Rapidly becoming the most commonly performed weight loss surgery in the US, the sleeve gastrectomy involves removing between 50-80% of the stretchy portion of one’s stomach. This leaves a new stomach about the size and shape of a banana! The rest of the intestinal tract is not rearranged and digestion carries on almost normally, unlike malabsorptive surgeries like the gastric bypass and duodenal switch. This reduces the possibility of long term vitamin and mineral deficiencies and yet limits the amount of food your stomach can hold, and removes most of the part of the stomach that makes us hungry. This leaves one less hungry overall, and satisfied with only a small healthy meal, with the least amount of side effects if any. The Sleeve Gastrectomy is beautiful in is simplicity and powerful in its effectiveness.