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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Gastric sleeve

    Is most of the stomach removed when having a gastric sleeve?

    Or is it closed off by something to stop that part of the stomach from absorbing food?

    Would a gastric sleeve work with someone who has irritable bowel syndrome?
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  • Mr Ramez Bassari

    Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon, General Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Upper GI Surgeon (Abdominal)

    Mr Ramez Bassari is a specialist surgeon in the fields of Bariatric (Obesity/Weight Loss), Upper Gastrointestinal (reflux, stomach, oesophagus), Laparoscopic and General Surgery - including … View Profile



    During a gastric sleeve/sleeve gastrectomy, approximately 70-80% of your stomach is removed permanently. It is not reversible. Due to the reduced size of your stomach, it results in restriction in the size of food portions you can tolerate.

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