Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Cost Many people suffer from their heavy body weight. Often physical complaints get in and even the health suffers extremely from the much too high weight. Starting with cardiovascular diseases, knee, hip and back problems, diabetes (diabetes), nocturnal breathing stops (apneas) or severe snoring. If this limit is already exceeded, i.e. that the body is so enormously affected, experts also speak of obesity. This corresponds to a body mass index (BMI) of 40 and more (40 kg/m2). But not only that such obesity is reflected in physical health, the psyche often suffers as well. Many no longer dare to take part in “normal everyday life”, and even the seating options on public transport are limited. In addition, one is excluded by society, which leads to problems in the workplace. All of this represents a recurring spiral for the affected person which causes you to fall back into old patterns, even if you have already focused on a change in diet and lifestyle. We at Aesthetic Travel in Antalya are happy that you have decided to change something in your life! We are glad to offer you various treatment methods in the form of stomach surgery, so that you can gradually reduce your weight in parallel to a broad therapy program. Interested? – Let our team advise you comprehensively!

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Your Sleeve Gastrectomy in Turkey

A sleeve gastrectomy operation (sleeve resection or sleeve operation) is a restrictive stomach operation in which a part of the organ is completely removed. This means that the specialist surgeon reduces the stomach by about 80-90%, leaving a tube-shaped stomach with a capacity of about 2-3 cm. This corresponds to a new stomach volume of 85-150 ml. In comparison, a naturally unchanged stomach usually holds 2-3 litres. Gastric Sleeve Turkey Cost

How is the sleeve gastrectomy surgery performed?

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is a minimally invasive gastric surgery technique performed laparoscopically – i.e. using the keyhole method – under general anesthesia by your specialist surgeon. The duration of the hospital stay in Turkey is about 5-7 days.

How can a sleeve gastrectomy contribute to weight reduction?

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is one of the so-called “metabolic surgerys” in Turkey. This is especially due to the fact that the surgeon removes the large gastric engraving in which the gastrointestinal hormones, such as the hunger hormone ghrelin, are formed during the actual reduction of the stomach. This means that the appetite is also curbed in parallel to the reduction of the stomach volume. Another advantage of the sleeve gastrectomy is that neither a foreign body (such as a gastric band) nor a change in the gastric inlet or gastric outlet must take place. Thus, the natural function of the stomach remains available which allows the patient to consume all foods without restrictions after only a few weeks after the surgical procedure. Furthermore, studies show that the sleeve gastrectomy as a restrictive gastric surgery as such can lead to significant improvements in metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

How is gastrointestinal surgery related to other obesity therapies?

The sleeve gastrectomy is often only one component of obesity therapy. This is due in particular to the fact that the sleeve gastrectomy is very efficient, especially in severely overweight patients, but is usually classified as inadequate when eating habits remain poor. The main drawbacks are foods with a high sugar content and beverages! If this is the case in a patient, a so-called gastric bypass (maloperative procedures) is often considered in a further step.

Gastric Sleeve – At a glance
  • Duration of Procedure

    1 Hour

  • Hospital Stay

    4 Days

  • Recovery Time

    2 Days

  • Cost

    3,690€

What's a sleeve gastrectomy?

In a sleeve gastrectomy operation, the stomach is reduced so that it only receives the volume size of a small banana. This leads to the fact that the stomach is already filled after small amounts of food and thus, a fast satiation feeling arises. In addition, hormonal processes are triggered, which ensure that appetite is reduced.

How is the operation carried out?

Even before the actual operation, some preliminary examinations must be carried out to ensure that no inflammations or tumours are present. Liver, pancreas and gall bladder must also be examined. For particularly overweight patients with a BMI over 40, a high-protein liquid phase is recommended, which starts 10 to 14 days before the gizzard operation. During this time, only liquid and protein-rich foods may be consumed in order to achieve a reduction in fatty liver. The procedure itself is performed under general anesthesia and takes about one hour. It is a keyhole operation. This means that several skin incisions of about two centimetres in size are made in the abdominal wall through which the camera and instruments are inserted. With a so-called stapling device, the majority of the stomach is cut off and the resulting suture is sealed at the same time. You must expect to stay in hospital for three to four days for a follow-up checkup.

Who is this procedure suitable for?

The operation is suitable for patients with a BMI over 40. If you also suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, the gastro-intestinal operation makes sense from a BMI of 35. However, they can only undergo the procedure if all non-operative measures, such as exercise training or nutritional advice, have not been sufficiently successful for six to twelve months. Patients whose overweight results mainly from eating too many high-calorie foods, such as sweets or alcoholic beverages, are unsuitable for this procedure.

How successful is the weight loss?

Long-term results are not yet available for the tube stomach technique. However, it can already be observed that the chances of success are very high. You can lose between 33 and 83 percent of your excess weight.

Are there risks or side effects?

After a sleeve gastrectomy operation, the intestine can no longer absorb enough vitamin B12, so it is necessary to supply this vitamin artificially. The risk factors are very low compared to other comparable operations. Temporary disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract or adhesions of the organs in the abdomen can occur. The risks associated with the procedure depend very much on the patient’s state of health.

Which accompanying measures must I observe?

Although the sleeve gastrectomy is a very effective aid, you still need to change your lifestyle and your diet permanently. It is always advisable to seek nutritional advice. In the first one to two weeks after the operation you may only eat liquid or liquid food. In the long term, any food that is divided into five to seven small meals a day is basically allowed again.

Are there any extra costs for me?

Thanks to the all-inclusive prices offered by Aesthetic Travel, you will not incur any additional costs.

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