Vertical Gastrectomy

In The Vertical Gastrectomy Procedure, the outer two thirds of the stomach is removed creataing a long narrow stomach. studies have shown the Vertical Gasrectomy to be superior with regard to weight loss and lesser complcations than other restrictive methods. In this gastric bypass, the surgeon removes aproximately 2/3rds of the stomach. The removal of this portion of the stomach reduces the amount of hormones released into the body that control hunger. This helps the patient not only to feel full from eating, but also satisfied. Results of this surgery are similar to the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, but without the malabsorption risk that procedure can carry.