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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for Morbid obesity

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has become the most commonly performed Bariatric surgery in India and worldwide for Morbid obesity. It started out as the first stage procedure of the originally performed biliopancreatic diversion. However, the excellent weight loss results seen in the first year following the gastric sleeve made surgeons offer this as a stand alone procedure for many patients. This surgery converts the stomach into a long narrow tube or "sleeve" from which it derives its name. This involves permanent removal of the majority of the stomach by sequential application of laparoscopic stapler along its greater curvature. Sleeve gastrectomy is purely restrictive which means that it is not complicated by the side effects of malabsorption as its predecessor the BPD. It is technically simple to perform which means that it has a shorter learning curve than other bariatric surgeries. The procedure can be completed within a short time and this avoids the side effects of prolonged anaesthesia. All these advantages have made it the most popular choice amongst the Bariatric surgeons in India and it continues to hold more than than 90% share of the total volume of Bariatric surgeries in India. It is also preferred by the top Bariatric surgeons in Delhi for Morbid obesity and associated comorbidities.