The Gastric tube surgery or Sleeve Gastrectomy is carried through laparoscopic surgery, and it consists of reducing the stomach’s ability to hold food.
To make this stomach reduction we insert a tutor standing inside which has the shape of the tube we want to let inside. Then a cut is made in the stomach following this guide and the rest of the unnecesary part of the stomach is removed. This cut is made using automatic staplers, designed specifically for this purpose, which prevent leakages through the cut area. Thus, the patient will have a feeling of fullness and satisfaction after eating a small amount of food. This feeling of fullness and satisfaction facilitates the compliance of the patient’s diet plan.
Stomach retains its normal operation, except for the volume of food that it can receive, which is much lower. This way, it can digest any kind of food.