Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy—Open
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is a surgery to decrease the size of the stomach.
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- BMI greater than 40
- BMI 35-39.9 and a life-threatening condition or severe physical limitations that affect employment, movement, and family life
If lifestyle changes are made, the benefits of VSG include:
- Weight reduction
- Improvement in obesity-related conditions
- Improved movement and stamina
- Enhanced mood and self-esteem
Last reviewedDecember 2013by Daus Mahnke, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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