The gastric sleeve is a restrictive surgery that permanently reduces the size of the stomach by about 85 percent.
Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) is one of the newer forms of bariatric surgery but has quickly been gaining popularity over the recent years. Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, vertical Gastroplasty or sleeve Gastroplasty, this procedure is another option for those looking to help with their morbid obesity through surgery.
The Gastric Sleeve is a restrictive procedure meaning that it achieves weight loss results by restricting the amount of food that your body is physically able to take in. There is no malabsorption involved with this procedure. Gastric Sleeve surgery involves permanently removing a large portion of the stomach, anywhere from 60% to 85% of the total stomach.