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6 2 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | M AY 2 0 1 4 L aparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) involves removing the body of the stomach and reshaping the remaining area to a tube shape. It retains bowel continuity and lets food enter the stomach and pass into the small bowel normally. Some studies show increased gastric emptying. This proce- dure limits the amount of food the patient can eat but, more impor- tantly, it changes the hormonal feedback mechanisms for satiety. Many believe that this is the primary mechanism for weight reduction. It provides similar weight loss results as gastric bypass procedures, but with shorter operative times, shorter post-op stays, lower costs B A R I A T R I C S U R G E R Y The weight-loss surgery is safe and efficient when performed in ASCs. Peter Billing, MD | Edmonds, Wash. Sleeve Gastrectomy's Outpatient Potential Peter Billing, MD EXPERIENCED HANDS Dr. Peter Billing (right) performs laparoscopic sleeve gastrec- tomy at the Puget Sound Surgical Center. OSE_1405_part2_Layout 1 5/9/14 9:49 AM Page 62

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