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Sleeve Gastrectomy is one of the most used stomach reduction methods in the treatment of obesity. In obesity patients who cannot lose weight by normal means, 80% of the stomach is removed and turned into a tube. Thus, the feeling of hunger is greatly reduced in patients and a balanced weight loss process begins.
How is Sleeve Gastrectomy Done?
Before Sleeve Gastrectomy, necessary examinations are performed and the operation is ensured to be performed smoothly. The procedure performed under general anesthesia can take between 45 minutes and 1 and a half hours. Imaging is performed with the help of a camera through the holes opened in the stomach area and stomach reduction is performed. Recovery time is very short in the surgery performed with laparoscopy technique.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It is applied to people whose body mass index is over 35 and cannot lose weight in normal ways.
The general age range for Sleeve Gastrectomy is 18-70. If there is a serious life-threatening obesity problem, surgery can be performed with the approval of doctors and parents in people under 18 years of age.
Postoperative pain will be minimal since the Sleeve Gastrectomy will be performed with a closed laproscopy method. There may be a slight pain sensation in the holes opened around the stomach.
Approximately 80% of excess weight is lost within 1-2 years after Sleeve Gastrectomy. However, this rate may vary from person to person. With regular exercises, the rate of weight lost will increase.
Since sleeve gastrectomy is performed with closed surgery (laparoscopy) method with small incisions, very small incision scars remain in the abdominal area and these scars disappear in a few months.
It is predicted that those who have sleeve gastrectomy will lose 60% of their excess weight within 1 year after surgery. The weight gain rate after sleeve gastrectomy is around 15%. For this reason, not only specialist surgeons but also dieticians and psychologists should take part in preventing those who have sleeve gastrectomy from gaining weight again.