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.
Dr. Erkan T. specializes mainly in weight loss surgeries as well as reflux, breast diseases, endoscopical applications and hernia treatments. He especially utilizes the latest techniques in obesity surgeries.
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