected obese patients. It can be done through 3 to 4 tiny (5mm to 12 mm) holes on the tummy (Key hole surgery), OR it can even be performed through a single hole in the belly button , where we call it SILS sleeve meaning, Single incision Laparoscopic sleeve surgery . The stomach volume is reduced to approximately 80 to 100ml, by firing Staplers along the long axis of the stomach alongside a gastric tube introduced through the mouth under anaesthesia. The stomach now looks like a narrow sleeve, and hence the name, sleeve gastrectomy. The staple line in then sutured to ensure safety from leak and oozing. The remaining major part of the stomach is removed through the 12mm hole.but in SILS, a single incision is made for the whole procedure.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Animated Pics Series