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Sleeve gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy involves removing part of the stomach. The remaining section is formed into a tube. This tube can't hold as much food.

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In a sleeve gastrectomy, part of the stomach is separated and removed from the body. The remaining section of the stomach is formed into a tube-like structure. This smaller stomach cannot hold as much food. It also produces less of the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin, which may lessen your desire to eat. However, sleeve gastrectomy does not affect the absorption of calories and nutrients in the intestines.

2013-02-13

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