Gastric sleeve surgery is a form of weight loss surgery. It can provide an effective solution to people who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise.
How does a Gastric Sleeve Work?
A Gastric sleeve works by giving you a sensation of fullness when eating, enabling you to reduce your daily intake of food and calories. Having a gastric sleeve will help you eat less, progressively aiding weight loss.
Gastric sleeve is a new procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake. At this present time the majority of surgeries are performed through minimally invasive key-hole surgery which minimizes scarring. The procedure reduces the capacity of the stomach so that it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve, roughly the same shape and size of a banana. The stomach will function normally, but production of Gastrointestinal Hormone Ghrelin will be very low so the patient does not feel hungry.
A gastric sleeve will help you to achieve substantial weight loss and reduce the risk of obesity related illnesses. To achieve the maximum benefits from having the gastric sleeve, post-operative discipline is an important part of the process. After surgery you are advised to retrieve dietary information through your GP or dietician to support your weight loss.
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