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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Performing sleeve gastrectomy by doctors who are trained and experienced in bariatric surgery in this field seriously prevents complications in the operation. In this respect, it is very important to prefer doctors who are specialized in their field and experienced in bariatric surgery.

What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

A more effective method in the treatment of obesity is sleeve gastrectomy. In patients with a body mass index above 35-40, 80% of the stomach is taken and turned into a tube. It is performed laparoscopically as closed method. Laparoscopy is placed in the holes opened in the anterior wall of before openning a large incision. The procedure is completed after the majority of the stomach is removed. Although it is a procedure with complications, it is one of the most reliable methods.

What Should Be Considered After Sleeve Gastrectomy?

If patients do not pay attention to their diet for a long time after sleeve gastrectomy, the weight lost can be regained. Therefore, radical changes in nutrition and lifestyle are required after the operation. After the operation, the patient experiences long-term permanent weight loss. At the same time, significant improvement is observed in weight-related diseases. After the operation, a detailed nutrition program is recommended to the patient. After the surgery, the transition to liquid, soft and solid food is performed in a controlled manner. First of all, a clear liquid diet for 2-3 days, a liquid diet for the first two weeks, a puree diet for the third and fourth weeks, a soft solid diet for the fifth and eighth weeks, and normal standard diets for the nineth week and beyond are given. After the surgery, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for two or three days. Afterwards, the patient is discharged in good health with the necessary examinations and follows.

What Are The Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Although it is a reliable surgery, there are some complications as in all surgeries performed by laparoscopic method. It is available for all operations such as some bleeding, wound formation in the organs or complications such as damage and respiratory problems.

At the same time, anastomotic leakage complication may be observed specific to the operation. These leaks are the most feared condition by patients in sleeve gastrectomy. It is important to select an experienced bariatric surgeon in terms of there is no leakage during and after the operation and/or it is noticed in the early period. It is a complication that can cause serious health problems if it is not noticed by the surgeon. Complications such as post-thrombotic endromes and pulmonary embolism are also likely to occur.

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