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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Reduction

Stomach Reduction

Gastric reduction, particularly Sleeve Gastrectomy (gastric sleeve surgery), is an effective surgical method for combating obesity. During this surgery, at least 80% of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrow, tube-shaped stomach. The section of the stomach that produces the hunger hormone ghrelin is also removed, significantly reducing appetite and aiding in weight loss.

How is Gastric Reduction Surgery Performed?

Under general anesthesia, 80% of the stomach is removed along its longitudinal axis. The stomach is reshaped into a slender, tube-like structure. This reduces the stomach’s capacity and decreases the level of the hunger hormone. The surgery typically lasts 45-60 minutes and is performed laparoscopically.

Eligibility for Gastric Reduction Surgery

Not everyone is eligible for gastric reduction surgery. Criteria established by global Obesity Surgery Associations include:

  • Age Range: 18-65 years old with a diagnosis of obesity.

  • BMI: Over 35 kg/m² with at least one obesity-related condition (e.g., type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension).

  • Morbid Obesity: BMI over 40 kg/m².

  • Other Conditions: No substance abuse and the ability to adhere to post-operative diet and exercise guidelines.

Post-Gastric Reduction Surgery Care

  • Diet: A proper post-surgery diet is essential. Protein supplements are needed in the first month. Meals should be protein-rich, divided into small portions, and chewed thoroughly.

  • Fluid Intake: At least 1.5 liters of caffeine-free, non-carbonated, calorie-free beverages daily.

  • Vitamin Supplements: Necessary for the first six months.

  • Exercise: Walking can start the first day after surgery, with more intensive exercises beginning after one month. Exercise helps maintain muscle mass and supports long-term weight loss.

Possible Risks of Gastric Reduction Surgery

While complications are rare, they can include:

  • Bleeding: 1% risk.

  • Leakage: 1% risk of gastric leaks.

  • Other Risks: Breathing difficulties, nasal congestion, swelling, asymmetry, color changes, bruising, nasal numbness, septum perforation.

Why Choose Health Agents Turkey?

We offer services with expert doctors in a modern environment equipped with the latest technology. Patient satisfaction and health are our priorities. For gastric reduction surgery, we are a frequently chosen center with an experienced team ready to provide you with the best service.

  • Expert Doctors: Our experienced and expert doctors have a high success rate.

  • Modern Technology: We offer services in facilities equipped with the latest medical innovations and modern technology.

  • Patient Satisfaction: Our patients’ satisfaction and health are always our priority.

For more information and appointments, please feel free to contact us.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Here's Frequently Asked Questions About Gastric Sleeve

What is gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a bariatric procedure that involves removing a portion of the stomach to reduce its size. This helps in significant weight loss by limiting food intake and reducing hunger.

What are the advantages of gastric sleeve surgery?

Advantages include substantial weight loss, improvement or resolution of obesity-related conditions (such as diabetes and hypertension), enhanced quality of life, reduced hunger due to lower ghrelin levels, and no need for foreign objects like gastric bands.

Will I feel pain during the treatment?

During the procedure, you will be under general anesthesia, ensuring you do not feel any pain. Post-procedure, some discomfort and soreness are expected, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications and proper post-operative care.

How long does a gastric sleeve procedure take?

A gastric sleeve procedure typically takes between 1 to 2 hours. The total time may vary depending on the complexity of the surgery and the patient’s specific conditions.

How long do the results of gastric sleeve surgery last?

The results of gastric sleeve surgery can be long-lasting if accompanied by lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and regular exercise. Most patients maintain significant weight loss for many years after the procedure.

What should I do after the treatment?

After the treatment, follow your surgeon’s post-care instructions, which include a special diet, gradual reintroduction of solid foods, regular follow-up visits, staying hydrated, and avoiding strenuous activities until fully recovered.

Does gastric sleeve surgery provide natural-looking results?

Yes, gastric sleeve surgery results in natural weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach. This leads to gradual and healthy weight loss, improving overall body proportions and health.

How is gastric sleeve surgery different from other weight loss surgeries?

Gastric sleeve surgery reduces the stomach size to about 15-20% of its original size without rerouting the intestines, unlike gastric bypass surgery. It offers a simpler, less invasive option compared to other bariatric surgeries.

Who is a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?

Good candidates for gastric sleeve surgery are individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35-39.9 with obesity-related health conditions, who are committed to making lifestyle changes and improving their health.

What is the cost of gastric sleeve surgery?

The cost of gastric sleeve surgery varies based on factors such as any additional costs like anesthesia, hospital stay, and post-operative care.

To clarify your treatment process and costs, we offer a free consultation service. You can get detailed information by filling out the form below or by contacting us directly.

Treatment Procedure

Gastric Sleeve treatment process involves several important steps to achieve a successful outcome. Here is a detailed summary of the treatment procedure:

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