Three Things to Understand About Getting a Gastric Sleeve

There are several types of weight loss surgeries and procedures, so it helps to look at all of them to determine the right choice for you. The surgeries fall into two categories: malabsorptive and restrictive. The malabsorptive surgeries involve removing some of the small intestine so food isn't fully absorbed. Restrictive surgery involves making the stomach smaller so it can't hold as much food. Gastric sleeve surgery makes your stomach smaller, so it's a restrictive surgery.