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The Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) induces weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach. The SG is performed by surgically removing 75% to 80% of the stomach. The remaining part of the stomach is roughly the size and shape of a banana and holds a little more than 3 oz. Since this operation does not involve any 'cutting' or 'rerouting' of the intestines, it is a simpler operation than the Gastric Bypass. Unlike the Adjustable Gastric Band, the Sleeve Gastrectomy does not involve a foreign device. For certain patients, particularly those who are super morbidly obese, the Sleeve Gastrectomy may require a second surgery that is malabsorptive.
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