During restrictive weight loss surgery, your surgeon will make an incision in your abdomen to create a small stomach “pouch.” This pouch is small so less food will enter the stomach at one time. This prevents overeating because you will start feeling full more quickly.
There are three types of restrictive surgery:
- Adjustable gastric banding (AGB)
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)
- Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG)
After your surgery, you will need to follow strict food guidelines. You will only be able to eat about one-half to one cup of food before you start to feel full. As you begin to lose weight, you will eventually be able to eat normally, and your weight loss team will work with you on diet and exercise plans to help you keep the weight off.