Who Can Undergo Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery?
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is an operation that can be applied to individuals aged 18 and over after results of evaluations.
When we look at it as, who can undergo sleeve gastrectomy surgery? We can view them in two separate groups.
Group one consists of people who have BMI value of over 35 and in addition to this people who have the following disorders;
- Shortness of Breath
- Sleep Apnoea
- Liver Fattening
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Cardiovascular Diseases
Group two includes individuals who have a BMI value of 40 or over and does not have any of these disorders but have a hard time losing weight with diets and exercise.
However, only body mass index value is not able to determine whether someone is suitable for obesity surgery.
In addition, as in all surgical procedures, evaluations of blood diseases and coagulation problems are also made.
Also, even if a person is ready for the surgery physically, they also need to be ready psychologically.
If a person is going to continue their old unhealthy eating habits after the weight loss surgery, the doctor can refuse to perform the surgery.
Because after this operation, the patient must go through a behavioural change as not to gain weight again after the surgery, even if the surgery was a success.
For this reason, when Dr. Gürhan Güngör is evaluating a patient’s suitability for a stomach reduction surgery he examines these following conditions;
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Collaboration with the dietician
- Cardiological assessments
- Blood examinations
After these evaluations, suitable patients can be operated on, and they can get rid of their excess weight, their co-morbidities and live a healthy life.