Gastric Sleeve Surgery
|Average length of stay||1 week|
|Length of stay in hospital||4 nights|
|Operation duration||1-3 hours|
|Recovery duration||10 days|
Detailed Guide to Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey
Gastric Sleeve, or Vertical Gastric Sleeve (VSG) surgery is done laparoscopically to shrink your stomach's size and in which surgery in which portion of the stomach is removed causing hunger to be decreased where the weight loss becomes possible. Surgeons can do it through small cuts via a laparoscopic method, which has a quicker recovery time than open surgeries. Patients can expect up to 70 percent of weight reduction after the gastric sleeve surgery.
The surgery aims to reduce the stomach's remaining size and resect the fundus, which is the part of the stomach possibly involved in the hunger response. The gastric sleeve surgery takes around 1 to 3 hours, and the patient will have to stay in the hospital for at least 3 days.
The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery can be performed to help you lose weight and reduce your risk of weight-related health problems, including other chronic diseases, such as:
• Heart disease,
• High blood pressure,
• High cholesterol,
• Obstructive sleep apnea,
• Type 2 diabetes,
Who Can Get a Gastric Sleeve Surgery
If you are considering getting gastric balloon surgery and meet these criteria, you can undergo this procedure:
• If your body mass index (BMI) is 35 or higher,
• If you have a serious health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, severe sleep apnea, or any weight-related health problems,
• If you are committed to making lifestyle changes to lose weight.
If you are considering getting gastric sleeve surgery, you should need to change your lifestyle. You will need to follow long-term plans, including lifestyle, daily habits, monitoring nutrition and health, exercise. You cannot expect a miracle after the Gastric Sleeve surgery; you will need to commit to your diet and healthy living.
Step by Step Guide to Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery completely divides the stomach into two pieces. The resected stomach is placed in a specimen bag and then extracted through the trocar site. The remaining portion of your stomach would be the size and shape of a banana. The port sites are then closed with non-absorbable sutures to prevent port site hernia.
For a detailed guide, please visit our guideline before getting ready for the Gastric Sleeve surgery: weight-loss-surgery-guideline
Post-op Gastric Sleeve Diet
After gastric sleeve surgery, you must follow a strict diet that gives your body the chance to recover and adjust to a smaller stomach. We will provide you with a thorough diet list and a guideline for you to follow after the surgery.
What is the Difference Between Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Gastric Bypass Surgery?
The main difference between gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery is that gastric bypass surgery bypasses a part of the digestive system while gastric sleeve surgery does not.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey is carried out by surgically removing the side part of the stomach — while the small tube is used for storing food.
But, it doesn't bypass the intestines. However, in Gastric Bypass surgery in Turkey, the stomach's size is also reduced.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Recovery and Outcome
The recovery period after sleeve gastrectomy is 2 to 8 weeks. Of course, this period will occur if you follow your doctor's post-surgery instructions.
After your gastric sleeve surgery, you may experience some discomfort that can last for several days, which is expected as you underwent surgery. You may feel some tenderness and pain around the incisions and a general tenderness in the stomach.
Our doctor will prescribe you some medication to relieve the pain and help alleviate discomfort.
Also, it is essential for bariatric surgery patients to understand dumping syndrome symptoms — a condition occurring after a weight loss surgery — which can cause nausea, vomiting, faintness, and diarrhea. You need to take good care of yourself and follow your doctor's instructions.
You need to realize that your energy level may drop for a while after gastric sleeve surgery. This can happen mainly because your body is consuming a lot of its energy and resources to heal. Since your body is trying to adjust to the new diet, you may feel tired at first, but you will feel better once you adapted to the recent dietary changes.
How Much Does Gastric Sleeve Cost in Turkey?
With its strong healthcare system, Turkey is one of the top countries for medical tourism. Therefore, Turkey is a convenient destination for weight loss surgery if you think that you are considering having surgery and gastric sleeve surgery abroad.
You can leave your phone number to us on our website, and the Medco HealthCo team will get in touch with you to draw up a free treatment plan and cost estimate.