Obesity is a current and growing health problem and the number of obese people is increasing at a very high pace. Obesity leads to the development of numerous diseases which further complicate the quality of life and increase treatment costs. Unfortunately, conservative treatment enables to loose a small amount (approximately 5%) of weight and its effects are usually short-term. Sleeve gastrectomy is the simplest and, in many cases, effective technique for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a cutting-edge surgical technique consisting of partial removal of the stomach which leads to reducing its size. The treatment is performed under general anesthesia. As a result, after the treatment, the patient’s body mass becomes significantly reduced, which combined with a proper diet allows effective and rapid loss of weight. The treatment is dedicated primarily to patients with very large excessive weight which cannot be reduced in a traditional manner with the help of a proper diet, exercising, pharmacological agents and conservative treatment. In contrast to gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy does not require placing an artificial element in the abdominal cavity. Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgery consisting of removal of its left side, what automatically causes reduction of the size of the stomach (even up to 30% of its size). As a result, the patient feels satiety even after eating a small portion of food.
Sleeve gastrectomy is performed in our clinic by Dr Józef Donocik in case of patients with significant (morbid) obesity accompanied by chronic diseases such as hypertension or if all earlier weight loss methods and attempts have failed. Prior to the surgery, a medical council decides whether the patient qualifies for the surgery.
In our clinic we perform effective laparoscopic gastric banding treatments from many years. To obtain more information about the treatment performed in our clinic, please contact us.
Warning! In the case of operations carried out for foreign patients require longer (up to 10 -14 days) stay in Poland, for safe and complete withdrawal of all actions associated with the ongoing operation.