Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy
General patient information
Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed by minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery.
The procedure reduces the size of the stomach to about 10% of its original volume and results in a limited capacity of food intake. The Minimizer Ring is then placed 4cm below the gastro-oesaphageal junction.
Patients feel full after eating a very small amount of food. The volume of the stomach after LBSG is between 80 and 120 ml.
In the sleeve gastrectomy, a large portion of the stomach is surgically removed by cutting and stapling (see pink shading). This results in a new stomach which is roughly the size and shape of a 20 cm tube.
With the “banded” sleeve gastrectomy, a silastic ring (Minimizer) is implanted in the upper part of the sleeve (indicated below the green portion of the sleeve).
The Minimizer Ring will be restrictive only if excessive intake of food occurs, but is not designed to be restrictive ongoing like the gastric band procedure. The Minimizer Ring will also help reduce the incidence of future pouch dilatation.
Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy has been performed with success for over 5 years. The results of a clinical trial in Europe have been positive for patients post-operatively for issues such as weight regain and reflux.