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Sleeve gastrectomy. Illustration showing a surgical weight-loss procedure known as a sleeve gastrectomy, in which a large part of the stomach is removed along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube-like structure, permanently reducing the size of the stomach. The procedure is irreversible, and is used to treat severe obesity.
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