Gastric sleeve surgery, also widely known as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is an obesity surgery which provides restriction in terms of diet and is performed by removing 80% of the stomach and giving it a banana like shape.
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It is the most preferred method in terms of having less risk than other obesity surgery methods and having high comfort of life after surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery is performed by laparoscopically accessing the stomach through 4-5 holes created by small incisions in abdominal region and removing 80% of the stomach. With the decrease in the stomach capacity, meal portions also decrease and rapid loss of weight begins.
Who Can Undergo Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery can be operated on people aged 18 to 65, whose body mass index is 40 kg/m² and above and who cannot reach the demanded weight through diet or exercises.
It can also be performed on people whose body mass index is 35 to 40kg/m² and who has co-morbid diseases such as hypertension, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes due to obesity.
What Are The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
In obese patients, co-morbid diseases such as diabetes, sleep apnea and hypertension which develop due to obesity significantly decrease or disappear completely after the surgical operation.
The risk of developing heart and thoracic diseases and diabetes that may develop due to obesity reduces. Individuals who have not been able to achieve the desired weight loss with diets and exercises can also experience physical and psychological relief.