Jamie's Pictures - Gastric Sleeve
Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 78 pounds*
Surgeons perform laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy by removing approximately 75-80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure but has gained popularity because of its low complication rate and good weight loss results.
Almost 42 percent of all bariatric surgeries performed in the United States in 2013 were sleeve gastrectomies, which makes it the most popular weight loss surgery, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.