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Loma Linda hospital using new weight-loss surgery
The Press-Enterprise

Loma Linda University Heart and Surgical Hospital has begun offering a new, less risky weight-loss surgery.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, which removes 85 percent of the stomach but does not bypass the remainder of the stomach and any part of the small intestine, is an alternative to gastric bypass surgery, which prevents food from entering any of the stomach and a portion of the small intestine.