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During a sleeve gastrectomy, typically a laparoscopic procedure, the surgeon removes approximately 75-80 percent of the stomach. The smaller stomach holds much less food, restricting the amount of food one can eat. Removing a large portion of the stomach decreases ghrelin, commonly referred to as the "hunger hormone." Most people discover they are significantly less hungry and experience fewer cravings. The procedure does not involve implanting a band or re-routing the digestive process. Patients can expect to lose about 60-70% of their excess weight within one year of surgery and return to work after 2-4 weeks.
"Before having the surgery, I couldn't have managed all the physical work that I do now, and I couldn't have started a business. I'm a happier person, so I'm a better husband. Being more positive allows me to concentrate on life's important things, like being a good husband and father. I view things differently now because I'm no longer depressed and miserable. I concentrate on leading a happy life."
The surgeon transforms the stomach's top into a small gastric pouch during bypass surgery. The small intestine loop is cut and connected to the gastric pouch, and the other end of the small intestine loop is reconnected to the small intestine. Food is redirected to a different area of the digestive system, bypassing the stomach and part of the small intestine. Thus, the patient’s body does not absorb as many calories. Patients will feel full much faster and can expect to lose about 65-85% of their excess weight and return to work after 2-4 weeks.
The biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery is a two-part procedure in which approximately 75-80% of the stomach is removed. The surgeon then creates a small, tubular stomach pouch and connects the new stomach pouch outlet to the small intestine, or the "duodenum."
After the procedure, the food empties directly into the duodenum, bypassing about 3/4 of the small intestine. This new system causes the body to absorb fewer calories and nutrients. The duodenal switch surgery reduces hunger and cravings. Patients can expect to lose about 70-90% of their excess weight and return to work after two weeks.
Dr. Bart Liles views his profession as his contribution to society. "It is your duty to create something good and lasting in this world; it is the only way you will be remembered," he said.READ MORE
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