Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical method used for obese patients to help them lose weight. With this surgical procedure, the size of the stomach is reduced and the amount of food consumed is limited.
In sleeve gastrectomy surgeries performed at Private Hürrem Sultan Hospital, a large part of the stomach is reduced to leave a smaller stomach the size of a banana. Thus, your new stomach size limits the amount of food you can eat.
Gastric sleeve surgery may be the best option for you, especially if you prefer a weight loss surgery that will help you lose weight by limiting the amount of food you consume, but will not prevent the absorption of nutrients, and especially that does not require the presence of an object in your body. Since it is not possible to go back after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, it is defined as a permanent procedure.
After sleeve gastrectomy surgery, you will feel full even with smaller portions than you normally eat, and your calorie intake will be significantly reduced. In this way, it becomes possible to lose a large amount of weight in a very short time.
Since sleeve gastrectomy surgery does not affect the absorption of food, the incidence of nutritional deficiency is lower. In the operation ,the part of the stomach that is taken contains the region where the hunger hormone Ghlerin is produced. This way you will feel less hungry.
As with all weight loss surgical procedures, there are potential risks in this operation and it is very important that you are informed about these before the operation. Although complications do not occur in most of the patients after sleeve gastrectomy, it is observed that some complications may occur, albeit rarely, depending on the health status of some patients. Specific potential complications of sleeve gastrectomy are as follows;
Injury to adjacent organs such as the stomach and intestines during surgery.
Gastritis, heartburn or stomach ulcer.
While preparing for any weight loss surgery, you should first of all know that you must make a lifetime commitment to the major changes in your diet and lifestyle that you will implement in your new life after the surgery.
Tell your surgeon what medicines, vitamins, herbal foods, and supplements you are taking. You may be asked to stop taking them before surgery.
Try to adopt a healthy lifestyle in the weeks close to the operation. In this way, it will help you to get used to the change in your new life after the surgery and to lose weight.
Make sure you take all the medications you will need after the surgery, in liquid form if needed.
You can be discharged within 2-3 days after the operation. The day after the surgery, the patients start to consume liquids and continue the liquid diet for a while. You should rest for the first few days after the surgery and avoid putting pressure on your surgical wound. Therefore, it would be good for you to have someone at home with you to help you.