The Sleeve causes weight loss by creating physical and chemical changes in your body.
First, the surgeon creates a small stomach (sleeve) that is shaped like and about the size of a banana.
After the sleeve is created the leftover portion of the stomach is removed. When you eat, the food goes from the new stomach to the intestine where it is absorbed.
The new stomach pouch holds a smaller volume than the normal stomach and helps to reduce the amount of food (and thus calories) that can be consumed. The surgery works chemically by changes in the gut hormones that impact feelings of hunger, how your body processes and stores calories from food and blood sugar control.
The sleeve has been shown to resolve or improve:
Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure
Reasons to choose the Sleeve procedure:
- Induces rapid and significant weight loss that comparative studies find similar to that of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Requires no foreign objects (Banding), and no bypass or re-routing of the food stream (Gastric Bypass)
-Involves a hospital stay of approximately 2 days
-Causes changes in gut hormones that suppress hunger and reduce appetite