Reinforced Gastric Sleeve
What is an APM?
(Absorbable Polymer Membrane)
APM is a type of reinforcement to ensure minimal leakage of the surgical site. A study of over 8,900 Sleeve patients show leak rate lowest with reinforcement of the staple line.
We “invert” the reinforced staple line:
- Additional strengthening of the staple line and decreasing risk of leaking.
- Reduction of volume of the sleeve.
- Additional support may reduce stretching of the sleeve.
No Rerouting of Intestine
Lower Nutritional Deficiencies
Excess Weight Loss in 5 Years