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What is a gastric sleeve?

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A gastric sleave is when the surgeon removes most of the stomach and leaves only a narrow section of the upper part of the stomach, called a gastric sleeve. The surgery may also curb the hunger hormone ghrelin, so you eat less.

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News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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