Also referred to as a sleeve gastrectomy, our gastric sleeve surgery in Las Vegas and Spring Valley is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure that limits the size of your stomach so you consume less food, resulting in hormone changes to help trigger even more significant levels of weight loss.
What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
A sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that creates a smaller stomach pouch, limiting the amount of food eaten at a time. You feel full sooner and stay full longer. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and use its fat supply for energy. By removing a part of the stomach, we remove an area where a portion of the hunger hormone (ghrelin) exists for a naturally decreased appetite. The procedure takes one to two hours to complete.