Bariatric Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy

One of the most commonly used methods in the treatment of obesity is sleeve gastric surgery. It's done by  Laparoscopic (closed) method. Approximately 80% of the stomach is removed by stapling the stomach reduction operation is performed by removal. Sleeve is saturated with less food after gastrectomy and decreases hunger hormone (ghrelin) level, which reduces the desire to eat. sleeve stomach surgery is a safe operation. It is preferred more because of its rapid and effective results and low complication rate. Sleeve gastrectomy is advantageous because it does not change the absorption and there are no complaints such as dumping and reflux after surgery. It is more easily applied than other bariatric surgical methods.

In gastric sleeve surgery, which is also called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, a large –about 80%– of stomach is removed and leaving a shape of tube or banana. After this surgery, patients’ food intake, whose have this operation, is restricted and they can feel full with a small amount of food. During the operation, the fundus –a part of the stomach that releases the ghrelin (hunger) hormone– is removed as well. So, the level of ghrelin hormone decreases. After the surgery, patients can feel full with small amount of foods and loss of appetite occurs. In addition, the complication rate of sleeve gastric surgery is very low. People who have gastric sleeve can lose a major part of their excess weight within approximately 18 months after the operation.

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically (closed method) by making a few small incisions in the upper abdomen and using a surgical camera. This operation is performed by using surgical staples which help to cut and stitch in it at the same time and nearly 80% of the stomach is removed from the abdomen area. By means of gastric sleeve surgery, the amount of food that you can consume is restricted.