The basics of Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Sleeve gastrectomy (also known as gastric sleeve surgery, or "sleeve," procedure) requires removal of 85 percent of your stomach. However, the intestine is not bypassed, so vitamin and most nutrient absorption are not affected as much as in the gastric bypass surgery.
Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery appears to be a very good operation for some patients and can be converted to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch if necessary.
Risks of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Risks are similar to the gastric bypass, and long-term data (more than 10 years) is not available.
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