Question 1. How Is Sleeve Gastrectomy Performed?

BSC Surgeons perform the Sleeve Gastrectomy as a laparoscopic procedure. This involves making five or six small incisions in the abdomen and performing the procedure using a video camera (laparoscope) and long instruments that are placed through these small incisions. 

During the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, about 75% of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow gastric “tube” or “sleeve”. No intestines are removed or bypassed during the sleeve gastrectomy.The LSG takes one hour to complete.