Do you have questions about what surgical weight loss looks like?
Now is your chance to follow it live on Monday, August 17 at 9:30 a.m.Dr. Alex Gandsas, Division Head, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, will perform a sleeve gastrectomy on a 49-year old male with a history of hypertension and sleep apnea. The patient's body mass index is 57 and he currently weighs 362 lbs. His ideal weight is 159 lbs.
In this procedure, the stomach is reduced to about 15 percent of its original size, and is performedlaparoscopically.
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