Sleeve Gastrectomy

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most common procedure in obesity surgery. This gastric reduction surgery, which is applied to reduce the amount of food taken, also has the effect of reducing food absorption, albeit at a low level.

Gastric reduction surgery is a procedure in which approximately 80% of the stomach is removed and the stomach volume is reduced, thereby reducing the amount of food taken and ensuring weight loss. Since the gastric volume is reduced in Sleeve Gastrectomy, you can be saturated with less food, while on the other hand, the feeling of hunger is reduced by taking the Fundus section.

How Much Weight Is Lost With Sleeve Gastrectomy?

It is known that patients have lost 60% of their excess weight after gastric sleeve surgery. Considering the BMI values of the patients and the results of our patients who performed gastric sleeve surgery, to give average numbers; average of 10-15 kilos can be lost at the end of the month and 40-50 kilos can be lost at the end of 1 year. It should be remembered that values can vary from patient to patient and the primary goal should be to reach a healthy weight.

In addition to weight loss, 50-80% improvement is observed in co-diseases.

Who is Eligible for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy can be operated to people between the ages of 18 and 65 who meet the requirements for obesity surgery. In short, Sleeve Gastrectomy can be performed on people with Body Mass Index 40 and above, those with a BMI above 35 and people with an ad side disease and who have uncontrolled diabetes. In addition, Sleeve Gastrectomy is applied to provide some weight loss as a pre-bypass stage in super morbidly obese patients who should have Gastric By-pass.

We should also point out that; Even if the necessary conditions exist, the final decision for sleeve gastrectomy should be made with the approval of your doctor after a detailed examination. Contrary to the common belief in some parts of the society, stomach reduction surgery is not a procedure that can be done to anyone who says, "I want to lose weight, let me have an operation to lose weight easily". It is an irreversible procedure and a big decision that can only be made for health. It is the last step of obesity treatment and all non-surgical steps should be tried before deciding on surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery should be applied to people who have failed to obtain results from other treatment methods.
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