Tube Stomach Surgery is the process of removing 80% of the stomach with the laparoscopic method (closed surgery method) and shaping the stomach into a tube. Compared to other bariatric surgery procedures, the risk of complications and hospital stay are less. By reducing food absorption, the patient is able to lose weight.
Tube Stomach Surgery Eligibility
– Persons with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 kg/m2 and above, without uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure,
– People with a body mass index (BMI) above 30kg/m2 and who have uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure are candidates for surgery.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Age Limit
People over the age of 18 are eligible for surgery, without any upper age limit, if they are eligible after medical evaluation.
Evaluation Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Some additional tests regarding the metabolic status of the patient are also performed. Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery, General Surgery, Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Chest Diseases, Cardiology, Diet and Nutrition Specialist, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Anesthesia and Reanimation are evaluated by specialists.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Risks
Every surgical procedure has risks. When these risks are evaluated for sleeve gastrectomy surgery, the risk of embolism (clot in the lungs or brain), the risk of leakage from the newly formed tube stomach (<1%), infection of surgical wounds (wound site infection), bleeding and the risks of similar abdominal surgeries can be considered in this sleeve gastrectomy. It also applies to surgery.
Nutrition After Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Since the food absorption decreases after sleeve gastrectomy, people’s desire to eat decreases. However, after the surgical procedure, the nutrition program should be continued in the presence of a dietitian and a doctor. It is important to follow the liquid and solid diet program carefully until the end in order not to damage the sutures in the stomach after the surgery.
Private Life After Gastric Sleeve Surgery
It has a positive effect on the sexual life of the person, as it corrects the decrease in libido caused by obesity in male patients and corrects menstrual irregularities caused by obesity in female patients.
Weight Gain After Tube Stomach Surgery
The stomach is an organ with a flexible structure and can regain its own volume. Although it is very difficult to gain weight in the first 2 years after Gastric Sleeve Surgery, if people do not correct their eating disorder and consume high volumes of food after the surgery, they create the risk of gaining weight again.