After sleeve gastrectomy, a loose ring is placed around upper part of sleeve, with the intention of creating long term restriction. Since weight loss and diabetes remission are mainly related to hormonal and genetic changes and since restriction role is secondary, placing a ring around sleeve doesn’t offer any extra advantage in terms of weight loss, diabetes remission, prevention of weight regain or diabetes recurrence. It may at most postpone weight regain or diabetes remission but can’t prevent them.
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