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    What is sleeve gastrectomy?

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  • Dr Aldenb Lorenzo

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

    Dr Aldenb Lorenzo is a General Surgeon focused on Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr Lorenzo completed his general … View Profile

    Sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss surgery that involves removing a large portion of the stomach, leaving behind a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach. This smaller stomach can hold less food, which can lead to a feeling of fullness after eating smaller amounts of food. The procedure also leads to a reduction in the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin, which can also contribute to weight loss.

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