Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve GastrectomyThe sleeve limits food intake by reducing the size of the stomach. A stapling device is used to divide the stomach vertically, leaving behind a thin vertical sleeve of stomach. The excised portion of the stomach is removed.

  • One of the newest procedures
  • Ghrelin (hunger promoting hormone) is primarily removed with excised stomach, thus decreasing appetite.
  • Only procedure where a portion of the stomach is removed.

Surgery risks include but are not limited to: staple line bleed, gastric leakage, nausea and vomiting.

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Gastric Sleeve Video

Watch an animation about what happens during the gastric sleeve procedure.