The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy leads to weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach, making you feel full after eating only small portions. Approximately 75% of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a smaller, tube-shaped stomach (or “sleeve”).
How does laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery work?
This limits the amount of food that is required to feel full. In addition, the portion of the stomach that makes the hormone ghrelin, which is responsible for making us feel hungry, is removed. However, there are additional hormones that are responsible for the feeling of hunger that eventually take over.