The sleeve gastrectomy procedure
Through the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy, a thin vertical "sleeve" of stomach is created using a surgical stapling device. The extra, unused portion of the stomach is removed. This limits the amount of food that can be eaten at a meal and leads to weight loss. The patient feels full and is satisfied after eating a small amount of food because of the reduced size of the stomach.
This is a laparoscopic procedure that is the only bariatric surgery that has no malabsorption (no difficulty in absorbing nutrients from food).
For more information about the types of procedures performed at Ellis’ Bariatric Care Center, please call 518.243.1313.
Seminars & Support
We offer free orientation seminars to help you get acquainted with this life changing journey. We also offer regular support groups to ensure you have the continued guidance and emotional support you need to be successful. Learn more...
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