Gastric sleeve surgery is a type of bariatric procedure offered Starlet Clinic that involves the removal of approximately 80% of the stomach. The weight loss achieved through this surgery is due to a combination of factors, including a significant reduction in stomach volume that leads to less food intake and, consequently, fewer calories. However, the primary effect of this surgery is not simply the restriction of food intake but also the changes it creates in the hormones that regulate hunger, fullness, and blood glucose levels.
In terms of short-term results, gastric sleeve surgery is an important surgical procedure offered Starlet Clinic for both weight loss and the complete treatment or recovery from metabolic disorders, such as diabetes. Like gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery has metabolic effects that are independent of weight loss. Shortly after the surgery, high blood glucose levels are reduced to normal, and diabetic drugs or insulin are partially or entirely discontinued, even before weight loss begins. Furthermore, gastric sleeve surgery has fewer complications compared to gastric bypass surgery. This type of surgery is favored Starlet Clinic as it is a restrictive surgery that ensures the loss of 50-60% of body weight soon after the operation. Additionally, it does not require a change in the food passage route in the gastrointestinal system, shortens the hospitalization period, and has a positive effect on hormones that regulate hunger, fullness, and blood glucose levels.
Who Can Have Gastric Sleeve?
Individuals with a BMI of more than 35, without diabetes, and not addicted to sugary foods, alcohol, or acidic beverages can have gastric sleeve surgery.
Most people stay in the hospital for 2-3 days after gastric sleeve surgery and return to normal activities within 3-5 weeks. This can also be considered as the healing time of incisions.
Gastric Sleeve has a success rate of 90%.