What is Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgery that involves stapling the stomach and dividing it vertically and removing more than 85% of it. The function of the stomach remains, but the volume is drastically reduced. This is done to promote weight loss, and is an alternative to lap-band surgery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support weight loss 11 4
Obesity 5 2
Barrett's esophagus 1 1
Diabetes type 2 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Side effect Patients
Chafing 1
Flatulence 1
Hair loss 1
Nausea 1
Pain 1

Duration

Stopped having Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Nov 30, 2011 (Started Nov 30, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support weight loss)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

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