Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive weight loss procedure that involves the stapling and cutting of 3/4 of the stomach vertically.  This leaves the patient with a smaller, sausage shaped stomach.  This means that the patient requires smaller amounts of food to feel full.  This surgery is done laparoscopically through 3-4 small incisions. It is a non-reversible procedure and relies on restriction as oppaosed to malabsorption as a tool for weight loss which minimizes nutrition concerns. It results in excellent weight loss and patients may experience the loss of up to 77% of their excess weight in 3 years.

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