Bariatric Surgery

Surgery to shrink the stomach should be performed only on the recommendation of the doctor, for people suffering from obesity and if diets or other ways to lose weight have not had the desired results. The most effective medical interventions for obesity surgery or bariatric surgery are longitudinal gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Bypass and gastric banding (Gastric Banding).


Stomach reduction surgery, also known as longitudinal gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve, is the most widely used procedure in obesity surgery. This operation removes about 80% of the stomach, corresponding to the great curve, the area where the hunger centers are and where the appetite hormone called "ghrelin" is secreted. It is a laparoscopic operation.

After the operation, only a tube with a volume between 80 and 100 ml will remain, the purpose being to reduce the appetite and the amount of food ingested and to induce the feeling of satiety much faster.

Excess weight can be reduced by up to 70% in the first year after surgery, and hospitalization lasts 48-72 hours.

After the operation, it is necessary to check periodically at 3, 6 or 12 months, to monitor weight loss and correct any imbalances in the amounts of vitamins that may occur.

Following the stomach reduction operation, there are multiple benefits that will help increase patients' well-being and alleviate associated health problems. We will list some benefits of this operation:

● Significant weight loss - Depending on the type of surgery, the reduction in excess weight can vary between 40% and 60% in the first year after surgery and can reach up to 80% in the next five years. In the first month after surgery you can lose between 7 and 12 kg, and in the following months you lose an average of 5 - 8 kg per month. At the same time, there may be periods of stagnation. By adjusting the food intake, these periods will be followed again by weight loss.

● Reducing the risk of serious illness or improving health - conditions associated with obesity, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease can be prevented or improved after surgery, which means that, in addition to weight loss, your health will be significantly improved.

After the stomach reduction operation, it is recommended to keep a special diet.

The purpose of the diet after a stomach reduction is for the stomach to have time to heal, and to adapt to the new diet and the small amounts of food that will be consumed.

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