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When it comes to weight loss surgery, there have been two main choices: the Lap-Band, to mechanically restrict how much food gets into the stomach, and the traditional gastric bypass.
Now, there's a third choice.
It is called sleeve gastrectomy.
Like gastric bypass, doctors laproscopically staple off some of the stomach. But this time -
"Instead of having a small pouch, the stomach now looks like a tube, more or less the size of two fingers," says Dr. Ramsey Dallal, a bariatric surgeon with Einstein Healthcare.
Full Video here from 6 ABC: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/health&id=8551096