A Gastric Sleeve, also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a minimally-invasive surgery performed on the stomach. This 1-2 hour weight-loss procedure consists of making the stomach into a long tube, or “sleeve”, by removing two-thirds of the stomach which delivers quicker and more prolonged satiety (sense of fullness) and decreased appetite. The smaller stomach pouch restricts food intake by allowing only a limited amount of food to be eaten at one time.
Gastric Sleeve is a popular weight loss surgery in Mexico because it is designed to help you by eliminating your desire to eat as much or as often. Gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is a simpler procedure to perform than gastric bypass, resulting in lower complications and faster recovery times. Another benefit of this surgery is that your stomach will continue to function normally, and as a result, you can still eat most of your favorite foods with no worries about suffering from dumping syndrome.
Gastric Sleeve has two mechanisms of action: