Sleeve gastrectomy, or stomach reduction surgery, is generally applied when excessive weight which cannot be lost with diet and sports gives a serious difficulty to the person. Sometimes genetic factors are important. Generally, approximately 70 % of the stomach is taken out in patients to whom we apply laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The remaining part is left in a tube shape and the Gharelin hormone secreting part is removed in the part which is removed. Thus, excess appetite is eliminated.
As a result, because there is no more over-feeding, feeling full is achieved with a small amount of nutrition. Thus, the body starts to lose weight because it feeds on less than it consumes. Very fast weight loss is seen in the first 4-6 month period. The reason for this is that it is very difficult to move the extra weight in the body and it requires a lot of energy. In this period, because the body needs a lot more energy due to a small amount of nutrition, this energy is supplied by the body. Therefore, it starts to lose weight fast.
In the following period, because the body starts to lose weight with normal nutrition, it needs less energy in daily activities. Thus, the amount of weight loss continues by decreasing every month.
After about 1 year, when food consisting of daily nutrients are taken and the normal life continues, the excessive weights are brought to a level which can be considered almost none.
The important thing is that you continue your life without feeling hungry and overfeeding with the support of our doctor and dietician. You can accelerate weight loss with light sports and walking. So the body will stay tighter and younger.
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