Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a very advanced form of weight loss surgery and typically used for morbidly obese patients. During gastric sleeve surgery, about 85% of the stomach is completely removed. This means that this weight loss procedure is not reversible like many other types of bariatric surgeries.
The portion of the stomach that is left, is formed into a sleeve, which will reduce the amount of food a patient can consume at once. Gastric sleeve surgery patients who undergo this bariatric procedure lose weight fast because they get fuller from eating faster and stay full longer. Gastric sleeve surgery has an increased rate of success among those who need to lose 100 pounds or more.