This operation will make me feel full all the time and I will never feel hungry again. Is that right?
During the initial period after surgery your new stomach pouch gets filled quickly with a very small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of solid food. Between meals, frequent drinking of fluids also keeps the stomach pouch constantly filled most of the time. Under these circumstances you may feel full almost all the time. Later, as the stomach pouch and its outlet gradually stretch to accommodate increasing meal sizes that empty faster, the sensation of fullness shortens, and hunger returns.