Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (or vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is a restrictive weight loss operation. By creating a small narrow stomach, we reduce your caloric intake and create an earlier sense of fullness after eating. This procedure removes 80% of the stomach and offers neurohormonal changes that help to reduce the feeling of hunger.
While weight loss varies among patients, early clinical studies show weight loss averages around 55-65% of their excess weight within the first 24 months. Each patient must adhere to recommended lifestyle changes to assure long term success.