The sleeve gastrectomy procedure—also known as gastric sleeve—restricts the amount of food you eat by reducing the size of the stomach by about two-thirds. This leaves the stomach in a “sleeve” shape, roughly the same size and shape as a banana. Decreasing the size of the stomach allows people to feel full after eating much less food. The sleeve gastrectomy procedure also has a metabolic component which helps promote long-term weight loss. Reducing the stomach size through surgery decreases the production of hormones that tend to increase your appetite and increases the production of hormones which promote the sense of fullness.
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