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HOW IS STOMACH REDUCTION SURGERY DONE?
Gastric reduction surgery is also known as sleeve gastrectomy surgery and has a very important place in obesity surgery. Although it is a restrictive surgery, this operation reduces the calorie absorption, and the stomach volume is reduced by 80% on average. Due to the prevalence of obesity today, the number of people who apply for sleeve gastrectomy surgery is also increasing. After sleeve gastrectomy, patients consume less and have to follow some rules after surgery. In particular, patients who adapt to regular exercise and healthy eating conditions do not have a lifelong weight problem. It should not be forgotten that it is a comfortable operation while the food consumed after the surgery continues to be absorbed by the body.
WHO CAN HAVE STOMACH REDUCTION (TUBE STOMACH) SURGERY?
Those who want to have tube stomach surgery in obesity surgery must be struggling with some problems. In order to prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, reflux, stroke, sleep apnea and high blood pressure in later ages, gastric reduction surgery can be performed on overweight individuals;
Individuals with a body mass index of 30-35
Those with a body mass index between 35-40 and those with sleep apnea, heart and blood pressure problems
Those with a body mass index of 40 and above can have sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
Desire and determination are also important before this surgery, which requires individuals to make permanent changes in their lifestyle. Because this surgery is not performed for every individual who requests it. Those who have the above problems can apply for sleeve gastrectomy after the necessary techniques and examinations are done.
HOW IS STOMACH REDUCTION SURGERY DONE?
During gastric sleeve surgery, stomach tissue is cut and formed into a tube. That's why stomach reduction surgery is also called sleeve gastrectomy. It is known that this operation, which can also be performed with incisions from the abdomen, is generally preferred with the Laparoscopic method. During the procedure, the connections of the organs around the stomach to the stomach are also opened and the operation is performed under general anesthesia.
AFTER STOMACH REDUCTION SURGERY
There are many factors to consider after gastric sleeve surgery. First of all, since the laparoscopic device is preferred in the procedure, it is known that the patient does not experience any problems in terms of comfort. Although pain is not felt in the cuts to be made in the abdomen, the recovery period is very short. However, after the surgery, they are rested in the hospital environment for 3-4 days. You will need 1 month to return to daily life. Patients, who will have lost an average of 20 kilograms in the first month after the surgery, will have lost 70 percent of their excess weight at the end of a 1-year period.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF STOMACH REDUCTION SURGERY?
Although sleeve gastrectomy surgery does not have a serious risk, some complications may develop depending on the experience of the surgeon who will perform the operation. In addition, the possible risks of sleeve gastrectomy surgery, which should be performed in fully equipped hospitals and clinics can be listed as;
Infection in the wound area
Stenosis in the operation area.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF STOMACH REDUCTION SURGERY?
Stomach reduction surgery brings many advantages. These include;
The hospital stay is very short.
Since the stomach volume will decrease, less consumption is achieved and satiation is achieved.
There is no risk of bleeding or obstruction in the intestines.
Absorption is not interfered with.
Since the hunger hormone in the stomach is removed, there is no desire to consume food continuously.
There is no need to limit the foods you need to consume throughout your life.
As can be seen, sleeve gastrectomy surgery supports the healthy life of patients in every respect. The main purpose of this operation, which does not interfere with absorption, is to remove the hunger hormone and thus to eliminate the desire of individuals to overeat. Gastric sleeve surgery, which brings comfortable, successful and beautiful results, also helps you achieve a more aesthetic body.