WHAT IS SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY (TUBE STOMACH) ?
It is an obesity operation colloquially referred to as Sleeve Gastrectomy, performed by the surgical removal of about 4/3 part of the stomach. Because its form, similar to a tube, its name was settled in this way among the people. It is out of the question to install any foreign substances.
It provides weight loss with different mechanisms. Because the newly created stomach is significantly reduced compared to a normal stomach, it is satisfied and happy with less food, which leads to fewer calories. But its main effect is the change in the gastrointestinal tract, especially on the hormones that control hunger, satiety and blood sugar. With the rise of the body mass index, the function of these hormones has now been disrupted.
Looking at its long-term results, Sleeve Gastrectomy is as effective as gastric bypass, which is an older procedure, in both weight loss of the patient and completely correcting or healing metabolic disorders such as diabetes. For example, as of the day after the patient comes out of surgery, before they have yet to lose weight, high blood sugar levels, due to diabetes, are directed towards normal. Complete or partial cessation of medications and insulin used for diabetes can be relevant. In addition, Sleeve Gastrectomy is technically a surgery with fewer complications than gastric bypass surgery. Sleeve Gastrectomy has many advantages in terms of being a restrictive surgery, the excess weight of 50-60% are granted easily in a short time, to ensure that a foreign object doesn’t have to be adapted to the body, because there is no change in the entry and exit of the stomach, food does not require a change in the route of passage in the intestinal tract, shorter hospital stay and having a positive effect on hunger, satiety and blood sugar regulating hormones in the gastrointestinal tract.
In addition, by mutual consultation with our patient, which of these operations will be considered suitable is decided. And the follow-up is just as important as the operation. The inability to know how to eat after the operation and not being able to find a doctor and a team with them when determining the pattern of the first days of their new life, can lead to missing the benefits of this operation, delaying the arrival of expected results, or even causing more serious health problems.
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