​Gastric Sleeve

​Gastric Sleeve Gastric Sleeve surgery is also performed with closed surgery. With this surgery, 80% of the patients' stomachs are removed. This amount intake prepares the environment for patients to eat less and lose weight. These surgeries, also called stomach reduction surgery, are performed on average between 1 hour and 1.5 hours. Patients do not feel pain during and after the operation. Patients who work in non-tiring jobs can return to work after 1 day. Patients working in heavy jobs are recommended to go back to work after 1 week. There is no scar in patients after the operation. One month after the operation, patients should exercise regularly. Muscle strengthening exercises can be done after the third month of the surgery. After this surgery, protein-based nutrition programs under doctor's control are applied to prevent sagging.

Who is gastric sleeve surgery performed?
Gastric sleeve surgery is performed on patients with a body mass index above 40, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, high cholesterol, and patients with a body mass index above 35.

How is Weight Loss Achieved in Sleeve Gastrectomy?
In sleeve gastrectomy, the volume of the stomach is reduced by making it into a tube like the continuation of the esophagus. In addition to the reduction in the volume of the stomach, Ghrelin secretion, known as the hunger hormone, also decreases significantly. Both the shrinking of the stomach and the less secretion of the hunger hormone affect the appetite. Patients with reduced appetite, very quick filling and less nutritional need should be informed about proper nutrition before and after surgery. Since patients are saturated with very little food, these foods should be of high quality, that is, foods rich in protein, mineral and vitamin content.

What are the Risks of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
The most feared situation in stomach reduction surgery is the risk of leakage of stomach contents into the abdomen from the reduced stomach. This situation is called leakage. If there is a leak in the stomach, if the correct treatment is not applied, this can lead to vital consequences. A second risk is embolism. In other words, it is the case when a blood clot causes obstruction in the vessels of vital organs such as the lungs. Measures should be taken during and after the surgery to prevent this situation. Apart from these risks, bleeding, wound infection may occur, but these are not vital. Performing the surgery by a doctor who is experienced in this field and is successful in his profession reduces all risks to a minimum.

What Should Be Considered Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery and On the Day of Surgery?
Before the sleeve gastrectomy, patients undergo extensive examinations. It is evaluated whether there are problems such as stomach ulcer and heart disease that may prevent tube stomach surgery. First of all, the problems preventing the operation are eliminated and the patient is made suitable for surgery. Sometimes these treatments applied before surgery can take months. In addition, dietitians, psychology and psychiatry specialists check the patient and evaluate whether he is suitable for surgery. The important thing is that the patient undergoes obesity surgery without any problem. The patient is usually hospitalized on the day of surgery. After the operation, the hospital stay is 2-3 days. A special diet program of 10-15 days can be applied before surgery in patients with severe weight problems and especially in patients with fatty liver syndrome. With this special diet program, it is aimed to make the surgery less risky by reducing the liver.

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