Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most performed surgical procedures today. It is commonly known as “stomach reduction surgery”.
In sleeve gastrectomy surgery, the stomach is turned into a long, thin tube like a banana. 80 percent of the stomach is cut and removed laparoscopically which is a closed surgery method. Thus, the food intake of the stomach is restricted. However, sleeve gastrectomy surgery has a very low effect on reducing food absorption.
The appetite of those who have gastric sleeve surgery decreases. After the operation, insulin resistance is broken without even weight loss. Gastric sleeve surgery is performed under general anesthesia in approximately 1.5 hours. Since the exit and entrance section of the stomach is preserved and the continuity in the digestive system is maintained, the risks after sleeve gastrectomy are low and some undesirable side effects are reported very little.
Stomach reduction operation is a 60 percent successful method for weight loss. There is no harm in this surgery in the long term. If the patient does not pay attention to his diet, he may experience difficulties in losing weight, encounter nutritional difficulties, and even gain weight. Following the recommendations of your doctor after the surgery will maximize the effect of your surgery.