Stomach Reduction – Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastrectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the stomach. This procedure is often preferred for conditions such as stomach cancer, peptic ulcers, or some serious stomach conditions. In addition, gastrectomy is one of the few types of surgery used in obesity surgery.
Partial gastrectomy In this method, for conditions such as stomach cancer or peptic ulcer, the affected stomach part is removed while the remaining part is preserved. Maintaining healthy stomach tissue helps reduce digestive processes and nutrient absorption.
In the total gastrectomy method, the entire stomach is surgically removed. The entire stomach is removed from the upper end of the esophagus to the beginning of the small intestine. In this case, the small intestine is connected directly to the esophagus. Total gastrectomy is used to treat cancerous stomach or resolve some serious stomach conditions.
Since gastrectomy surgery is an important surgical procedure, it is evaluated taking into account factors such as the patient’s general health condition, the severity of the stomach problem and the patient’s medical history.
The postoperative period may vary depending on the patient’s gastrectomy type and general health condition. Patients may make special diet and lifestyle changes in the postoperative period and must follow the instructions given by their doctor in the following period.
Gastrectomy can be an effective treatment method to treat serious stomach conditions and remove cancerous tissue. However, it is important for patients to undergo a detailed evaluation with a surgeon to understand the risks and benefits of surgery and determine appropriate treatment options.
In gastric sleeve reduction, which is a method of obesity surgery, a large part of the stomach is removed, leaving a small stomach in the form of a tube. In this way, the volume of the stomach is reduced, creating the capacity to eat smaller amounts of food and feeling full faster.
Gastric sleeve surgery is often an effective method for losing weight in treating obesity and may also help manage type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and other obesity-related health problems.
Stomach Reduction Surgery
Before the surgery, the patient is usually given general anesthesia, so that he or she is not conscious during the surgery and does not feel any pain or pain.
Stomach reduction is usually performed laparoscopically. This is a minimally invasive type of surgery that involves inserting a thin camera and surgical instruments through several small incisions.
The surgeon separates the stomach from other organs with a special tool to remove about 75 percent of it. The remaining stomach forms a tube-shaped structure.
Seams and Closure
When the stomach reduction procedure is completed, the surgeon stitches the incisions and closes the surgical area and completes the procedure. After gastric sleeve surgery, patients may need to stay in the hospital for a few days and the full recovery process may take several weeks.
Diet and lifestyle changes are important after surgery. Patients should follow special dietary instructions specified by their dietitian or doctor and control the amount of food they eat.
Gastric sleeve surgery can be an effective option for severe cases of obesity, but because every patient is different, it is important for people considering this type of surgical treatment to undergo a detailed evaluation with a bariatric surgeon and determine appropriate treatment options.