(Tube Stomach Surgey / Stomach Reduction)
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a procedure that provides weigt loss by reduces the size of the stomach. About 2/3s of the stomach is removed, and 1/3 is left. The stomach left is about the size of a banana. This procedure doesn’t require the intestines to be re-arranged. Therefore, it is a simple operation compared to Gastric Bypass..
How it helps you loose weight?
Digestion is normal. It reduces hunger since the part of the stomach that produces Ghrelin (hormone that causes hunger) is removed. Patients feel full with small portions of food. Contrary to gastric band and gastric bypass, patients can feel full with liquid foods too.