Gastric Sleeve for Weight Loss


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Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Definition, Reasons, Candidates, Risks, Procedure, Cost, and more

Many people suffer from obesity, and they’ve tried diets and exercise for years to lose weight, and unfortunately, they still have a lot of overweight. Last few years, Weight-loss Surgeries, or Bariatric Surgery, have become very common in treating overweight problems.

Gastric Sleeve, also known as gastrectomy sleeve or Vertical Sleeve, is one of the most popular weight-loss surgeries.

What is a Gastric Sleeve Surgery? 

It is a surgical procedure that helps people who suffer from obesity to get rid of overweight.

The surgeon performs a gastrectomy sleeve surgery by cutting a part of the stomach and connecting the remaining parts to make a new stomach in the shape of a sleeve, which why we call it that name.

The doctor removes from 75% to 90% of the size of the stomach, which creates a state of satiety quickly and with smaller quantities of food, and therefore you will be able to take smaller quantities than before, which helps to lose weight.
In addition, the doctor removes the part of the stomach that secretes the appetite hormone.

Why is gastrectomy sleeve Surgery done? 

The primary purpose of this surgery is to help you to lose excess weight and to reduce the risk of some diseases associated with obesity,

such as:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes type 2
  • joint pain
  • Stroke

Keep in mind that this process is your last option after you’ve drained all attempts to lose weight by following diet and exercise.

Are You the Right Candidate for stomach sleeve surgery? 

In general, this procedure may be the right choice for you if:

  • Your body mass index score (BMI) is 40 or more 
  • Your body mass index score (BMI) is 35 or more, and you have health problems that may be recovered by losing weight. 
  • You have tried to lose weight by a healthy diet, exercise, and using slimming medicines for more than six months without any response.

It would be best to commit to a special healthy diet after the surgery that fits the new changes in your stomach.

What Are The associated risks with gastrectomy sleeve?

What Are The associated risks with Sleeve Gastrectomy?

As with any other surgical procedure, there are some short term and long-term effects of Gastric Sleeve,

such as:

  • Blood clots in the legs.
  • Lung or breathing problems.
  • Leaks from the stomach.
  • Intense bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia.

Long term effects of this surgery can be:

  • Gastrointestinal occlusion.
  • Herniation.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Low blood sugar.
  • Trouble absorbing nutrients.
  • Vomiting.

Before you rush into considering this surgery, you need to meet your surgeon, who will decide whether it is appropriate for you according to your health.

In some cases, the surgeon may advise another type of weight-loss surgery, depending on the medical condition.

What are The Gastric Sleeve Procedure Steps? 

Before the surgery 

Before you schedule the process, you need to meet your plastic surgeon, who will make some physical examinations, stomach endoscopy, and ask for different lab tests.

The surgeon will check your medical history by asking many questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication.

Furthermore, he or she will explain to you all the risks and the complications associated with the procedure. If you qualify for stomach sleeve surgery, the specialist will give you some instructions on preparing for surgery. It is essential to choose a highly skilled plastic surgeon to achieve the best results and avoid medical mistakes.

At HayatMed, we have the best consultant surgeons in the obesity treatment field. In addition to the excellent medical crew and the hospital, which equipped with advanced technologies. 

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During the surgery 

Before starting the operation, the anesthesiologist will inject you with a general anesthetic, so this will cause you to sleep and not feel any pain.

The surgery will be performed using laparoscopy. The surgeon will make various small incisions in your upper belly. Then he or she will insert a laparoscope and put small surgical tools into these cuts.

Next, the surgeon will pass a tube through your mouth down into the stomach and use a laparoscopic stapler to divide your stomach, leaving a narrow sleeve. Then he or she will remove the larger, curved part of your stomach through the incision.

The last step will be testing for any leaks in the sleeve using an upper endoscopy.
This operation usually takes approximately one to two hours.

gastric sleeve surgery before and after

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After the surgery 

After the process, you will be in a recovery room, where the medical crew will monitor you for any complications.

You will stay at the hospital for one night. So, it would be best to have someone to be with you, or HayatMed will offer someone to stay with you. Click here to get more information.

You will begin a sugar-free liquid diet for a couple of weeks, then start eating pureed foods for two or three weeks, and finally, you can eat regular foods approximately after four weeks of the surgery.

The surgeon will prescribe a multivitamin and a calcium and vitamin D supplement. You’ll need to make periodic medical checkups to observe your health in the first several months after bariatric surgery. 

It is normal to experience changes in your body as a reaction to the quick weight loss in the few months after the gastrectomy sleeve, like dry skin, pain in the body, feeling tired, and temporary hair loss.

Keep in mind that after losing weight, it’s possible to retrieve some of the lost weight. You can avoid this by following a healthy diet and regular exercise.

The average recovery time for the gastric sleeve is approximately two weeks; then, you can back to your work. Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding your return to the daily routine.

Is Gastric Sleeve Procedure Painful? 

The following few days after the surgery, you may feel pain in the incision area. Furthermore, you also may experience neck and shoulder pain after laparoscopic weight loss surgery.

It is normal to experience some discomfort after the process. No worries; the surgeon will prescribe painkillers to keep your pain under control for recovery.

What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery? 

This procedure can provide long-term weight loss. However, the amount of weight loss depends on the change in your lifestyle behavior. You can lose approximately 60 percent, or more, of your weight within two years.

Furthermore, the gastrectomy sleeve process can improve your ability to perform routine daily activities and help you gain a healthy life.

What Should You Do To Maintain The Results of gastrectomy sleeve Surgery For a Lifelong?

Results of Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

This surgery provides you a tool to assist with weight loss. However, it would be best if you committed the necessary changes for long-lasting weight loss and maintenance.

Some of the commitments which you should keep for life:

  • You must take vitamins and supplements regularly.
  • Have a healthy balanced diet.
  • You must do physical exercise at least three times a week.
  • You must meet your doctor periodically to follow up on your health condition.

Imbalanced meals, eating unhealthy food, and lack of exercise may cause regaining the weight you lost. You will need to control your diet and exercise for the lifelong.

What are the Differences Between Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Surgery?

The main difference between these surgeries that the stomach sleeve does not alter the path that takes food through the body.

While gastric bypass process changes the food path from the top of the stomach to a lower part of the small intestines, bypassing an upper portion of the small intestines and the lower stomach entirely.

Furthermore, gastric bypass surgery doesn’t need to remove any part of the stomach, but it takes place by dividing it. 

 Gastric SleeveGastric Bypass
ProcedureRemove Portion
Of the Stomach
Attaching pouch to The intestine
to bypassing the stomach
Used TechiniqueEndoscopyEndoscopy
Full Recovery1-3 weeks2-4 weeks
Pros– lose 60 – 65% extra weight
– Lower expected Complications
– Faster recovery time
– lose 80% extra weight
– faster weight loss
– can be reversed
Cons– less weight loss
– can not be reversed
– slower weight loss
– higher expected complications
– longer recovery time
– dumping syndrome risk
Weight Loss
60-65% extra weightUp to 80% extra weight

Contact the HayatMed team to get more information or read the Gastric Bypass article to better understand this type of bariatric surgery.

How much does a gastric sleeve cost in Turkey? 

Like any other surgery, the cost of this procedure varies depending on several factors like the geographic hospital location, the surgeon’s experience. Noteworthy is that the surgery’s cost in some places may not include all fees, such as aftercare services and anesthesia.

Recently, Istanbul has become the destination for many people from over the world to get medical services. The reasons behind that are the affordable prices there, the highly skilled doctors, and the distinctive medical services.

As a simple comparison of stomach sleeve procedure prices in different places, Gastric Sleeve Surgery costs approximately $ 3,000 to $5,000 in Turkey. While in the USA, it can be between $17,000 and $26,000, and in the UK according to National Health Service (NHS), the price ranges between £8,000 to £10,000

Here, at HayatMed, we provide you with all fully inclusive fee package. This package includes all the services associated with the surgery, such as hospital charges, surgeons and anesthetist’s fees, and aftercare policy. 

With us, be sure that you are in the hands of medical experts who can achieve the results you aspire. Contact us to get the exact cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery, or click here to go back to the other obesity procedures.

Click here to get more information about Gastric bypass surgery or go back to the Obesity Category.

gastric sleeve in turkey frequently asked questions

In general, you can back to work after one week following your procedure. This is at a time in your recovery when you have fewer signs of surgery. Ideally, it would be best if you aimed to go back to work after seven to ten days following your procedure.

The required time for a gastric sleeve in Turkey is usually seven to 10 days. On the first day, you meet our doctor for consultation and the blood test, the second day, you will be for the procedure, stay at the hospital for 2 or 3 nights, and after seven days from the operation, you need to have control.

In Stomach Sleeve surgery, we use general anesthesia. So, you’ll sleep through the procedure. You will stay in the hospital for two or three nights after the operation to avoid any side effects caused by general anesthesia and stay under medical observation.

Most of the side effects of this surgery will fade after the operation in one to three weeks. You can return to work 10-12 days after the operation.

If you decide to undergo a gastric sleeve in Turkey, the following will include in the price:

  • A fee of the surgeon
  • Fee for an anesthesiologist
  • Hospital accommodation fee
  • post-operation medications
  • Transportation
  • Hotel accommodation

The answer, of course, is NO.

When you make a reservation with HayatMed Clinic, we will send a signed contract containing all the previously agreed-upon details. You will not pay any additional costs.

It’s simply YES for most cases, and you can have a second surgery. The patient can repeat the operation several times – it can be from 2 to 3 times.

We will give you general anesthesia to make you more comfortable during the surgery. The surgery itself does not include pain. After the surgery, you might feel unusual discomfort in the early stages of healing.

In most cases, the operation is done under general anesthesia. The process takes about two hours, and you do not need an escort to come with you to Turkey.

Our driver will pick you up to the hotel immediately after the operation. Make sure to get adequate rest after the operation and lie down as much as possible.

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