Gastric Sleeve/Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Gastric Sleeve surgery is performed by removing approximately 60% or more of the stomach.  This leaves a banana shaped and sized pouch or “sleeve” as the new stomach which extends from the natural stomach opening to the natural stomach outlet.  The procedure helps individuals to lose weight because the overall size of the stomach is decreased, controlling the amount of food that can be consumed.  The sensations of hunger are also controlled by this procedure because the portion of the stomach that produces the hunger-stimulating hormone is removed.

On average, patients who only undergo the initial procedure can expect to lose about  60% of their excess weight in the first two years.