How it works: the procedure involves five small incisions and takes about an hour. A small pouch of about 120cc in size is made in the stomach by using stapling devices. the remaining stomach is removed while the gastrointestinal tract is kept unaltered. A leak test is done before completing the operation. Thus, the stomach size is dramatically reduced.
Results: no use of silicone implants, great appetite suppression, lower risk of ulcer, no dumping, no vitamin or drugs malabsoration. It does not impair patient’s dietary habits, better weight loss than gastric banding and no complications