A gastric sleeve is a special inflatable band which is placed around the top portion of the patient’s stomach, creating a small pouch that limits or reduces the amount of food which you are able to eat at any one time.
Gastric Sleeve and Lap Band Surgery Alters a Once Unchangeable Reality for Bariatric Patients
Dr. Feiz has been gratified by recent research that has confirmed what he had observed anecdotally with his patients. Procedures like the lap band work by drastically reducing the size of the stomach, which means that the body’s signals that more food might still be needed are quieted. He’s also noticed that the effect is multiplied in the other procedures that permanently remove large portions of the stomach. The gastric sleeve procedure may be particularly effective for many patients; that’s because the portion of the stomach removed may include an area primarily responsible for a particularly strong appetite hormone,