Have you been struggling to lose weight with years of restricted diets and strenuous exercises? If you still have a lot of weight to lose, surgery may be the solution you’re looking for! Sleeve gastrectomy, aka gastric sleeve has become one of the most sought-after bariatric surgeries for patients seeking excellent weight loss.
At our Hermes Clinics in Turkey, our professional surgeons have been helping thousands of men and women to achieve weight loss goals by gastric sleeve surgery. Read on to find more about sleeve gastrectomy.
Gastric sleeve, also referred to as vertical sleeve gastrectomy by medical professionals, is a weight loss surgical procedure that aims to help you lose weight by restricting your food intake. Gastric sleeve is performed as a laparoscopic surgery, which involves inserting a long thin tube (with a tiny camera and light attached to it) through multiple small incisions.
During surgery, a significant part of your stomach will be removed and remaining portions will be joined together to make a “sleeve” or a banana-sized stomach.
The gastric sleeve, weight loss surgery removes about 75% to 80% of your stomach so that you can feel full by eating less food. After the surgery, you’ll feel reduced appetite because a smaller stomach will produce relatively low levels of ghrelin, a hormone that causes hunger.
Gastric sleeve is typically performed after you’ve tried dietary changes and exercise habits to lose weight without long-term success. This surgery can help you lose extra pounds, thereby reducing the risks associated with obesity, such as:
You’re an ideal candidate for gastric sleeve surgery if:
Typically, sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically. Before starting the surgery, your doctor gives you general anesthesia that helps you keep asleep during the surgery. The surgeon makes small incisions in your abdominal wall to insert tube with a ting camera and a light. The stomach in then divided into two unequal parts by a stapler.
The 80% part of the stomach is cut and removed and the remaining part of the stomach is stapled. This banana-shaped part of the stomach is about 20-25% of the original stomach volume.
After the surgery is performed, you will be shifted to the recovery room where you’ll be given postoperative care. Since gastric sleeve is a minimally-invasive procedure, it helps the small incisions in your abdomen heal and recover faster. You will be allowed to go home four days after your surgery.
After you have undergone the surgery, you will be recommended liquid foods (non-carbonated and sugar-free) for first seven days. For next three weeks, your diet will be transformed from liquid to pureed food. You will change to solid food regularly four weeks after surgery.
While your meals will be in much smaller quantities, your doctor will recommend a calcium supplement once a day and a multivitamin twice a day. You will also have to increase your physical activity gradually. Do not forget to stay hydrated during your recovery period from surgery.
At Hermes Clinics, you can experience weight loss in two ways:
With gastric sleeve surgery, you can lose up to 80% of your extra weight within just 12 to 18 months. This will only be possible when you adhere to your exercise plan and dietary routine recommended by your surgeon. You can keep your weight off long term by adopting these lifestyle changes.
The following are some benefits that gastric sleeve at our Hermes Clinics in Turkey provides to their patients:
Although gastric sleeve is considered a relatively safe procedure, however, it may carry some risks and complications like any other bariatric surgery. Common complications include:
Some possible side effects of this surgery also include:
Gastric sleeve is one of the best procedures performed by professional and experiences surgeons at Hermes Clinics in Turkey. Gastric sleeve works to help you lose extra weight by reducing the size of your stomach, making you consume less food.
Since it all depends on bariatric practices, it is important for you to choose a team who knows how to successfully achieve better results for each patient. At Hermes Clinics, our professional doctors are dedicated to helping patients achieve their desired weight loss goals with the best tools.