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Bariatric Surgeons at Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Center for Weight Loss Surgery will perform Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery on patients who, for various reasons, are not candidates for intestinal rearrangement as part of the
During this procedure, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach - about the size of a banana. It is larger than the stomach pouch created during Roux-en-Y bypass. Approximately 85 percent of the stomach is removed leaving the sleeve-shaped stomach.
Sleeve gastrectomy has become one of the major weight loss interventions in countries throughout South America, Europe and Asia. It is in rapid progression in the US, with recent private insurers accepting to cover this medically necessary procedure. Data since 2005 from hospitals in the United States show acceptable weight loss with sleeve gastrectomy and show results superior to gastric banding. Studies continue to support the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a viable and safe surgical option for long term weight management in patients with morbid obesity and treatment with possible resolution of diabetes similar to gastric bypass.
Risks of Sleeve Gastrectomy