Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is the surgical process of turning the stomach into a tube (tube). By surgery, a large part of the stomach is removed from the body and turned into a system that continues with the esophagus and intestines. The stomach turns into a tube shape.
Gastric bypass surgery is the most widely used method among bariatric surgery procedures.
Gastric Bypass surgery aims to provide weight loss by reducing the stomach capacity and deactivating a certain part of the small intestines.
We wanted to compare these two surgeries and inform you.
The place of your organs is not changed by Sleeve Gastrectomy (Tube Stomach) surgery. Only your stomach capacity is reduced. Sleeve gastrectomy is technically an easier operation. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are also less common than gastric bypass; It has a similar effect on weight loss and relief from co-morbidities such as blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and five years later, compared to gastric bypass.
Although the risk of regaining weight after sleeve gastrectomy surgery in the long term is slightly higher than bypass methods, you do not know how successful this surgery will be for whom. When the motivation provided by effective weight loss after the surgery is combined with the right lifestyle changes, it can achieve success far beyond expectations.
After gastric bypass surgery, internal herniation can be seen, which can be life-threatening and cause intestinal obstruction. In addition, ulcers that cause bleeding or perforation at the junction of the stomach and intestines and dumping syndrome can be seen.
After gastric bypass surgery, revision (2nd Surgery) options are limited and really difficult. However, all kinds of surgery can be performed, including gastric reduction surgery, for patients who need reoperation in the future after sleeve gastrectomy surgery. This is actually a very important advantage even on its own.
Those who oppose sleeve gastrectomy argue that this surgery does not have a high rate of eliminating diabetes, and that long-term weight gain is high. As it is known, Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery emerged as the first stage of "duodenal switch" surgery. These people ignore that other methods can be easily applied in case of weight gain and diabetes in the future. Therefore, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery is an advantageous choice with a good risk-benefit ratio for most patients, except in certain circumstances.