Gastric bypass surgery belongs to the most popular types of weight loss surgery, together with the gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. As with other kinds of weight loss surgery, gastric bypass surgery is often performed in order to fight with morbid obesity which is a chronic health condition affecting the entire body and not a simple weight problem. During the procedure, the surgeon makes changes to your stomach and small intestine for this purpose and changes the way they absorb and digest food.
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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.