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What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The sleeve gastrectomy procedure permanently alters the size of your stomach by removing about 85% of the lower portion of the stomach, creating a thin, vertical sleeve – about the size and shape of a small banana. 

How is the Sleeve Gastrectomy done?
The sleeve gastrectomy procedure usually takes a little more than an hour to perform. Patients typically stay at the hospital for one to two days following surgery for observation during their recovery. If you live more than 90 minutes from the office, you will be required to stay in the area for a 14-day period (unless otherwise directed by your surgeon). Learn about accommodations in the Charleston area.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Recovery
The Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight Loss team will advise you of when to resume normal activities and when to return to work. You are encouraged to take four weeks away from work. You will need this time to focus on a new way to eat and get accustomed to your new way of life.

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