This bariatric surgery, popularly known as stomach reduction or “Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy” in the literature, is a treatment based on the removal of approximately 80% of the stomach and reducing the gastric capacity by shaping it into a thin tube. The most important result that distinguishes it from other treatments is that it directly affects the hormones that create the feeling of hunger and satiety. There are no risks other than the expected in every intra-abdominal surgery. The complication rate is also very small compared to other methods and the patient is discharged in a much shorter time. With rapid weight loss, different problems that may occur due to weight can be prevented.
Who Can Undergo Sleeve Gastrectomy?
People who have a body mass index of 35 and above, are over 18 years old and have no obstacles for surgical operation can undergo sleeve gastrectomy. Sleeve gastrectomy, which may rarely be necessary for individuals under the age of 18, can be performed with parental consent. Approval is requested from the specialist physicians of the relevant medical department before the surgery of individuals with surgical disability, psychological problems or alcohol addiction.
Diet After Sleeve Gastrectomy
The diet program that will last for a year after the treatment directly affects the success of the surgery. Fatty, sugary and high-calorie foods should be avoided as they will prevent weight loss.
After treatment, healthy eating habits should be developed and low-carbohydrate and high-protein diet should be preferred. The diet program should be updated at regular intervals according to the progress of the patient. The main duty of the patient is to strictly comply with the recommendations of the physician and dietitian. They should increase fluid consumption and chew more. The balance of blood values may also change due to poor nutrition. In this case, vitamin supplements will be recommended by the physician and dietitian.