A gastric sleeve procedure, also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon removes a large portion of your stomach. After the surgery, your stomach is smaller, which makes you feel full after eating small amounts of food.
Review Date 3/11/2023
Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery Practice Specializing in Breast Cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.