Sleeve Gastrectomy: What to Know about It?

Sleeve Gastrectomy: What to Know about It?

Sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive type of weight loss surgery. An estimated of 85% of the stomach is being removed which leaves a sleeve shaped stomach that has a capacity of about 60- 150-cc, depending on the surgeon that performed the surgery. Unlike with the other types of bariatric surgery, for this one, the outlet valve and the nerves are intact. The stomach however is reduced in size; all its functions are preserved. This surgery is also not reversible.   Restrictions of the Surgery Since the stomach keeps its normal…

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