Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery (also known as gastric sleeve surgery, or “sleeve,” procedure) requires removal of 85 percent of your stomach. However, the intestine is not bypassed, so vitamin and most nutrient absorption are not affected as much as in the gastric bypass surgery. In the United States, this is the most frequently performed bariatric procedure.
Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Risks of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Risks are similar to the gastric bypass, and long-term data (more than 10 years) is not yet available.
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