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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine | Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) is a bariatric surgery in which the surgeon removes approximately 85 percent of the stomach, shaping the remaining stomach into a tube or "sleeve." It can be used as a first stage operation prior to a gastric bypass or as a definite procedure.

Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

During a gastric sleeve procedure, the stomach is divided along its vertical length in order to create a slender pouch. The excess stomach is then removed. The purpose of a gastric sleeve is to limit the amount of food ingested at any given time without altering the normal absorption of the vitamins and minerals.

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Benefits of a Gastric Sleeve

With a gastric sleeve procedure, the nerves of the stomach and the outlet valve (pylorus) are not altered, preserving the function of the stomach.

Other advantages of a gastric sleeve include:

  • The rest of the gastrointestinal tract anatomy is not altered, so the food ingested follows the normal course. This results in less chance of developing lack of vitamins and minerals and eliminates 'dumping syndrome'.
  • The procedure significantly decreases hunger sensations by removing the part of the stomach that produces the main stimulating hormones.
  • It minimizes the chance of developing ulcers.
  • There are normally fewer office visits than with gastric banding, since there is no need for adjustment of the size of the band.