WHAT IS TUBE STOMACH (SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY) SURGERY?
Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is the surgical process of turning the stomach into a tube (tube). Tube stomach surgery is a surgery in which a large part of the stomach is irreversibly removed by surgery, making it a system that continues with the esophagus and intestines. A tube or other foreign body is not placed in the stomach. Since the shape of the stomach resembles a tube shape, it is called tube stomach surgery.
The only effect of sleeve gastrectomy is not on reducing the volume of the stomach. While the stomach is reduced and shaped into a tube, it also has a serious effect on the hunger hormone secreted from the stomach. The desire for food decreases, the brain feels less hungry, so sleeve gastrectomy surgery creates not only a mechanical effect, but also a hormonal effect.