This is a more radical restrictive technique and involves
removing part of the stomach. A sleeve-shaped portion of the
stomach is left which reduces the patient’s capacity to eat food.
But the part removed also contains cells which secrete a hormone
which is thought to produce a feeling of hunger - so removal may
make you feel less hungry.
procedure can’t be reversed and your surgeon will consider very
carefully whether you are suitable for it and how much stomach to
remove. A sleeve gastronomy will dramatically reduce your calorie
intake - you can eat normally but will want much smaller portions -
and can lead to dramatic weight loss in a relatively short
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