In a sleeve gastrectomy, a portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a small sleeve-shaped section, which reduces the amount of food a person can consume.
“We will continue to work with the medical community and coverage providers to improve access to bariatric and metabolic surgery so that we can more effectively meet the needs of patients,” stated Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS, Chairman of Access to Care Committee, ASMBS.
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