It is the first step before any surgical procedures or can be used as a single procedure for weight loss surgeries. The sleeve gastrectomy procedure requires the surgeon to create a small stomach sleeve by using a stapling device, while the rest of the stomach is removed. This procedure gives a feeling of fullness to patients and reduces their hunger, causing weight loss and significant improvements in health.
Gastric sleeve surgery is also called as “Sleeve gastrectomy”. It is performed by removing approximately 80% of the stomach. The remaining stomach resembles like a banana and hence called as “Sleeve”. The new stomach pouch holds smaller volume than normal stomach and reduces the amount of food intake.