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Description

The Sleeve Gastrectomy generates weight loss by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten without any bypass of the intestines or malabsorption of food because a portion of the stomach remains intact.

Other Name

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

Advantages

  • The stomach is reduced in volume but continues to function normally, so most food items can be consumed in small amounts.
  • Eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces the hormones that stimulate hunger.
  • There is no dumping syndrome because the pylorus (the part of the stomach that connects with the duodenum) is preserved.
  • Minimizes the chance of an ulcer occurring.

Procedure Details

In addition to avoiding foreign bodies such as the LAP-BAND©, the other advantage over other procedures is that the excess stomach portion is removed. This helps patients control their hunger.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Hospital Stay: 1 Day

*Note that surgery time and hospital stay may vary due to a number of factors.