Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery, which is the most widely used method in obesity surgery, aims to prevent hunger and overweight problems by reducing stomach capacity. The reason why it is called 'tube stomach' is that the pouch appearance of the stomach is surgically transformed into a tube. Gastric sleeve surgery is also called gastric reduction surgery.

WHAT IS TUBE STOMACH (SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY) SURGERY?

Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as stomach reduction surgery, is the process of reducing the stomach in the form of a tube. The stomach, which has a curved structure, is cut by laparoscopic, that is, closed surgical method, and the excess is removed and brought to a cylindrical tube appearance. In the stomach whose capacity is reduced, the level of appetite decreases at the same rate. For this reason, rapid saturation is achieved and weight loss is experienced.

ADVANTAGES OF TUBE STOMACH SURGERY

Since the laparoscopic procedure is applied in sleeve gastrectomy surgery, which is a stomach reduction operation, the recovery process is faster compared to other methods. It is often preferred because it has the lowest risk of obesity surgery. Contrary to popular belief, it is administered in a completely simple way without adding any foreign body to the stomach.

Due to the decrease in appetite experienced after the surgery, weight loss occurs effectively. It is faster and healthier than other weight loss methods, and the digestive system does not deteriorate.

HOW IS STOMACH REDUCED?

The stomach reduction process is applied by opening only a few millimeter holes. There is no need to make a very large incision in the stomach wall for this procedure. This situation also affects the healing process, an easier operation is performed.

Thin cameras and instruments are used during the procedure. It is entered through the drilled millimeter holes with these tools and cameras. Approximately 70-80% of the stomach is excised. The operation, which is performed under general anesthesia, takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes. After stomach reduction operation, appetite is controlled and weight loss is achieved.

CAUSES OF LOSS OF APPEAL AFTER SURGERY

Ghrelin is a hormone secreted in the stomach and makes you feel hungry. In gastric reduction surgery, the part of the stomach that secretes this hormone is removed. In this way, the feeling of hunger after the surgery is greatly reduced. At the same time, since the size of the stomach is reduced, saturation is experienced very quickly. This is how the weight loss process begins after the surgery. Even if people want to, they cannot consume large portions of food, they cannot take too much liquid. For this reason, it is necessary to determine a balanced and small portioned eating and drinking program.

WHO IS THE OPERATION APPLIED TO?

Gastric reduction surgery performed by Promed Clinic specialists is generally preferred not for aesthetic concerns, but for the elimination of life-threatening health problems. However, after the surgery, a large amount of weight loss is experienced in the person, and this can satisfy people. After sleeve gastrectomy, people may also request a tummy tuck or similar surgery, and this can be discussed with the specialist doctor for a later period.

Like other types of surgery, sleeve gastrectomy surgery can be applied to people between the ages of 18-65. It is generally applied to people who have been diagnosed with severe obesity (morbid obesity) and whose body mass index is over 40. Apart from this, it can be preferred in type 2 diabetes, metabolism disorders, sleep apnea.

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