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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy

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This is the latest restrictive weight loss procedure that reduces food intake due to the reduction of stomach size. The surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach in the shape of a banana. The stomach pouch that is created is larger, yet narrower than the one created in the Laproscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. But, similarly, the sleeve reduces the secretion of the hunger hormone ghrelin. The sleeve gastrectomy can also be considered as an option for obese patients with a large abdominal hernia because it also helps with hernia treatment.

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Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
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