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  1. Arti says:

    In addition to reducing the size of the stomach, the procedure reduces the amount of the “hunger hormone,” ghrelin, produced by the stomach. It greatly reduces the size of the stomach and limits the amount of food that can be eaten at For high-risk patients and patients with very high BMI’s, we discuss LSG as a first-stage procedure prior to gastric bypass. Ultimately, the decision regarding which procedure to perform is based on each patient’s operative risk and their expectations and goals for surgical weight-loss. 1 The duration of this effect is not clear yet, but most patients have significantly decreased hunger after the operation. It does not cause decreased absorption of nutrients or bypass the intestines. You should first know the risks and benefits of sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass. The risk of major postoperative complications after LSG is 5-10 percent, which is less than the risk associated with gastric bypass or malabsorptive procedures which include duodenal switch. This is primarily because the small intestine is not divided and reconnected during LSG as it’s during the bypass procedures. This lower risk and shorter operative time is the main reason we use it as a staging procedure for high-risk patients. We are also conducting a clinical trial that includes sleeve gastrectomy for lower BMI patients with diabetes.

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