Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical method and allows you to lose weight.

Gastric sleeve surgery is performed laparoscopically. After 3 or 4 small incisions are made in your abdomen, surgery is performed through these holes with the help of surgical hand tools. In sleeve gastrectomy, 80% of the stomach is removed and very little stomach volume remains.

After sleeve gastrectomy surgery, food consumption decreases due to the decrease in stomach volume. After sleeve gastrectomy, hormonal changes occur due to the stomach tissue removed at the same time. Thanks to these hormonal changes, obesity and hormone-related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease decrease and sometimes even disappear.

What are the radical changes observed in patients after sleeve gastrectomy?

Increase in quality of life,

Reaching the ideal weight in the first year after gastric sleeve surgery,

Healing of obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea, joint pains, heart diseases,

Decreased desire to eat and portions,

It is a decrease in the feeling of hunger.

Who is gastric sleeve surgery for and when should it be considered?

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgery performed to lose weight. It is recommended for patients who have obesity and obesity-related health problems and cannot lose weight with other methods.

In addition to losing weight after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, it is possible to improve obesity-related sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases.

Body mass index should be calculated before deciding for gastric sleeve surgery. Your body mass index is obtained by dividing your weight by the square of your height.

If your body mass index is over 40, you are in the morbid obesity class and you are suitable for this surgery.

If your body mass index is between 35-39.9 and you have diseases such as sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia, you are still suitable for this surgery.

If your body mass index is below 35, you should try non-surgical options for weight loss.

How is sleeve gastrectomy done and what should be done before?

You should definitely talk to your doctor before sleeve gastrectomy. Your physical examination will be performed after a detailed anamnesis is taken during your pre-operative consultation with the doctor. Before the operation, the doctor will know about your additional diseases and will take precautions accordingly. If you are coming from abroad, you can consult with your doctor via Zoom.

All your blood tests will be done before the operation and you will be evaluated by anesthesia, chest diseases, cardiology and psychiatry. If the relevant branches approve, there will be no obstacle to your surgery.

The gastric sleeve surgery time is approximately 1 hour and is performed under general anesthesia. Sleeve gastrectomy is performed by laparoscopic method. Gastric sleeve surgery is completed through an incision made in your abdomen and a screen accompanied by a camera. In gastric sleeve surgery, a tube is passed into your stomach and 80% of the stomach outside of this stomach is removed by the surgical tool we call stapler. After this procedure, a leak test is performed during the operation and it is seen that no leakage is observed and the operation is terminated.

As long as there is no obstacle after vertical sleeve gastrectomy, you can go directly from the operating room to the service room. Patients are mobilized in the 2nd hour after gastric sleeve surgery. A leak test is performed again the day after vertical sleeve gastrectomy and after it is seen that no leakage is observed, you will now start to feed by mouth in the form of liquid. After gastric sleeve patients are discharged after a total of 2 days of hospitalization.

How should nutrition be after sleeve gastrectomy?

The first two weeks after vertical sleeve gastrectomy should be fed with liquid diet. After these 2 weeks, soft foods are taken. After the 5th week, solid foods are introduced. Dietitian support should be taken for 2 years.

When can I get pregnant after sleeve gastrectomy?

I recommend our patients not to get pregnant for 12-18 months after gastric sleeve surgery. After this period, it is important and necessary for the health of both the mother and the child to become pregnant by controlling the vitamins and minerals in the blood.

Will there be hair loss after sleeve gastrectomy?

After both vertical sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgeries, 40% of the patients begin to lose hair after the 3rd month. Hair loss after sleeve gastrectomy is a temporary condition.

How long does gastric sleeve surgery take?

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery takes 1-2 hours on average.

Is there much pain after sleeve gastrectomy?

After sleeve gastrectomy surgery, you should not have much pain except for the first two hours. In ongoing pain, your doctor should be alert for other conditions.

Is it possible to gain weight back after sleeve gastrectomy?

It is possible depending on the surgery and malnutrition. It is important to maintain weight as much as to lose weight after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. The timing of pregnancy is also a factor for this.

What is the price of gastric sleeve surgery?

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