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How can laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery help with weight loss?

The gastric sleeve procedure removes a portion of the stomach, as well as one of the main hunger hormones. In this video, bariatric surgeon Marina Kurian, MD, explains how a gastric sleeve works for weight loss, and how portions are impacted.  
Curtis L. Peery, MD
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Gastric sleeve surgery removes 80 to 85 percent of the stomach and creates a long, thin tube to help regulate appetite and intake. Learn more by watching this video featuring Dr. Curtis Peery of Sanford Health, who's been performing gastric sleeve surgery for eight years.

During a sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve, a sleeve-shaped tube is created from a small portion of the stomach, and most of the stomach is removed. Food passes through this tube directly into the intestines. Nutrients and calories are absorbed from food normally, but patients feel full sooner and stay full longer.

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically and can be a permanent surgical solution to manage weight.

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