Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)

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Overview of Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)
Anesthesia
General
Duration
2 Hours
Hospital Stay
2 Nights
Shower
After 2 Days
Work Leave
1 Week
Complete Recovery
2 Weeks
Nutrition
For 4 Weeks
25-35%

Intro to Sleeve Gastrectomy

Rapid and extensive weight loss without exercise or dieting is not a dream anymore! You can achieve this goal simply by undergoing a surgery called sleeve gastrectomy, which has gained noticeable popularity over the past ten years and becomes one of the most performed obesity surgeries in the world.
Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery that limits the amount of food that you can eat by removing a large part of your stomach.
This is a restrictive surgery, but it doesn’t affect the absorption of nutrients. The demand for gastric sleeves is increasing steadily as more influencers and celebrities choose this option to battle obesity.

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Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) makes you feel full after eating a small amount of food, which leads to weight loss in the short and long term. Here are more benefits of this surgery:

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    Lose excess weight by about 60-70% within one year of surgery!
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     Improve your quality of life and prevent obesity-related disorders, such as diabetes and hypertension.
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    Increase your stomach motility and speed up the passage of food through your stomach
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    Get a surgical solution that doesn’t involve rerouting organs or implantation of devices
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    Provide yourself with an initial step toward gastric bypass surgery
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    Enjoy simple and short surgery time and afterward recovery
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    Decrease your hunger sensation and appetite for food
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    Feel like celebrities, such as Mariah Carey and Kelly Osborne, who had chosen gastric sleeves to battle obesity!
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    Candidates for Sleeve Gastrectomy

    You need to meet the following criteria to be a good candidate for this surgery:

    • Very obese or having a BMI of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 or higher with at least one medical condition associated with obesity, such as hypertension or diabetes mellitus
    • Tried nonsurgical weight loss methods, but with no success
    • Don’t have a medical condition that might prevent surgery
    • Have stable mental health

    Preparation for Sleeve Gastrectomy

    To get the best possible outcomes and avoid unwanted complications, it is necessary to find a skilled surgeon or contact a well-known clinic that offers such treatment. Your surgeon may do the following to prepare for the surgery:  
    • Request a variety of lab tests to determine whether gastric sleeve surgery is the best option for you.
    • Instruct you to stop taking certain medications and nutritional supplements in the weeks or days before surgery.
    • Advise you about restrictions on diet. They may also encourage you to lose weight on your own in the months before surgery.
    • Advise you to stop smoking for at least one month before the surgery.
    • Finally, you will need to stop eating and drinking the night before the surgery.
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    Steps of Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Surgeons usually need between 40 and 70 minutes to complete the surgery. They also tend to use a laparoscopic approach, which entails making numerous tiny incisions in your belly to insert a long, thin tube with a small camera and light. The steps of sleeve gastrectomy include:

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    1. Anesthesia

    Your surgeon will put you under general anesthesia to allow you to sleep comfortably during the surgery. They may also connect you to a ventilator to facilitate breathing.

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    2. Partial Removal of Stomach

    Next, your surgeon divides your stomach into two unequal parts and starts removing 80% of the outer part of your stomach.

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    3. Stomach Suturing

    The remaining 20% of your stomach will be sutured to form a banana-shaped organ.

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    4. Incision Closure

    Finally, your surgeon seals the external incisions and sends you to the recovery room for postoperative care.

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    Recovery After Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Often, you can return home after 1-2 nights, but you can start walking after 3-4 hours after surgery. Your recovery may also involve the following:

    • Your surgeon will prescribe painkillers, but the pain is usually mild and most patients don’t need to complete the course of medication.
    • Mostly, you can get back to work after 2-4 weeks, but you may feel fatigued and tired due to low-calorie intake in the first 2 weeks.
    • Your dietitian will provide you with a special diet plan, but usually, you will need to begin eating soft and liquid meals. As weeks go by, you can start eating solid foods, but your meals will be significantly smaller, and you might have to stop drinking with meals.
    • Remember always to chew your food fully before swallowing and avoid high-calorie drinks and snacks.
    • You can resume your exercise activities after 4 weeks of surgery.
    • Your doctor may advise you to take vitamins and other supplements all your life.

    Risks of Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) is a relatively safe procedure, but it still carries some potential risks and side effects, such as:

    • Bleeding from the surgical wound
    • Blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism
    • Gastric leakage
    • Stomach stenosis or obstruction
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Heartburn or acid reflux
    • Vitamin or nutrient deficiency
    • Excess skin on the body

    Difference Between Gastric Sleeve & Gastric Bypass 

    Because they’re similar, you may be confused between gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. Check the following table to learn the main differences between the two procedures:

    Gastric BypassGastric Sleeve

    Goals
    Your surgeon makes your stomach smaller by turning it into a small pouch and bypassing most of it and the first part of your small intestine.Your surgeon removes about 80% of your stomach and sews the remaining part.
    ComplexityTwo-step procedure (more complicated) with longer recovery. One-step procedure (less complicated) with faster recovery.
    ResultsLose up to 80% of your excess body weight at a faster pace.Lose up to 65 % of your excess body weight at a slower pace.
    RisksMore risk of complications, especially malabsorption of nutrients.Lower risk of complications, including dumping syndrome, but can cause acid reflux.
    Anatomical ChangesPossible to be reversed but remains a challenging task.Permanent and can’t be reversed.

    Click here to learn more about gastric bypass.

    How Can International Clinics Help You?

    International Clinics offers special packages for international patients who seek cheap and safe sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) in Turkey. If you are concerned about your weight or seek weight loss solutions, we’re here to help you and answer all your questions.
    Our surgeons and medical personnel have performed thousands of successful gastric sleeve surgeries for women and men from Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
    Use the Contact Us button below to get free medical consultation right now! 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    It is one of the most successful and popular weight-loss surgeries.
    The surgeon reduces the size of the stomach to a quarter of its normal size.

    – Lose excess weight and getting rid of obesity.
    – Prevent cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.
    – Prevent high cholesterol.
    – Treat infertility due to ovarian cysts.
    – Support diabetes treatment.
    – Alleviate joint pain and knee stiffness after losing much weight.

    The duration of the surgery is roughly 45 minutes, but you may need to stay one day in the hospital.

    – Self-confidence and a feeling of wellness without obesity.
    – Losing 40% of the original weight.
    – Maintaining the ideal body weight.
    – Avoiding complications of obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and bone diseases.

    – Eating large amounts of food during the first months after the surgery.
    – Drinking soft drinks.
    – Refusal to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise after the surgery to maintain its results.
    – Refusal to follow up with the doctor.

    Before & After the Surgery

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    Name: Yasmin
    Age: 27
    Nationality: Algeria
    Date: 25-10-2021
    Additional Procedures: None

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    Seamless Treatment Journey

    In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:
    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
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    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
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    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
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    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
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    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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