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GASTRIC SLEEVE

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One of the most popular weight-loss surgical procedures.

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(310) 836-7000 ext. 6775

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In a sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve procedure, the outer margin of the stomach is removed to restrict food intake. During the gastric sleeve procedure, the surgeon removes a large portion of your stomach. The new, smaller stomach is about the size of a banana, which means the patient is less hungry, feels full sooner after eating. Plus, the surgery removes the part of your stomach that makes a hormone that boosts your appetite.

From 2010 to the 2018 gastric sleeves became the fastest growing bariatric surgery procedure. Gastric sleeve surgery is best for people who have a BMI (body mass index) of at least 40. That means you’re 100 pounds or more over your ideal weight.

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