GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY
Gastric Sleeve, also called a Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery in which the large part of the stomach is surgically removed. This results in a new stomach which is roughly the size and shape of a banana. Like other bariatric surgeries, the impact of the Gastric Sleeve helps to reduce hunger which in return helps patients to decrease the number of calories they consume, helping them to reach a healthy weight and promote healthy eating habits.
With a smaller stomach pouch, eating just a small amount of food will satisfy hunger and promote feelings of fullness.
The feeling of fullness depends on the size of the opening between the pouch and the remainder of the stomach. The size of the stomach opening can be adjusted gradually over time by filling the band with sterile saline, injected through a port placed right beneath the skin.