Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as Gastric Sleeve Resection or Sleeve Gastrectomy, is one of the restrictive procedures our North Texas team provides. The procedure uses stomach stapling to create a gastric “sleeve.” The stomach is stapled vertically into two sections: one section on the left (the “sleeve”) and another on the right. The stomach’s natural connection to the small intestine is at the bottom of the sleeve; in gastric sleeve surgery, this connection is left intact. Meanwhile, the right-hand portion of the stomach is removed. The procedure therefore reduces the stomach’s capacity while leaving the intestines intact.