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Sleeve gastrectomy

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Sleeve gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is performed as a keyhole operation.  The stomach is made into a narrow tube and the remaining part (about 75%) is removed.  The stomach is reduced in size to about 25% of its original size so you will be producing less gastric acid but the digestive process is not altered.  The stomach resembles a banana in shape being a narrow gastric sleeve.  Depending on how well you are and where you live, this procedure usually involves a stay in hospital for one to two nights.