Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Istanbul
What Is a Gastric Sleeve? How Is It Done?
Gastric Sleeve is used to treat obesity; with gastrointestinal surgery, the stomach is transformed into a long banana-shaped tube. 80 percent of the stomach is excised laparoscopically and removed by closed surgery. In this way, it is aimed to reduce food absorption, although at a very low level, while ensuring that a person has a habit of eating less. People who have Gastric Sleeve have reduced appetite and begin to lose weight in this process, along with weight loss, insulin resistance decreases.
Since it protects both the entrance and exit part of the stomach, the risk of the gastric tube after surgery is low. Because the integrity of the digestive system is not impaired, undesirable side effects are reduced.
Gastric Sleeve is the removal of 80% of the stomach. Thanks to this operation, also called stomach reduction surgery, the volume of the stomach is reduced, and the patient experiences a feeling of saturation with a much smaller amount of food.
How Is Gastric Sleeve Performed?
During the operation stage, a certain part of the stomach is surgically removed and left about the size of a banana. Gastric surgery and laparoscopic surgery are used in the operation performed by passing into the abdominal cavity with small incisions. Gastric Sleeve;
* Body mass index is more than 40;
* High cholesterol;
* It is performed in all patients with a body mass index of more than 35.
How much weight is lost with All Stomach surgery?
If the patient does not belong to the group of hormonal disorders, the method applied to lose weight also applies to patients who cannot get results from diet and exercise. Since the operation is performed laparoscopically on the gastric tube, only millimeter holes are passed. Because of this, the pain is felt at a very low level after surgery. The result is aesthetically perfect. The patient stands up immediately after the operation and is discharged at the end of 3 days.
If an expansion occurs in the tube after Gastric Sleeve, weight gain is re-observed. The main effect of surgery is limited, so the patient should reduce food intake. However, in the case of feeding with liquid and high-calorie foods, the effect of the operation decreases.
A patient experiences between 65 and 70 percent weight loss within a year or two, but if they do not change their eating and drinking habits during this time, they regain their weight at rates ranging from about 5 to 25%. After such a condition, surgery on the gastric tube or other operations related to obesity, such as gastric bypass surgery and BPD/DS, can be continued.
How Long Will The Operation Take?
Before surgery, which lasts about 1.5 hours, the patient should be informed and the path should be drawn by a nutritionist. For the patient to be less affected by the psychological situation that they will encounter, the psychologist should perform a follow-up. After the information provided by the surgeon and nutritionist and the necessary psychological support, the patient is prepared for the operation. If the patient does not properly understand that he or she has surgery or how it is performed, he or she continues to increase the capacity of his or her stomach by eating and drinking. And so he may face a problem such as vomiting..
What To Consider After Surgery
• A person should be subjected to a diet low in carbohydrates but high in protein, under the guidance of a nutritionist.
* Food consumption should be planned at more frequent intervals with small portions and certainly, good chewing habits should be acquired.
* Daily vitamin, calcium, and multivitamin supplements that you should take are also of serious importance.
* The patient should be used to them and supported to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
• Most of the time, people have serious problems adapting to their new lives because they are saturated with small portions after surgery.
With structural and functional changes, patients whose appetite decreases and food and drink are restricted can often easily adapt to this. One of the important factors for the stomach is that most of the hormone Ghrelin is secreted from the convex part of the stomach. During the operation, this section is removed; thus, the level of hormones in the blood is significantly reduced. This, in turn, promotes a decrease in appetite, because the digestive tract narrows, the rate of food intake slows down, and the feeling of saturation increases. After the operation, the patient continues a period of nutrition adjustment by a nutritionist for about 1 month.