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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy



With the sleeve gastrectomy, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach (about the size of a banana) is created and the rest of the stomach is removed.

Because your stomach becomes smaller, the amount of food that you can eat is limited and you feel full sooner. Normal digestion and absorption are not affected.

The smaller stomach also results in a decrease of the Ghrelin Hormone. This hormone stimulates appetite. So, as this hormone decreases, your hunger is reduced.

The majority of weight-loss sleeve gastrectomy procedures are performed using a minimally-invasive or laparoscopic technique, using small incisions. This technique translates into a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars and less pain.

To register for an upcoming information session on surgical weight loss programs, or for physician referral, call the Baptist Health Information Center at (502) 897-8131, or register online.