A sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach. Like other metabolic surgeries, it also helps to establish a lower, healthier body fat set point by changing the signals between the stomach, brain, and liver. Many experts now consider the sleeve gastrectomy as the new gold standard for weight loss surgery. It can help you lose the weight without the nutritional risks of gastric bypass surgery.
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