Gastric sleeve surgery is bariatric surgery for patients who are overweight at the level of morbid obesity. Basically, in this surgery, almost 75% of the stomach is surgically removed. Thus, the amount of food that can be taken in a single meal is significantly reduced. The shape of the stomach is transformed from a large round bag into a thin tube. The purpose of this surgery is to create a feeling of saturation with a small amount of food for the patient as the volume of the stomach becomes smaller. In addition, some hormonal changes that affect the patient's feeling of hunger occur with this surgical method. According to heavy diets and other unhealthy and non-permanent weight loss methods, this method does not change the nutrient absorption disorder or the continuity of the intestinal system.
However, it is essential and necessary to undergo various lifestyle changes, especially eating habits and exercise, following this surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy is recommended for patients suffering from obesity or morbid obesity, as it is such a severe health condition that affects various systems of the body. Patients with a body mass index of 40 and over are considered morbidly obese, and this is a type of medical condition where the patient has accumulated so much body fat that it has a negative effect on the patient’s health, effectively limiting their life expectancy.
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