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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

A vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a Diagram of a Sleeve Gastrectomyprocedure which limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of the stomach.

During the procedure, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach, or “tube” is created using a stapling device and removing the outer portion of the stomach. The sleeve will typically hold between 2-3 oz. This procedure results in weight loss up to 50-60% of excess weight.

 

FAQs

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    How long will I be in the hospital?

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    How often will I come back for checkups?

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    What is the size of my new stomach?

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    Why am I having some hair loss?

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    What if my weight loss slows down?

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    What is the “Honeymoon Period”?

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    Why should I take vitamins?

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    Will I be able to take my prescribed medications after surgery?

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    When am I allowed to drive after my surgery?

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    When can I return to work?

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    How much weight should I lose?

When can I start?

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    Walking?

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    Swimming?

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    Lifting weights?

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    Aerobics?

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    Abdominal crunches

*Always check with your clinician before beginning any exercise program.