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If you are diagnosed as morbidly obese, sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery can help you lose your excess weight and improve your quality of life.


Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure that removes 85 percent of the stomach, decreasing appetite and enabling you to lose your excess weight. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you are diagnosed as morbidly obese, meaning your body-mass index exceeds 40, or falls between 35 and 40 in combination with a medical condition caused by the weight or made worse by it. The surgery, which is performed laparoscopically through small incisions, minimizes pain and usually requires just one overnight stay in the hospital.