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Wanting to finally get healthy, Stolfi decided to undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery in July 2017.
Getting a total gastrectomy eliminates the risk of stomach cancer in the majority of cases, says Dr. Kendrick.
The scientists operated on obese mice, performing a type of bariatric surgery called vertical sleeve gastrectomy that involves removing most of the stomach.
Pinterest Abd El Aty underwent a successful laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery in March and dropped 713 lbs.
Against the odds, Abd El Aty underwent a successful laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in March.
That said, for the most popular surgery types — gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy — patients are expected to lose 25 percent to 35 percent of their body weight in one to two years.
Korn, a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, specializes in laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding.
The most common procedures are laparoscopic gastric bypass and the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
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Did You Know?
Gastr- comes from the Greek word for "belly", and shows up in English in such words as gastric ("relating to the stomach") and gastronomy ("the cooking and eating of fine food"). Believe it or not, there are many people today who have had a gastrectomy and live without a stomach; some of them need to eat fairly steadily and carefully through the day, but many lead almost completely normal and even vigorous lives.
Origin and Etymology of gastrectomy
First Known Use: 1886See Words from the same year
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