In sleeve gastrectomy surgery, we aim to reduce the volume of the stomach (approximately 60-100cc) and to make the patient feel full with very little food. For this purpose, a certain part of the stomach is surgically removed and a tube-shaped stomach (about the size of a banana) is left behind. In addition, since the part of the stomach that secretes the hunger hormone is removed, the patient does not feel hungry.
With sleeve gastrectomy, only the amount of food taken is limited; As the absorption of food continues in the same way, the patient does not need to take vitamins or mineral supplements.
Laparoscopic method is applied in sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. The operation is performed by entering the abdominal cavity through small incisions.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery takes about 2 hours. During this time, the patient is put to sleep with general anesthesia. The remaining tube-shaped stomach is closed with suture tools called staplers, it is not sewn by hand.