Sleeve Gastrectomy is demonstrated by Dr. Brett Cohen of the Memorial Weight-Loss Program.
The sleeve gastrectomy is a weight-loss procedure that is particularly well suited to patients who have high surgical risk because of extreme obesity or associated medical conditions.
It typically requires about a one-night hospital stay. The procedure involves removing about 75 percent of the stomach, leaving behind a “banana shaped” sleeve of stomach.
This remaining portion of stomach restricts the amount of food that a patient can eat and leads to significant weight loss. There is no cutting or rerouting of the small intestines.
The part of the stomach that is removed normally secretes a hormone that is responsible for appetite and hunger.
Without it, people don’t feel the need to eat as often as they did before, which contributes to their weight loss.
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This video shows selected portions of surgery that did not have complications. The practice of medicine is not an exact science and serious, even life threatening complications may occur. No guarantee or assurance can be made about the final results of this surgery.