What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric Sleeve treatment is a stomach reduction surgery that is frequently preferred by obesity patients. Gastric sleeve involves the reduction of the patient’s stomach by 80%. This, of course, allows patients to lose weight. This frequently preferred treatment has been preferred in the field of bariatric surgery for many years. You can continue reading our content to learn more about gastric sleeve treatment.
Who Can Get Gastric Sleeve Treatment?
Gastric Sleeve treatment is suitable for obese patients with a body mass index of 35 or more. In addition, it is important that patients are older than 18 years and younger than 60 years old. Especially patients with sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes often prefer this treatment. There is a significant improvement in these diseases after gastric sleeve treatment.
Does Gastric Sleeve Treatment Guarantee Weight Loss?
All of our patients who received gastric sleeves experienced significant weight loss. Until now, none of our patients complained that they did not lose weight. However, no treatment guarantees weight loss. Our patients achieve very successful results by getting online dietitian support after the treatment. You too can be one of our patients who have achieved successful results. You should know that being active and sticking to the given diets is very important in this process.
How Does the Gastric Sleeve Work?
A hormone called ghrelin is secreted in our stomach. This hormone is the hunger hormone. The part of this hormone, which stops being secreted after a meal, is removed by surgery. After the surgery, the patient will be able to follow a diet easier because he will secrete this hormone less and have a smaller stomach capacity. This translates into weight loss over time.
What Happens If I Don’t Lose Weight After Gastric Sleeve?
Until now, none of our patients complained that they did not lose weight. After the treatment, your stomach will shrink quite significantly. This will also help you lose weight. Even if you cannot lose weight despite adhering to the diet, our clinic will recommend revision treatment for you. This is important as long as it is not a patient-related problem. However, you must make sure that you will lose weight, albeit slowly.
Is Gastric Sleeve a painful procedure?
You will be under anesthesia during Gastric Sleeve treatment. Therefore, you will not feel pain during the operation. After the operation, there will not be a large incision in your body. Therefore, you do not suffer from sewing pain. There will be 5 small incisions in your abdomen. Of course, this will not be painful. After treatment, pain relievers will be prescribed. There will be no painful treatment as long as you use them. When asked about 10 patients who received treatment, 8 patients stated that they had a fairly painless treatment.
Is Gastric Sleeve Reversible?
Gastric sleeve treatment includes reduction of the stomach. Therefore, it is an irreversible treatment. If patients are not satisfied with the treatment, they may prefer gastric bypass. This means revision treatment.