Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Tube Gastrectomy) | South Miami Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Program
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Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Verticle Sleeve Gastrectomy)

A sleeve gastrectomy involves removing two-thirds of the stomach with a stapling device. It can be done laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) but is not reversible. It basically leaves a stomach tube instead of a stomach sack.

Robotic Gastric Bypass

​In a gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y procedure, a small stomach pouch is created to restrict food intake. Next, a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the lower stomach, the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine), and the first portion of the jejunum (the second segment of the small intestine). This bypass reduces the absorption of nutrients and thereby reduces the calorie intake