Sleeve Gastrectomy

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Reduction) Surgery?

Gastric sleeve gastrectomy, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is the most preferred obesity surgery in the world. By reducing the capacity of your stomach, you are prevented from overeating. In addition, since the hunger center in the gastric is removed, the feeling of hunger decreases after the operation.

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Who can have gastric sleeve surgery?

Obesity is calculated by a method called the Body Mass Index (BMI) determined by the World Health Organization. According to this value, which is calculated by height and body weight, the level and treatment of obesity disease is determined. Bariatric surgery is applied to patients with a BMI value between 35-40, who have diseases caused by obesity such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and whose BMI is 40 and above.

Who cannot undergo gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve gastrectomy (gastric reduction) surgery cannot be applied to every patient. This surgery is not an aesthetic procedure. It is a treatment method applied according to certain criteria.
Those with a body mass index less than 30,
People under the age of 13 or over the age of 65,
Cancer patients,
Those who have some psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, delirium,
pregnant women.
All patients are evaluated in detail before the operation and the decision for surgery is made.

What are the benefits of sleeve gastrectomy surgery?

Obesity is a chronic disease that negatively affects the person both physically, mentally and metabolically. It is known to cause more than seventy diseases. With gastric sleeve surgery, you can control obesity in a short time and regain your health. The capacity of your stomach will be reduced and your appetite will be controlled. Thus, you will lose weight in a healthy and controlled way.

How long does gastric sleeve surgery take?

The duration of the operation is 30-45 minutes on average. After you wake up in the recovery room after the surgery, you will go down to your room. After an average of two hours, you will be able to get up and walk.

How is gastric sleeve surgery performed?

Gastric sleeve gastrectomy surgery, which is most preferred in the treatment of obesity, is performed by laparoscopic (closed) method. A large incision is not made in your abdomen only 4-5 small holes are used. The surgery is performed with special instruments inserted through these holes. After your gastric is cut with a stapler, bleeding and leak tests are performed. Then the stapler line is closed with special sutures. Thus, the risk of bleeding and leakage after surgery is reduced.

How much weight can I lose with after sleeve gastrectomy surgery?

The goal in the treatment of obesity is to reduce the fat ratio in the body. Therefore, the amount of weight lost varies from patient to patient. It is aimed to lose excess weight in an average of 1.5 years. The important thing is that this process is completed in a healthy way.

Are there any risks of gastric sleeve surgery?

As with any surgery, sleeve gastrectomy also has risks. However, it is not as high as bypass surgeries. Complications such as leakage at the suture line, bleeding, embolism in the veins, infection at the wound site, and lung infection may occur after the surgery.

What should I do before deciding on the surgery?

Surgery is not the only treatment method in the treatment of obesity. Therefore, when you decide to have treatment, talk to your surgeon in detail. Evaluate all the alternatives. Find out the possible consequences. Remember, obesity treatment is a process. The starting point is the surgery. In the next process, you will lose weight and regain your health. Therefore, set your expectations accordingly.