Tube Stomach Surgery (Gastric Sleeve)
Performing sleeve gastrectomy operations by doctors trained and experienced in bariatric surgery, who are specialized in this field, seriously prevents complications in the operation. In this respect, it is very important to prefer doctors who are specialized in their field and experienced in bariatric surgery.
What is Tube Stomach Surgery?
A more effective method in the treatment of obesity is sleeve gastrectomy surgery. In patients with a body mass index above 35-40, 80% of the stomach is taken and the stomach is formed into a tube. It is performed laparoscopically using the closed method. Laparoscopy is inserted into the holes opened in the anterior abdominal wall without making a large incision. After the large part of the stomach is removed, the procedure is completed. Although it is a procedure with complications, it is one of the most reliable methods.
What Should Be Considered After Tube Stomach Surgery?
If patients do not pay attention to their nutrition for a long time after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, the lost weight can be regained. Therefore, radical changes in nutrition and lifestyle are required after the operation. After the operation, the patient experiences long-term permanent weight loss. At the same time, significant improvement is observed in weight-related diseases. After the operation, a detailed nutrition program is recommended to the patient. The transition to liquid, soft and solid food after surgery is carried out in a controlled manner. Firstly, clear liquid diet for 2-3 days, liquid diet for the first two weeks, puree diet for the third and fourth weeks, soft solid diet for the fifth and eighth weeks, and normal standard diets for the ninth week and beyond. After the surgery, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for 2 or 3 days. After the necessary examinations and examinations, the patient is discharged in good health..
What are the Complications of Tube Stomach Surgery?
Although it is a safe operation, there are some complications as in all surgeries performed with the laparoscopic method. Some bleeding, wounds or damage to organs, complications such as respiratory distress are present for all operations. At the same time, complications of anastomosis leakage can be seen specific to the operation. These leaks are the most feared situation by patients in sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. The surgeon selected is not experienced, leakage does not occur during and after the operation and / or it is noticed in the early period. It is a complication that can cause serious health problems if not noticed by the surgeon. Complications such as post-thrombolytic syndrome and pulmonary embolism are also more likely to occur. In order to avoid such situations, it is important to follow the recommendations of the specialist doctor.