Sleeve Gastrectomy is restrictive obesity and metabolic surgery method. The purpose of this method is to reduce the capacity of the stomach in terms of volume. 80% of the stomach is removed by stapling with laparoscopic surgery, leaving a section equal to the width of the esophagus. Because of the shape of the stomach left behind, it is also called sleeve gastrectomy or stomach reduction surgery.
Advantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy
It does not disturb the anatomical structure and the natural nutrient flow direction.
Compared to other methods, the technique is simpler and the complication rates are lower.
Anatomy, intestinal structure, the physiological flow of nutrients are not disturbed.
Dumping syndrome and ulcer do not occur.
The secretion of appetite hormone called ghrelin decreases, appetite decreases from the first day.
There is no need for lifelong vitamin and mineral supplements.
In any case, the entire stomach can be visualized with the help of endoscopy.
Since the pyloric muscle of the stomach is protected, a feeling of occlusion and satiety occurs.
Who Can Have Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Those between the ages of 18-65,
In special cases and if the board decides, sleeve gastrectomy surgery can be performed under the age of 18 and over the age of 65.
Those with a body mass index over 35,
Those with a body mass index between 30-35 and additional diseases related to overweight (hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, etc.)
Those who have tried other treatment methods to lose weight and failed,
Those who can handle the surgery and anesthesia,
They can have a sleeve gastrectomy.
All Questions About Sleeve Gastrectomy
The maximum weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy is in the first 6 months, you lose 40% of your weight on average and more at the end of the first year after the operation. Another issue that makes people curious is whether there is a need for a diet before surgery. Before sleeve gastrectomy, you do not need to go on a diet if you are not a lot overweight or do not have a large fatty liver. To both reduce the risk and facilitate the surgery in high weight, a liver-reducing diet low in carbohydrates and fat can be prepared for a few weeks by the team dietitian upon the recommendation of the doctor and applied for a few weeks. However, you should discuss this matter in detail with your doctor.
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