What is Sleeve Gastroctemy Surgery?

What is Sleeve Gastroctemy Surgery?
What is Sleeve Gastroctemy Surgery?

Overweight and obesity is one of the diseases of our age. In developing or developing countries, the incidence of obesity is high as a result of unhealthy diet and inactivity habits in connection with the lifestyle of people.


Overweight and obesity is one of the diseases of our age. In developing or developing countries, the rate of obesity is high as a result of overeating and inactivity habits due to the lifestyle of people.

Weight gain becomes permanent as a result of the person's continuous intake of more calories than they need or the inability to spend these excess calories. Eating more than necessary becomes a habit. As weight gain increases, the level of appetite hormone increases and the person's desire to eat more increases.

In cases where excess weight can no longer be lost with lifestyle changes and exercise, it may be necessary to apply surgical treatment to overweight obese patients. Surgical treatments are called bariatric surgery or bariatric surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery is a bariatric surgical method.

Gastric sleeve surgery It is a surgical procedure in which approximately 80% of the stomach is removed and 150-200 cc of stomach tissue is left behind. The stomach part that is left is so named because it is in the form of a tube. It is also known as stomach reduction surgery. Gastric sleeve surgeries are performed closed, that is, laparoscopically.

In sleeve gastrectomy surgery, the stomach is cut from the points where it joins the esophagus and intestines and formed into a tube. Since the stomach volume is reduced and the part where Ghrelin, known as the hunger hormone is secreted, is removed, the patients do not feel as hungry as before after the surgery.

Since the surgery is performed with the laparoscopic (closed) method, patients undergo a rapid recovery and weight loss process without feeling too much pain after sleeve gastrectomy surgery. There is a very rapid weight loss, especially in the first month, and then the process slows down a bit and continues for up to a year.


Surgical treatment can be considered for people between the ages of 18-60 who do not have an obstacle to surgery, who have not benefited from the exercise and diet programs applied, and who meet certain criteria.

In general, the group for which surgical treatment is prescribed is morbidly obese with a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 and above, and those with a body mass index of 35 kg/m2 and those with additional diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and joint problems.

It is also very important that the patients who are planned for surgery do not have alcohol and substance addiction, are stable in terms of psychiatric conditions, and are stable in terms of long-term follow-up and lifestyle changes after the surgery.


With gastric sleeve surgery In general, patients lose an average of 60% of their excess weight. This may be more in some patients. While the results can be much higher than this rate with nutrition and exercise after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, lower rates are observed in patients who return to their old habits. Therefore, surgery is a start. The next process should be followed with precision.


The two most important complications are; Leakage or bleeding due to the openings in the suture line in the remaining stomach section.

In cases of bleeding, the condition usually resolves spontaneously with medical treatment and sometimes supplementation of blood products. In some cases, it may be necessary to intervene with endoscopic methods.

In case of leakage, it is important to detect it early. For this purpose, a leak test is performed before the end of the operation and the test is repeated on the first postoperative day of the patient. In cases where leakage is detected, endoscopic sutures and stent application are usually performed.

The biggest reason for bleeding or leakage is the poor quality of the staplers used during the removal of the stomach section.


The prices of the surgery are not fixed as they depend on the exchange rate of some of the equipment used, the hospital fees where the surgery is performed, and other diseases of the patient. You can contact your doctor for current tube stomach surgery information.


Günceleme: 16/09/2022 19:03

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