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Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure removes about 75% of the stomach making it the size and shape of a large banana. This procedure works through calorie restriction and changes in gastric hormones, and it will cause you to feel fuller faster and longer. Patients loose approximately 65-70 percent of their excess body weight at 18 months. There is no malabsorption component to this operation.


  1. Minimal risk of malabsorption.
  2. No risk of internal hernia
  3. No foreign body implantation
  4. No re-routing of the intestine


  1. Staple line which could leak or stricture
  2. Weight loss slightly lower than that of the gastric bypass
  3. Possible increase in reflux/heartburn symptoms
Sleeve Gastrectomy

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