A sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves removing approximately 85% of volume of the stomach of the stomach, leaving a slender stomach “sleeve”. This new stomach has a total capacity of just three to five ounces, which means patients feel full or satisfied after eating only a small amount of food. This surgery also causes changes in hormones that work to further promote a feeling of fullness. Sleeve Gastrectomy permanently reduces the size of the stomach, limiting the amount of food you can eat and helping you to feel full faster, and longer.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.
At Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, this procedure is performed laparoscopically, which means that it is minimally invasive, using several small incisions rather than one large one. Patient benefits include a shorter hospital stay, less pain and a quicker recovery.
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