Gastric Sleeve Revision
Everything You Need to Know About Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery in Turkey
If you have recently undergone sleeve gastrectomy and have not lost weight or even gained weight after that, sleeve gastric revision may be a suitable solution for you. During your consultation, your doctor will determine whether you are the right candidate for a revision procedure. Your doctor may consider one of three options for your gastric sleeve surgery based on your doctor's evaluations. These options are;
– Gastric bypass
The gastric bypass option consists of 2 parts:
1. The upper portion of the stomach is separated from the lower part, leaving a smaller "gastric pouch" attached to the esophagus.
2. The intestines are rearranged.
Unlike the duodenal switch procedure, the gallbladder is not removed, and more digestive juices are maintained
– Duodenal switch
Duodenal switch option consists of 3 parts:
1. Ensuring that the stomach is the right size
2. Rearrangement of the intestines
3. Gallbladder removal
"Re-sleeve," also known as performing another gastric sleeve surgery, is an option for patients with inadequate weight loss or weight regain due to the smaller sleeve stomach stretching out. If you don't change your behavior or eating habits, your stomach could stretch out again, which is the re-Sleeve's main downside.
It would be best if you also discussed which revision technique would be more appropriate with your doctor.
Who Can Get a Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery?
If you are considering getting gastric sleeve revision surgery and meet these criteria, you can undergo this procedure:
• If you had complications from the gastric sleeve surgery
• If you fail to lose weight
• If you regained weight after initial weight loss
• If you intolerable side effects, such as malnutrition
Step by Step Guide to Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery
Before the Surgery
To have fewer complications and to get higher weight loss results after the surgery, safe and proper preparation for the procedure is recommended.
Before surgery, you should eat a lot of protein to compensate your body for its needs after surgery, as you will lose weight fast. Also, it is recommended you take multivitamins. Your doctors will be able to offer you specific dietary recommendations according to your individual needs. The night before the procedure, you may need to fast from midnight to have an open gastrointestinal tract.
You may also have a dietician and upper gastrointestinal evaluations to measure you are prepared and suitable for the surgery. Several standard tests like blood work, EKG, and x-ray are also likely to be required from you.
After the Surgery
As after your first procedure, your diet will mostly consist of clear liquids such as juices. Soon you will gradually move from liquids to solid foods.
High protein and a healthy diet are generally recommended after surgery. Don't forget that our ultimate goal is to lose weight.
In the first week after surgery, you need to have someone assist you in your daily activities, as you should avoid sudden effort or strain after your surgery. After the surgery, you will need four to six weeks for recovering.