During gastric sleeve surgery, doctors remove part of the stomach and the remaining stomach resembles a slender tube (sleeve). After the process, people have a smaller appetite, so they eat less and feel fuller longer. This helps encourage slow, steady weight loss. In most cases, people are able to lose 55 to 65% of their extra weight after a gastric sleeve procedure.
Usually, Aurora surgeons perform gastric sleeve surgery laparoscopically with very precise instruments. This means you’ll have only a few small incisions, so you’ll spend a shorter time in the hospital and heal faster with less scarring. The process takes about 2 hours, and most people go home 2 days later.