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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gas­trec­to­my surgery is a type of Bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Dur­ing the pro­ce­dure, your sur­geon uti­lizes a thin, ver­ti­cal sleeve of the stom­ach approx­i­mate­ly the size of a banana, remov­ing the remain­ing por­tion of the stomach. 

The surgery takes between one and one-and-a-half hours to per­form, fol­lowed by a one or two night stay in the hos­pi­tal. The aver­age recov­ery time ranges between two and four weeks. 

Sleeve gas­trec­to­my surgery offers quick and sub­stan­tial weight loss (on aver­age between 60 and 70 per­cent of excess body weight) and has less change of vit­a­min defi­cien­cies and mal­ab­sorp­tion than oth­er treat­ment options.