Continuing last month's feature topic of weight loss surgery procedures, this month highlights the Gastric Sleeve procedure (Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy). This procedure removes a large portion of the stomach in order to create banana-shape tube or "sleeve" to serve as the new stomach, which cannot hold much food nor process as much calories as before thereby helping patients to lose weight. The Gastric Sleeve procedure typically results in significant weight loss quickly, hence its current popularity. Patients who adopt eating in small portions and healthy lifestyles achieve long term success. Click here to learn more about the Gastric Sleeve.