Monday, August 17, 2009

Tweeted Surgery a Success

Today's gastric sleeve surgery, which LifeBridge Health tweeted live, was a success. The patient, a morbidly obese man weighing 362 pounds, is expected to fully recover. His ideal weight is 159 pounds.

Gastric sleeve is not gastric bypass. In the sleeve procedure, surgeon Alex Gandsas, M.D., removed up to 85 percent of the stomach, and there was no rerouting of the small bowel or insertion of plastic devices. This procedure is considered safer, especially for those with heart ailments.

To see pictures of the surgery, visit us on Twitter under the name "LBHealth."

To read more about today's surgery and the history of tweeted surgery, view this Maryland Daily Record article.

If you are interested in learning more about gastric sleeve, call 410-601-9355 (WELL).

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