Bariatric surgery procedures provide weight loss basically by limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold, creating malabsorption of nutrients, or by doing a combination of both. They also cause hormonal changes. Although the open surgeries are still performed, most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques. The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and adjustable gastric band.
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Gastric sleeve surgery, also called sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery that removes about %80 of the stomach and restricts the amount of food that can be eaten. Like other weight loss surgeries such as gastric bypass, gastric lap band, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy also promotes weight loss by changing and reducing hormonal hunger signals between the stomach and brain. The gastric sleeve, also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is recently the most popular bariatric procedure, with over half of patients choose and are being chosen this procedure for their treatment.
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1. What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery, also called sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining part of the stomach through this surgery becomes a tube-shaped pouch which seems like a banana. The procedure reduces the size of your stomach and restricts the amount of food you can eat, helping you feel full without eating too much.