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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve at the Bariatric Services Clinic in Missoula, MT.During gastric sleeve surgery, the surgeon removes about 85 percent of the stomach so it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve. The new, tube-shaped stomach is closed with staples.

Weight-loss results from gastric sleeve are equal or greater to LAP-BAND® surgery, with roughly the same risk of complication. Many find the gastric sleeve procedure more desirable because, unlike LAP-BAND®, no foreign object is placed in the body. The Gastric Sleeve has a greater leak risk than the LAP-BAND or gastric bypass, but other risks are lower.