Your Bariatric Surgery
The gastric sleeve procedure removes 80 percent or more of the stomach, including the fundus where the appetite stimulating hormone ghrelin is produced.
This impacts weight loss in two ways; first, your smaller stomach limits the amount of food you can consume, and secondly, there is less ghrelin in your system so your appetite is usually decreased. Weight loss with this surgery is typically more immediately dramatic than with the gastric band procedure.
Taking the time to carefully consider your options, plan for your surgery, and commit to a new lifestyle is essential to achieving and maintaining long-term weight loss.