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August 25, 2006

New Trend: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. The Gastric Sleeve

Gastric_sleeve The Miami Herald has a great story on a relatively new weight-loss procedure that removes up to 75 percent of the stomach, making it resemble a tube. The so-called gastric sleeve also eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces hormones that stimulate hunger, and unlike the more common gastric bypass procedure, it does not alter the intestine. Therefore, patients don't have to worry about dumping syndrome, the forcing of undigested food into the intestine, which causes light-headedness, vomiting and diarrhea.

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Natalie C.

The links you have to the MiamiHerald.com articles are no longer on the web site. Could you please take these off of your page? They are diverting your users to error pages.

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