A minimally-invasive surgical option for weight loss that gets you back to your life - and your healthy lifestyle changes - as quickly as possible.
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.
Your new, smaller stomach can only hold a limited amount of food. This means that you will feel full sooner and for longer, contributing to an overall drop in your dietary intake.
No. The food you eat travels through your system in the usual order, and your stomach and intestines continue to secrete enzymes and digest your meals as normal. This means that food - and related nutrients - can be fully absorbed by the body.
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The first step in the weight loss surgery process at Middlesex Health is to attend our Patient Information Seminar. After this educational session, you will be able to schedule a consultation with the doctor.