The process of Gastric Sleeve Surgery involves removing a part of the stomach or reducing its size and it is a type of bariatric surgery. Also referred to as vertical sleeve gastrectomy by doctors, this procedure can result in dramatic weight loss. This surgery is performed as a minimally invasive procedure with the help of a laparoscope, and in the process, the stomach is divided into two parts.
A large amount of the outer curved part of the stomach is removed. The surgery consists of reducing the size of the stomach to 25 percent of its usual proportion. It is possible for the person undergoing surgery to lose about 50 percent of their excess weight in two years time.