Experiencing Hunger Post Sleeve Gastrectomy Video

Dr. Anthony Gonzalez shares if a women will still experience hunger following a sleeve gastrectomy (surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size).
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The sleeve gastrectomy and hunger is quite interesting because the sleeve gastrectomy works, in one of its mechanisms, by removing a hormone named ghrelin, which is produced in that portion of the stomach, which is removed and sent to the pathologist. So, initially we know that the hunger is eliminated because that hormone is eliminated, but with time, we notice that patients re-develop hunger. Patients do become hungry again. So, hunger is a little bit more complex than just that hormone in that portion of the stomach.

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