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Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Sleeve gastrectomy is a new procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake.

With this procedure, the surgeon removes approximately 80 percent of the stomach laparoscopically so that the stomach takes the shape of a tube or “sleeve.” This is the simplest, least invasive weight-loss surgery available. It is permanent, so it reduces the risk of regaining the weight. The VSG is the fastest growing Bariatric Surgery in the world due to it’s success and safety.

The VSG is much more effective than the Lap-Band, and equally or more effective than the Gastric Bypass (RNY).

Most patients can expect to lose 60 to 100% of their excess body weight over a 12 – 24 month period with the sleeve gastrectomy.

Eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces the hormones that stimulates hunger (Ghrelin). Because Ghrelin, the hormone that is responsible for making you feel hungry is made in your stomach, you will feel significantly less hungry after the surgery. No other surgery can do this.

Possible Complications from Surgery

The surgeon performs the gastric sleeve and lap-band procedures laparoscopically using an instrument with a tiny camera that is introduced into the belly through several small incisions. Although this is a minimally invasive procedure compared to one that is performed through an abdominal incision, any surgical procedure involves some risks. Complications may include hemorrhage (bleeding), blood clots, leaking at the surgical site, or infection. Possible anesthesia complications could include breathing problems and allergic reactions. There is also some risk of damage to the stomach, intestines or other organs, internal scarring or leaking from the surgical site.

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