Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight loss surgery that aims to lose weight by removing a large part of the stomach. After the operation, the feeling of satiety occurs more quickly, and after eating a small amount of food, satiety occurs. This surgery makes people feel less hungry because a smaller stomach produces lower levels of a hunger-inducing hormone called ghrelin.

With gastric sleeve surgery, the surgeon removes the rest of the stomach using a stapling device to create a small tube or ‘way’ in the stomach. After surgery, the stomach gets full one-fifth.

Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the types of obesity surgery known as weight loss surgery. This surgery is sometimes recommended for people who are very obese or have health problems caused by obesity. Gastric sleeve surgery should be preferred as the last step after evaluating other methods.

Gastric Sleeve Operation

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as stomach reduction surgery, is one of the most common methods of obesity surgery. A healthier life is created with gastric sleeve surgery, which provides a more effective weight loss process for patients. Estpital makes some changes in your digestive system that are suitable for you with all Bariatric surgery procedures and it helps you to lose weight significantly. Come, let our expert physicians help you.

Weight Loss Surgery Procedures in Turkey

Excess weight has always been a problem from past to present. Even if we are on a diet, we may encounter situations that it does not work. In such cases, specialist physicians offer several methods for their patients. Some of these methods are removing the stomach for a while, and some of them are removing a certain part of the stomach permanently. Both methods accelerate the rapid weight loss process. But the important thing is finding out which method is right for you. First of all, some tests are applied to the patients by Estpital staffs. Then, the treatment is started after presenting the proper method to the patients.

Gastric sleeve surgery is thought to be the placement of a tube in the stomach among the people, but this has nothing to do with reality. Gastric Sleeve operation is the process of removing a part of the stomach. This surgery allows the shrunken stomach, esophagus and intestines to become a system that can continue.

How Is Stomach Reduction Surgery Performed?

Gastric reduction surgery is also known as morbid obesity treatment. In order to have this surgery, you have to go through a control of a specialist doctor. As it is known, there are many difficulties which are caused by morbid obesity on a person’s life. At the same time, if you also have type 2 diabetes, which usually accompanies morbid obesity, the specialist physician will start your surgery process by considering all of your situations. Gastric sleeve surgery will create a physical and hormonal change and it is often performed by laparoscopic method. So, is every patient suitable for stomach reduction surgery?

The answer for this question may have different results depending on several variables. First of all, a few diagnoses are required before you can have this surgery.

  • Your body mass index should be above 40. In some cases, the gastric balloon procedure also produces effective results for patients with a body mass index of 40 – 45.
  • Having a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes which is accompanying morbid obesity. Type 2 diabetes is the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin or the increase in blood sugar due to insufficient use of secreted insulin by the body. This condition is usually seen in people over the age of 40 and it can also be seen in younger age groups from time to time. In particular, type 2 diabetes patients experience more positive results from stomach reduction surgeries.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Procedures

You have decided to have the surgery. You have applied to the specialist physicians of Estpital. As a result of all the examinations, you were found suitable for the surgery. First of all, we should state that gastric sleeve surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Therefore, if there is a problem that will prevent your surgery, these problems are tried to be resolved before the operation. When you are psychologically and physically ready for surgery, our physicians and surgeons prepare you for surgery and your procedures begin with general anesthesia.

Gastric sleeve surgeries are usually performed by laparoscopic method. For this reason, 4-5 holes are made in your belly area and this varies according to the surgeon and the patient. However, since these holes will be very small, they do not pose any aesthetic problems.

This surgical procedure begins by placing a calibration at the gastric inlet as much as the esophageal inlet. Then the stomach is reduced and the calibration is removed. Then, your surgery is over in this way. The patient is usually hosted at Estpital about 2 or 3 days for post-operative general controls.

Frequently Asked Questions | Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Is there an age limit for gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is not performed on people who are younger than 18 years old, unless it is very urgent.

How long does the operation time take?

This process varies according to the anatomy of the patient and the surgeon. It usually takes between 30 and 90 minutes.

When can patients who have gastric sleeve surgery return to their daily lives?

Our patients usually stay in our hospital for 2 or 3 days after the surgery and they can return to their daily lives in 5 days, if they feel better.

What kind of diet should be followed after the surgery?

The most important issue you should pay attention to after gastric sleeve surgery is your eating habits. Therefore, your post-surgery nutrition;

  • You need to be fed with liquids for the first 14 days after the surgery,
  • You should not drink carbonated or bubble drinks for life,
  • Since a long-term feeling of satiety will occur with less nutrition, the patients should be fed in a balanced way after the surgery.



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