During a sleeve gastrectomy, a large portion of the stomach is removed, reducing the stomach to approximately 15 percent of its normal size.
How does this approach work?
By reducing the size of the stomach, the amount of food you can eat is decreased. In addition, the hormone responsible for making you hungry is contained in the portion of the stomach removed. Therefore, patients who have this procedure report less hunger. This leads to reduced caloric intake and weight loss.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
Results may vary but the average patient can expect to lose 50 to 70 percent of their excess weight in a 12 to 24 month time span after the surgery.
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