Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a new form of laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) surgery that reduces the size of the stomach. Your surgeon will staple your stomach so that it takes the shape of a sleeve; this "sleeve" then acts as a new, smaller stomach.
LSG is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure takes about one hour, and you will stay in the hospital for two to three days. Most patients return to their normal daily activities in two weeks and are fully recovered in three weeks.