Sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric surgery that reduces the size of the stomach to help people lose weight. The procedure can be useful for patients with extremely high BMI (50+) or for patients with previous medical conditions that may inhibit weight loss surgery procedures.
During sleeve gastrectomy, bariatric surgeons remove about 85 percent of the stomach leaving a slender tube. This new, smaller stomach holds just a few ounces of food and helps people lose weight by restricting the amount of food eaten before feeling full.
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To find a physician who performs bariatric weight-loss surgery, call Memorial Physician Referral Service toll-free at (800) 944-DOCS. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.