Sleeve Gastrectomy is currently the most commonly used surgical procedure in the treatment of obesity. The procedure is recommended for people suffering from severe obesity and those suffering from chronic diseases (e.g. hypertension). The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.
The effectiveness of the procedure is very high and guarantees spectacular effects. Along with the loss of weight also other health problems disappear.
During the surgery, approx. 4/5 of the stomach is excised. The left volume is usually about one hundred and a few dozen millilitres which directly translates to the amount of food consumed by the patient during a meal. A significant effect of the surgery is also a reduction of the sense of hunger by excising the part of the stomach which produces ghrelin, i.e. the “hunger hormone”.
- The following assessments are conducted before a procedure: surgical, cardiological, endocrinology, pulmonological, gastroenterologic, psychological, dietary.
- Examinations performed during the patient’s consultation: biochemical profile, endocrinological profile, gastroscopic tests, abdominal ultrasound, echocardiography, spirometry, chest radiograph.
- If necessary, we conduct further examinations (e.g. computerised tomography (CT), examinations of the upper section of the digestive tract using contrast medium).
- Diagnostics last 1–2 days and are carried out immediately before the procedure. Thanks to this, the patient entering the stage of surgical treatment is the one that has been fully diagnosed, which considerably minimises the risk associated with surgical treatment.