Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy involves removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tube-shaped pouch that resembles a banana. Because the new stomach pouch can’t hold as much food, fewer calories are consumed. The procedure also positively affects the gut hormones that control feelings of hunger and fullness as well as blood sugar.

Sleeve gastrectomy can result in a loss of more than 50 percent of the excess weight. However, it is a non-reversible procedure and has the potential to cause long-term vitamin deficiencies.

Watch the video below for a demonstration of this procedure.