Bariatric Surgery: Sleeve gastrectomy is the most frequently performed procedure locally to help patients lose weight, when behavioral and medication options have failed.
Why use surgery? It is the most effective intervention with an average weight loss of 30-35% of peak weight, and it is maintained in approximately 60% of patients at 5 years out.
How does surgery help? The sleeve procedure reduces the volume of the stomach to restrict the amount of food required to produce satiety (full feeling). In addition, cranial nerve X – the vagus nerve – has branches clipped off during the procedure which have independent effects, potentially MORE important the restriction of stomach volume.
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