During your search for weight loss solutions, you may have come across a technique known as gastric sleeve surgery. This has proven to be a very effective form of treatment for many people, but as with any type of surgery, it is important to do your research (and even call Las Vegas Bariatrics to arrange for a consultation!) so as to make certain this is the right approach for you. A small summary of a few key points to research regarding gastric sleeve surgery are as follows: 1) Gastric sleeve surgery is an operation that makes the stomach smaller by removing a portion of it. However leaving the anatomy intact unlike gastric bypass. During the healing process and (most importantly) for the rest of your life, it is important that you begin to learn how to maintain a healthier lifestyle of diet and exercise. Your stomach is now much smaller, and as a result, you will feel fuller much faster after eating. This should be a major factor in your newer,healthier eating habits because you will not physically be capable of eating as much. 2) Gastric Sleeve Surgery can affect hunger. There are receptors in the stomach for the hunger hormone Ghrelin. Ghrelin alerts us by sending signals to our brain to tell us when to eat. The Gastric Sleeve surgery removes some of the receptors for Ghrelin so many patients have less appetite after gastric sleeve surgery. 3) With gastric sleeve surgery, patients may be able to lose more than half of their excess weight.However, in order to maintain long term weight loss goals, it is important to make sure that you have a team by your side that can help you make important decisions in this regard. Our team at Las Vegas Bariatrics likes to make sure that the long term health of our patients is accounted for as well, and you can surely appreciate having such outstanding care. 4) Gastric sleeve surgery is an effective response to many health conditions that may have developed through weight gain. Diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure,certain types of cancer, breathing problems (such as asthma or sleep apnea) and a host of other health-related issues may be alleviated from weight loss. We are advocates for the health of our patients, and we want you to reap the rewards of long-term success.There are quite a few programs, seminars, and information resources at your fingertips. Just ask our dedicated staff. Las Vegas Bariatrics does more than surgery – we strive to ensure that your health and success extends long after your visit to our office. If you are not sure what your next step should be while you are seeking information about gastric sleeve surgery or another type of operation, please call us so that we may offer any advice or answer any questions.