Sleeve Gastrectomy is the operation of turning the stomach into a tube with a surgical procedure. Approximately 75-80% of the stomach is cut with special tools called "staplers". This line is re-stitched for secondary protection. The cut stomach is removed from the small incisions in the abdomen. With this surgical method, the digestive system does not change. Only the stomach is reduced. No surgical operation is performed on the intestines. A tube or other foreign object is not inserted into the stomach.
The only effect of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery is not to reduce the volume of the stomach and to restrict food consumption. While the stomach is shaped into a tube by shrinking, the part of the stomach where the hunger hormone is secreted is also removed to a large extent. The feeling of hunger decreases compared to before the surgery. The brain feels less hungry. Gastric Sleeve Surgery reduces food consumption with both mechanical and hormonal effects.
Since there is no surgical intervention to absorption, that is, to the intestines, in sleeve gastrectomy surgery, vitamin and mineral deficiencies occur less frequently.
Since the part of the stomach that is removed in sleeve gastrectomy surgery is the most secreted part of the Ghrelin hormone, which triggers hunger, not only the amount of food you eat decreases, but also your desire to eat.
Dumping syndrome is not observed after sleeve gastrectomy, since no surgical procedure is performed on the mechanism that controls the passage of nutrients from the stomach to the small intestine.
In obesity-related diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and sleep apnea, 70-80% improvement can be seen after Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery.
After Sleeve Gastrectomy, it can be converted to other bariatric surgery operations when necessary.
In Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery, no foreign object is placed in the body.