The gastric sleeve is the only commonly performed operation where we remove anything. We remove about 2/3 of the stomach using keyhole surgery and this converts the stomach into a long narrow tube which then limits your capacity to eat a large size meal. This is not the only way the gastric sleeve works; the part of the stomach which is removed is one of the main sources of a natural chemical signal (the hormone grehlin) which makes you feel hungry. By removing the part of the stomach that makes grehlin, we are helping to manage appetite as well as portion size. You will feel less hungry and full more quickly.
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