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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

 

During the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device.  The sleeve is about the size of a banana.  The rest of the stomach is removed.  By creating a smaller stomach pouch, a sleeve gastrectomy limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you feel full sooner and stay full longer.  As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.  Dr. Eggl performs this procedure laparoscopically therefore minimizing the recovery time for the patient.