The gastric sleeve procedure it is also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy is often an option for people who are not eligible to safely have other bariatric procedures like Gastric Bypass Surgery, Band Surgery or others.
In this procedure the a part of the stomach is removed and creates a new, tube-shaped stomach or “sleeve.” This is sometimes referred to as a "weight loss sleeve". The patient will have to be very sure of the procedure because this surgery is irreversible. Reducing the size of your stomach will help you feel full sooner.
In most cases, your bariatric surgeon will perform this gastric sleeve operation laparoscopically, making several small 1/4- to 1/2-inch abdominal incisions.