What to Know About
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most popular surgical procedures performed worldwide. Gastric sleeve surgery is the surgical procedure of turning the stomach into a tube. Almost all organs of the digestive system are tubular. The stomach, which is an exception in this system, is in the form of a pouch so that it can take more food and store it. Eighty percent of the stomach is cut and removed with gastric sleeve surgery. Thus, the food intake of the stomach is restricted. In this process, no foreign objects are placed in the stomach.
Reducing the volume of the stomach is not the only effect of gastric sleeve surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery also affects the hunger hormone secreted from the stomach, while the stomach is reduced to a tube shape. As the craving for food decreases, the brain feels less hungry. In other words, sleeve gastrectomy surgery creates not only a mechanical effect but also a hormonal effect.
Gastric sleeve surgery is suitable for
- People who are extremely obese (i.e. those with a Body Mass Index over 40 kg/m²),
- People with a body mass index between 35-40 and suffer from hypertension, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, etc.
Gastric sleeve surgery is applied to people between the ages of 18-65, but the Body Mass Index determined by the World Health Organization must be 35 and above in terms of suitability for surgery. Physician decisions and parental approval are obligatory for people who have these values but are under the age of 18. For people over the age of 65, the necessity of the surgery and the health status of the person is taken into consideration.
Gastric sleeve surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It is almost always performed by laparoscopic methods. It can be done by opening a single incision or even with a robot, depending on the surgeon and patient’s preference. Since the incisions are small, they do not cause aesthetic problems.
In order not to make the stomach too small during the surgery, a calibration tube is placed at the gastric inlet with the diameter of the esophagus. Thanks to this tube, the stomach shrinks as if it is a continuation of the esophagus, and excessive stenosis is prevented. After taking precautions regarding vascularization and bleeding, the stomach is cut longitudinally with special cutting and closing tools. At the end of the procedure, the calibration tube placed at the beginning of the operation is removed. It is tested whether there is any leakage during and after the operation.
The recovery process after gastric sleeve surgery has shortened considerably thanks to the developing surgical techniques. Patients who have undergone closed sleeve gastrectomy are discharged from the hospital after 2-3 days. You can start driving one week after the surgery and continue doing your routine work two weeks later.
After gastric sleeve surgery, a period of 4-6 weeks is required for complete healing and closure of wounds. In patients who comply with the nutritional requirements and do not violate the prohibitions by our doctors, there will be no problem in the healing process.
With gastric sleeve surgery, it is possible to get rid of 60% of your excess weight in the 5 years after the operation. Gastric sleeve surgery is as effective as a bypass for weight loss. Studies have shown that cases of weight regain are rare in the period following sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Close follow-up of the patient is of great importance to prevent weight gain again.
How much is a gastric sleeve turkey?
Gastric sleeve surgery prices vary according to various factors such as the technique applied and the patient’s additional diseases. You can choose Clinic Evoy for protecting your health, getting quality service, and successful sleeve gastrectomy surgery. You can contact us via our contact form to get information about sleeve gastrectomy surgery prices.
Turkey is one of the most preferred countries in the field of health tourism. Turkey, which is heavily preferred for aesthetic surgeries, provides advantages for patients in many ways. The low quality of public hospitals and the very expensive private hospitals in many countries are among the most important reasons why people from all over the world prefer Turkey for plastic surgery. Turkey has both cheaper and better quality hospitals and clinics. Izmir is the best place to have gastric sleeve surgery.
In addition, the following factors are among the reasons why Turkey is preferred for surgery.
- Level of success and experience of surgeons
- Affordable treatment costs
- Quality and all-inclusive hospitals
- VIP transfers
- Turkey’s stunning beauty
- Holiday opportunities in Turkey
- Translation services
- Accommodation, meals, and other facilities.
- All inclusive packages
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