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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery is an innovative procedure that can help you to lose weight. Struggling with being overweight can be extremely frustrating and emotionally challenging.

It is difficult to stay motivated when with many diets and exercise routines it takes a long time to reach the desired weight. Thankfully, a gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or bariatric sleeve, can be the perfect solution for this problem.

As one of the most commonly performed weight loss surgeries also known as bariatric surgery, you have a lot of choices when it comes to finding a doctor for your gastric sleeve surgery. However, this can quickly become overwhelming. That’s why Sava Clinic is here to help. We’ve created a dedicated page for the treatment, allowing you to find all the information you need, compare prices, and find high-quality doctors at home and abroad.

How Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed?

Gastric sleeve surgery is performed by laparoscopic method. Laparoscopic surgery is a closed surgical technique. As in open surgeries, 10-15 cm incisions are not opened. Instead, a few 0.5 cm holes are made and the camera and treatment tools are sent to the abdomen through these holes. On the one hand, the surgeon monitors the operating area from the high-resolution monitor in front of him, and on the other hand, the treatment is performed. Thanks to this technique, the surgery is more comfortable and safe, and the post-operative process is more painless and faster. In the operation performed under general anesthesia, 80 percent of the stomach is removed with the help of staplers and in the light of the sent tube. The most important point of the surgery is to control the bleeding in the suture line after the stomach is removed. In order to determine whether there is any leakage in the suture line, the stomach is inflated with the help of special dyes. After the controls, the tube sent at the beginning of the surgery is removed and the drainage system is placed.

Who Can Have Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

  • Those between the ages of 18-65 can also have surgery under the age of 18 and over the age of 65, in special cases and if the board decides.
  • Those with a body mass index over 35,
  • Those with a body mass index between 30-35 and additional diseases related to weight (hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, etc.)
  • Those who have tried other treatment methods to lose weight and failed,
  • Those who can handle surgery and anesthesia,
  • They can have Gastric Bypass surgery.

Who Cannot Have Gastric Bypass Surgery?

  • Those with serious and untreated psychiatric illness,
  • Those with substance or alcohol addiction,
  • Patients with severe hormonal disorders,
  • Patients who cannot make the necessary changes in diet and lifestyle after surgery,
  • Those who have a disease that will prevent anesthesia,
  • Cancer patients,
  • Those who are planning a pregnancy within 1 year in the near future,
  • They cannot have gastric bypass and obesity and metabolic surgery.

Post-operative life

The most important point for these operations is that patients should know that a new life is awaiting for them in the postoperative period. Adopting a low carbohydrate-high protein diet by guidance of a nutritionist; eating little and often; properly chewing food; getting multivitamin, calcium and vitamin D supports and adding physical exercises are very important. Since patients may feel full with less food, they have no problem to adopt a new life style in the post-operative period.

Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Safe?

Is there any risk? Every surgery has a complication rate. However, surgeries performed with the laparoscopic method can be considered in the low-intermediate risk group. In gastric sleeve surgery; When we look at the data of the world series, the complication rate is around 1%, that is, it is quite low.

There are basically 2 risks that can be counted. Bleeding and leaks. However, if diagnosed in time, it is a treatable process. Although the rate is very low, other complications that can be counted are embolism, respiratory problems and organ injuries.

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Why Sava Clinic?

Sava Clinic Obesity Center (Bariatric Surgery), our specialists aim to help our patients get rid of excessive fat masses permanently, have a healthy body mass index and maintain a healthy life. To that end, a treatment program is created for each patient presenting to our center with a multidisciplinary approach with the participation of endocrinologists, psychiatrics, dieticians and specialists from other related disciplines. Treatment plan that is started before surgery is supported with a meticulous follow-up system after the procedure by evaluating the patient’s psychological status, lifestyle and habits.

Sava Clinic Obesity Center (Bariatric Surgery), we definitely share all recommended treatment practices with our patients after multidisciplinary evaluations tailored for each patient. We ensure participation of our patients in entire process so that the outcomes can be long lasting and complications can be prevented as much as possible with our patient-oriented treatment approach.

Especially for bariatric surgeries, clinical experience is one of the most critical factors in success of treatments. Thanks to our specialists’ experience of more than 25 years gained at centers in Turkey, USA and Europe and our center’s top level quality approach for services, Sava Clinic  Obesity Center (Bariatric Surgery) is referred as a reference center in not only our country but also international arena with its success in treatments. Most importantly, patients who have undergone surgery or have problems related to surgery are referred to our center for revision surgeries or endoscopic therapies

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How many days does the risk of leakage last in gastric sleeve surgery?

  Postoperative leaks are most common in the first 5-7 days. It is seen between days and days and is very rare after the 10thday. For this reason, the first week after sleeve gastrectomy is very important.

When can I do sports after tube stomach surgery?

  If a good result is desired after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, it is essential to act. It is important to take a walk every day after surgery. It is recommended to go to the gym after 4-6 weeks.

When can I start eating after the surgery ?

  You can start consume clear liquid foods the 2nd day after the surgery. It will be water, meat/bone/chicken/vegatable broths and compote. You can also drink your protein shakes, probiotic drinks and 1 cup of decaf or tea during the day.  

When I can start to smoke?

  Smooking like all tobaccos and drugs delays cell regeneration and these are bad for your heart and lungs. With your new life after the surgery I recommend you to give up smoking and have healthier life. Apart from these you can start smoking amonth after the surgery.

What is Gastric Sleeve?

  Gastric Sleeve surgery is an operation performed by removing the most part of the stomach. Approximately 80% of the entire stomach is removed.