Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as the sleeve gastrectomy, has become a popular choice for patients seeking excellent weight loss in a straightforward procedure that doesn’t require the maintenance and long-term complication rates of a Lap Band.
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery requires removal of 85 percent of your stomach. However, the intestine is not bypassed, so vitamin and most nutrient absorption are not affected as much as in the gastric bypass surgery. In the United States, this is the most frequently performed bariatric procedure.
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery appears to be a very good operation for some patients and can be converted to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch if necessary.