During a sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach will be stapled and then separated, resulting in a long, tube-shaped stomach. The other 80 percent of the stomach is then removed. This new smaller stomach limits the amount of food that can be eaten during a meal, which leads to weight loss. Unlike the Roux-en-Y procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy does not bypass a portion of the intestines. This may make it easier to take medications. The rate of weight loss may be slightly slower than Roux-en-Y, but is more rapid than the adjustable band.
This surgical weight loss option is available at:
Allina Health Weight Management - Abbott Northwestern
Allina Health Weight Management - United
St. Paul, Minnesota
Allina Health Weight Management - Mercy
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
St. Francis Regional Medical Center Bariatric Center
The Bariatric Centers of Allina Health
Stacy Erstad, PA-C, MPAS, Allina Health Weight Management
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