What is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy? Who should do it?

You have heard a lot about this surgery. Come and read the experience of someone who already had this surgery.

What is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy? Who should do it?
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

First, let's look at what this surgery is.

They shrink stomach capacity by 75-80% vertically. You get a feeling of satiety by decreasing the Ghrelin hormone that causes hunger and eating more by 85-90%. Thus, it provides a balanced and satisfying weight loss. It is called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after the stomach looks like a tube after surgery.



Who should do Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?


The most active ingredient for this surgery is body mass index 35 or above. You should not have any heart and respiratory diseases. A mini check-up is made for the suitability of the candidates for surgery. Before surgery, the bariatric dietitian is checked. Operations such as blood values (hemogram), pulmonary function test are applied and the operation is decided based on the results.


How much weight is lost after tube stomach surgery?

After the operation, 65-80% weight loss can be achieved in 1 year in patients who eat healthily and do their regular exercises.


Is there pain after tube stomach surgery?
It is normal to observe mild and moderate pain for the first 6-8 hours after the operation; however, pain is minimal in laparoscopic procedures.


When can I get back to work after tube stomach surgery?
We recommend resting at home for an average of 10 days after surgery. You can start your desk work in about 10 days. For jobs that require physical activity, you can start after 2-3 weeks.


How is alcohol and cigarette consumption after tube stomach?
In fact, we recommend that you quit while you have the opportunity, and those who cannot, are not recommended to smoke for the first 1 month after surgery and alcohol consumption for the first 6 months.



What happens after doing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?



At the first month of surgery

This month is called the clear fluid period. You get foods such as copious consumption, chicken broth, broth (completely liquid), kefir. Of course, you also have protein powders and some medicines.


2-3 months...
This month is the mash period. Now, we leave only the nutrients in liquid form that you are tired of constantly drinking. In addition to liquid foods, pureed foods are being consumed. During this period, foods such as mashed potatoes are not consumed because of the high carbohydrate it contains. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, spinach, celery and artichoke purees can be preferred. In order to increase the amount of protein, minced meat and chicken (provided that they are pureed) can be added to the vegetable purees consumed. We eat a total of 5 meals. We do not drink or consume liquids for the first 30 minutes before and after eating.


3-6 months...
Yes, we switched to our normal foods. But let's not spoil immediately. Let's not fill our order with snacks instead of eating the vitamins and proteins we need. We should be careful to eat lots of protein foods in these months. We consume a total of 4 meals in the form of three snacks. We make our food preferences for foods rich in protein. As we always do, we do not drink water or consume liquids for the first and last 30 minutes.