Gastric sleeve is the reduction of the size of a part of the stomach by cutting it with the laparoscopic (closed) method. In this way, patients easily lose weight after the operation. This operation is often preferred for the treatment of obesity, especially in recent years. There are a number of reasons for this. The most important reasons are that the operation is easy to perform, the risk of complications is low and it is a safe method of weight loss.
Obesity needs to be treated at an early stage because it brings with it many diseases. If patients do not return to their ideal weight, they may develop many chronic diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure and heart diseases over time. In order to eliminate this risk and lead a healthier life, patients who cannot lose weight naturally (such as diet and exercise) should definitely have obesity surgery.
Although different teams have different practices in the preparation process for stomach surgery, international and national obesity surgery associations have certain standards determined in this regard. Detailed examinations and examinations performed on patients before surgery should comply with the determined criteria. These criteria generally include:
In laparoscopic surgeries, there is no serious pain after surgery because the abdominal muscles and membranes are not cut. After the operation, painkillers are given to the patient. Those with gastric sleeves start walking in the evening hours of the day they have surgery. Usually on the second day they do not have much pain. The patient may have a feeling of tension, pressure on the first day, which is relieved with painkillers.
There are some issues that you should pay attention to after gastric sleeve surgery. They are as follows:
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You need to stay in Turkey for at least a week for bariatric surgery. This period may be longer depending on your general condition. However, since you will stay in the hospital for at least five days after surgery, your stay in Turkey is minimum one week.
You need to come to Turkey the day before the operation. During this period, the necessary preparations for the surgery are made more comfortably. However, depending on the situation, your arrival time in Turkey may vary. Some patients come here on the morning of the operation. You can make a decision about this by talking to your doctor.
After the procedure, which takes about 45 minutes, approximately 75-80% of the stomach is removed. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery helps to lose weight with 3 mechanisms. In this surgery, the patient’s postoperative appetite decreases because the fundus part of the stomach that secretes the appetite hormone (Ghrelin hormone) is completely removed.
As with all major surgeries, gastric sleeve surgery is a serious and risky procedure. However, in operations performed successfully by an experienced doctor, patients lose weight in a healthy way. Risks are also minimized.
You will not feel pain because the operation is performed under general anesthesia. You may have some pain on the first day after the operation. However, your doctor will give you painkillers. After the second day, you will not complain of pain.
Those with chronic diseases, alcohol and substance abuse problems, and psychological diseases are not suitable candidates for this surgery. Before the operation, some clinical tests are performed on the patients, and it is decided whether they are suitable for surgery. Your doctor will explain this decision to you along with the results he will obtain. If there is no problem, you set a date for surgery.
After this operation, you will lose weight very easily. However, if your eating habits become carbohydrate-heavy in the future, that is, if you do not have a healthy diet, you will gain weight again.
On the contrary, you will be healthier because you will get rid of your excess weight after this operation. Getting rid of the health problems that obesity will create allows you to have a longer life.
You will be accommodated in the hospital for the first three days after the operation. On the first day, you start walking. But the diet will be very different. The first day continues only in the form of liquid food, and then mash. Little by little, you switch to solid foods. But it takes time for you to switch to solid foods. However, you may feel some pain on the first day. However, your doctor will give you pain medications. This feeling of yours will pass in a short time. After the second day, you will not complain of pain. You can resume your daily activities one week after the operation.
Excessive food consumption can result in pain and vomiting. Mashed meat, potatoes, and all kinds of fruit purees can be consumed. Again, care should be taken that they are low-calorie and fat-free. Consumption of carbonated drinks is strictly forbidden after surgery.
Obesity is a serious health problem around the world that adversely affects the health of the person and can lead to fatal consequences. In addition to the physical damages of obesity, it can also cause psychological problems in the person. A psychiatric examination is performed before the operation to determine whether these problems exist.
This operation is a permanent operation. It lasts a lifetime. However, unless you follow the right diet, you may gain weight again. For this reason, you need to adopt a healthy eating pattern after the operation.