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What Happens During A Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Sleeve-Gastrectomy is a restrictive bariatric surgery. During gastric sleeve procedure, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach about the size of a banana. Weight loss occurs because the surgery causes the stomach to tolerate a limited amount of food, causing a feeling of fullness more quickly. Patients who have a sleeve gastrectomy are encouraged to embrace a change in lifestyle in order to maintain long-term weight loss success. They should also participate in an exercise program and have regular medical care.
At the MyNewSelf bariatrics clinic in St. Louis, MO, our experienced, multi-disciplinary weight loss team will answer all your questions about the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and other bariatric procedures performed at our facility. We also welcome you to browse through our FAQ for more information.
When you’re ready to take that first step, or simply need more answers to questions not found in our faq section such as. How much weight loss can I expect? Or what is the healing time with a gastric sleeve contact the MyNewSelf program at Des Peres Hospital or call us at 866-573-5673.