Gastric Sleeve Surgery

By: Dr. Samuel Bledsoe  09/15/2015
Keywords: Weight Loss Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy

The gastric sleeve is a newer procedure than the gastric bypass or gastric band. About 80% of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a long, narrow “sleeve” of stomach. This is an outstanding procedure with results that rival that of the gastric bypass and a safety record that approaches the gastric band. When performing this procedure, Dr. Bledsoe removes approximately 80% of the stomach. This changes the shape from a large sack-like organ into a long, narrow “sleeve.”

Keywords: Bariatric Surgeons, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss Surgery

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