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Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Work?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery, which is the most applied obesity surgery method in the world, is a stomach reduction procedure. Therefore, it mainly restricts the amount of food and causes weight loss. Although this volume restricting function is at the forefront, it is well known that Gastric Sleeve Surgery creates important hormonal regulations in addition to mechanical restriction.

What is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Tube Stomach) Surgery?

Tube stomach surgery is technically the removal of the large part of the stomach that acts as a depot. Thus, the stomach, which normally has a volume of 1.5-2 liters, consists of converting into a thin tube with a volume of roughly 50-100 ml. The aim is to reduce the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, but there is no intervention in the natural flow of the digestive system to reduce absorption.

How Much Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery is an effective and permanent method of bariatric surgery. You can lose about 75% and more of your excess weight with tube stomach surgery. However, in patients who cannot establish their eating habits, approximately 5% weight gain may occur again in the future.

How is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed?

The abdomen is entered with a thin needle and the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas. A total of 4 trocars (cylindrical instruments attached to the abdominal wall) are entered into the abdomen and the process is started by transferring the image to the screen with the help of a camera. During the operation, the tube placed from the mouth to the stomach is taken as a guide, the stomach is cut upright and 80% of it is removed.