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  • The Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure which limits the amount of food you can eat

  • by reducing the size of your stomach.

  • To gain access to the abdominal cavity, small incisions are created on the abdomen.

  • Trocars, which serve as passageways for the surgical instruments, are placed into the

  • incisions.

  • Surgical instruments are passed through the trocars to access the abdominal cavity.

  • The surgeon examines the abdomen using a laparoscope or video camera.

  • The average human stomach can expand to hold around 1 to 1.5 liters of food.

  • While in the stomach, food is combined with digestive enzymes to help break down the food

  • into a more simple form so that it can be more easily digested and absorbed

  • once in the small bowel.

  • During a Sleeve Gastrectomy, a thin vertical sleeve is created by using a stapling device.

  • This sleeve will typically hold between 50 to 150 milliliters or as about the size of

  • a banana. The excise portion of the stomach is removed.

  • The newly created gastric sleeve is able to hold approximately one tenth

  • of what the stomach was able to hold before.

  • This smaller stomach sleeve restricts the amount of food you can eat before feeling

  • full.

  • The bile and pancreatic fluids from the liver and pancreas mix with the food

  • and allow it to be completely digested and absorbed in the bowel.

  • There is no rerouting of the small bowel or post-operative adjustments necessary for the

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy.

  • As with all weight loss procedures, behavior modification and dietary compliance

  • plays a critical part in determining the long-term success of the procedure.

  • All surgery presents risks.

  • Weight, age and medical history determine your specific risks.

  • Ask your doctor if bariatric surgery is right for you.

The Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure which limits the amount of food you can eat

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