How it works to help you lose weight?
A sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach. During this procedure a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device. This sleeve will typically hold between 50 to 150 mL, and is about the size of a banana. The excised portion of the stomach is removed.
- Limits the amount of food that can be eaten at a meal.
- Food passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing vitamins and nutrients to be fully absorbed into the body.
- No postoperative adjustments are required.
- In clinical studies patients lost an average of 55% of their excess weight.
- Shown to help resolve high blood pressure and obstructive sleep apnea, and to help improve type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia.