The Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Thanks to gastric sleeve surgery, individuals who have obesity and obesity-related health problems regain their health. However, every obesity treatment may not be the real answer for the solution of every individual’s health condition and problem. This shows that every individual whose body mass index is obese or morbidly obese does not mean that they can have every treatment they want.

In this content, we will provide the necessary information for the evaluation of gastric sleeve treatment in terms of pros and cons. You should not forget that your doctor can determine the most appropriate bariatric surgery procedure for your body in line with the examinations performed.

Pros of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

There is no foreign body in the body. Therefore, there is no need for reoperation and removal of the foreign body. It is also more reliable only in terms of infection.

Since the capacity of the stomach is reduced, the individual quickly reaches a feeling of fullness when a small amount of food is consumed. This process is also helped by the hormone Grehlin and the nerve tissues that go from the stomach to the brain. For this reason, we can say that the small stomach also causes the appetite to be closed through hormones.

There is no interference with the natural functioning of the digestive system. In some bariatric surgery techniques, the amount of absorption of the small intestine is reduced or a part of the intestine is bypassed. Such processes that interfere with the digestive system are not present in the gastric sleeve operation. The body continues its natural digestion process.

The operation is performed using the laparoscopy technique. In this way, there will be a smaller surgical scar. It is an operation in which the recovery rate is higher and the risk of infection is minimized.

Individuals achieve their desired weight within 1 year on average. During this time, the stomach gradually reaches a normal size.

The main goal of the operation is to reduce the appetite of the individual, to ensure that he consumes very little food at first, and to gain healthy eating habits as he loses weight. Towards the end of the operation process, the individual reaches a normal stomach capacity and should continue to consume balanced and healthy meals in the next life.

Compared to other bariatric surgery techniques, the duration of hospital stay is shorter in the post-operative period.

After the operation, there is less severe pain compared to other applications. In order to eliminate the pain problem, the individual is given an appropriate dose of painkiller treatment by his doctor. Within a few days, this problem will disappear by itself.

The upper valve of the stomach is not interfered with. In this way, the individual reaches the feeling of satiety faster.

The risk of complications such as ulcers is minimized.

Since absorption is not interfered with, risks such as anemia, vitamin deficiency, mineral deficiency and osteoporosis are much lower. With a controlled diet, the individual can get adequate amounts of micro and macro nutrients.

When deemed necessary, the individual can undergo another bariatric surgery. Gastric sleeve operation does not prevent to receive obesity surgical treatment again.

Cons of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Losing weight is permanent and effective. However, if the individual continues with the wrong eating habits and causes the stomach to expand again by forcing the stomach capacity, there are situations such as weight gain or the failure of the process. However, this issue is entirely in the hands of the individual.

In individuals who have developed a habit against foods high in carbohydrates and bad fats and cannot stop consuming them, the weight loss goal may not be realized or may be less than expected.

It is very important for the individual to have a certain level of awareness for this operation and to fulfill responsibilities about nutrition. This is true for all bariatric surgery techniques. These operations seriously reduce the appetite of the person and help him to consume very little food. However, the individual must always make healthy food choices. Otherwise, the individual cannot lose weight or gain weight again after a while.

Where Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed?

In our clinic in Turkey, we have been helping individuals lose weight and gain a healthy body structure with different bariatric surgery techniques, including gastric sleeve, for many years.

Operations performed by our experienced and professional general surgeons in the operating room environment are performed in Turkey’s most famous and prestigious, fully equipped hospitals.

After contacting us and making your appointment, we make a hotel reservation on your behalf. The staff of the company that we have a contract with, providing VIP vehicle transfer service at the airport, greets you and takes you to your hotel. You have the chance to rest for 1 day at your hotel and you will meet your general surgeon at the hospital the next day.

Then, the necessary examinations are made and your general surgeon checks whether your health status is suitable for gastric sleeve operation. If you are in a suitable structure, your surgery process is planned.

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