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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Description: Removes part of the stomach and creates a new, tube-shaped stomach or “sleeve”. This is sometimes referred to as a “weight loss sleeve.” Surgery is irreversible.

Method: In most cases, your bariatric surgeon will perform this gastric sleeve procedure laparoscopically, making several small 1/4- to 1/2-inch abdominal incisions.

How you lose weight: Reduces the size of the stomach and restricts the amount of food you can eat at one time, helping you feel full sooner.

Weight loss: Weight loss is slower than gastric bypass. Expect to lose 60 to 70 percent of excess body weight within 12 to 18 months after surgery.

Surgery time: About an hour.

Hospital stay: Two to three days.

Recovery time: Two to four weeks.