Sleeve Gastrectomy Overview

The sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically through very small incisions. The normal shape of the stomach is much like a kidney bean. And after we divide what we call the greater curve of the stomach, and remove that portion of the patient’s anatomy, the stomach essentially looks like a banana, or the sleeve of your coat. So, it’s a much smaller stomach, where the capacity for the stomach to expand is reduced. Thereby, people eat a significantly less volume of food.

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