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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve

"Stomach reduction surgery", known as "sleeve gastrectomy" in the English literature, is a laparoscopic obesity prevention surgical method, which is the most commonly used in our country and all over the world, primarily for use in the USA. Gastric sleeve surgery is suitable for patients with a body mass index over 35. Within 5 years after sleeve gastrectomy, people lose 60-70% of their excess weight. The probability of regaining their excess weight in the long term is 20%. The probability of becoming obese again is around 3-4%. This method is effective at a level close to gastric bypass. Since the malabsorption in the stomach is much less than in other gastric surgeries, continuous medication and mineral support is not often required after the surgery.

In the postoperative period, the patient feels satiated with small amounts of food, and after a while this feeling of satiety turns into loss of appetite. Total food consumption decreases steadily and the patient loses 80-90% of their excess weight within a few years after surgery. For example, if 80 kilos is around 150 kilos, it will decrease to 100 kilos in 1-2 years after the surgery. Weight loss will be rapid in the first months. It will become more regular and slow in the following months. Weight loss process varies from person to person and the patient should not neglect the diet and exercises determined by the doctor.