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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

sleeve gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy operation that is gaining in popularity worldwide involves cutting the stomach vertically and removing 80% or more of it to form a narrow vertical, banana-shaped gastric tube or sleeve. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy causes weight loss primarily by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold.  Weight loss is also believed to occur with the surgery because the portion of the stomach that produces an appetite-stimulating hormone is removed.     

Dr. Michael Perez

"Obesity is a serious health concern worldwide. Holy Cross Hospital has one of the leading Bariatric surgery programs in the nation, with staff, specialized equipment, and support programs dedicated to the care of Bariatric surgery patients. We've helped thousands of people regain their lives and maintain their health."    

General Surgeon Michael Perez, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Bariatric Services & Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

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