Question 2. How Does Sleeve Gastrectomy Cause Weight Loss?

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure. It reduces the size of your stomach and limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. It does not cause decreased absorption of nutrients or bypass your intestines. After eating a small amount of food, you will feel full very quickly and continue to feel full for several hours. 

Sleeve Gastrectomy may also cause a decrease in appetite. In addition to reducing the size of the stomach, Sleeve Gastrectomy may reduce the amount of "hunger hormone" produced by the stomach which may contribute to weight loss after this procedure. BSC Surgeons will explain this mechanism in details during your first consultation.