Sleeve Gastrectomy

Tüp MideThis is one of the most common methods used for obesity surgery in our hospitals, since it is easy to practice and leads to less complications although it is as effective as other complicated surgical methods. In this method, 80 to 90% of stomach is removed and transformed into a form of tube. This surgery lasts one to two hours and is performed with closed method. Hospital stay is two to three days. Patients can start consuming normal foods after they eat liquid foods for two weeks and soft foods for the subsequent two weeks after the surgery. Vitamin supplements may be required. It is assumed that ‘ghrelin' hormone secreted in gastric fundus is responsible for gaining weight. This hormone regulates the hunger. In this surgical method, fundus of stomach is totally excised and this helps diminishing appetite and losing weight.

Following this surgery, patients lose about 80% of excessive weight within 6 months-1 year. Conditions arising out of abnormal weight, such as sleep apnea and diabetes, disappear within one year. Patients should chew well and eat foods in small amounts after the surgery. Exercise should not be ignored. Calorie-Liquid foods rich in calorie, such as honey and ice cream, should not be eaten in high amounts to avoid weight gain rebound.