Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy is one of the oldest methods in weight loss surgeries. In Gastric Sleeve Surgery, also known as stomach reduction surgery, the area called the big curvature (long and outer side) of the stomach is removed and the stomach is turned into a tube shape. By reducing the size and volume of the stomach, patient is lead to eat less which provides a calorie deficit.
This method does not require any intestine cut or removal. It does not change the main function of the stomach, it only cuts down the size & space of it. Therefore patient can consume everything in small amounts. The majority of patients lose 50% of their excess weight in the first six months after surgery.
Obesity surgery is performed laparoscopically, by making small incisions in abdomen. These incisions are millimetric.
In laparoscopical surgeries muscle tissues are not cut or damaged, therefore patient does not experience so much pain after the surgery. Therefore it is known for its’ low chances of complications.
One of the biggest advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery is that co-morbid diseases related with obesity such as hypertension, sleep apnea and diabetes tend to recover 70-80% after surgery. This means that it does not only allow you to lose weight, but also help you be in a better general health.
*It is for informational purposes only, be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
**Pain rating scale: from 0 = absence to 5 maximum pain.
Our obesity surgeries performed by Prof. Dr. Servet Karahan and his team of doctors. Our doctor completed his General Surgery Specialization training in IU Capa Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery in 1985 and became a Professor in 1996. He has 105 written and oral publications in the fields of Laparoscopic Surgery, Liver, Pancreas and Bile Tracts, both domestic and foreign.
Having trained many doctors in the field of obesity, Prof. Servet Karahan carries out our Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass operations with his team of 2 Associate Professors and 1 Specialist.
Our hospital provides services in an indoor area of 55.000 square meters, with 19-storey smart building technology, 450 bed capacity, and 2 of 16 fully equipped operating theaters with hybrid operating room technology.
The hospital employs 83 doctors in different branches and more than 600 personnel.