Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is surgery to decrease the size of your stomach.

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This surgery involves re-shaping the stomach to reduce the amount of food it can hold.
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Body mass index (BMI) is used to determine if a person is overweight or obese. A normal BMI is 18.5 to 25. This surgery is an option for people with:

  • BMI over 40
  • BMI 35-39.9 and a life-threatening condition or physical limitations that affect employment, movement, and family life

If lifestyle changes are made, the benefits of VSG include:

  • Weight reduction
  • Improvement in many obesity-related conditions
  • Improved movement and stamina
  • Enhanced mood and self-esteem