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Gastric sleeve surgery—one of several weight loss treatments— is a restrictive procedure, which means patients lose weight by limiting the amount of food they consume.

Gastric sleeve surgery is also known as tube gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is designed to reduce the size of the stomach and help patients lose weight. With a smaller stomach, patients will feel satisfied quicker than they are used to. It should be noted that gastric sleeve surgery is not a cosmetic surgery—and it does not involve removing fatty tissues.

Unlike other weight loss treatments, gastric sleeve does not entail re-routing of the intestines and no change in the ability to absorb calories and nutrients such as iron, vitamin B-12 and calcium.

Most patients report a noticeable decreased in hunger and food craving. The method of weight loss is to decrease in calorie intake.

Weight loss surgeons in Turkey are highly experienced with gastric sleeve procedure backed by a well-trained team who performed on many patients suffering from morbid obesity. Gastric sleeve surgery is often carried on patients who may not qualify for other weight loss treatments. However, it is know to have similar results.

Studies have shown that people who have weight loss surgery are less likely to die from serious illnesses such as heart problems, diabetes or cancer. It is important to think of this surgery as a tool to help you lose weight. It is not an instant fix. You will still need to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. This will help you reach your weight goal and avoid regaining the weight you lose.

Weight loss surgery in Turkey is suitable for people who are severely overweight and who have not been able to lose weight with diet, exercise, or medicine.

Surgery is generally considered when your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher. Surgery may also be an option when your BMI is 35 or higher and you have a life-threatening or disabling problem that is related to your weight.

Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey

The overall cost of weight loss surgery in Turkey is determined by a variety of factors. The type of surgery, the qualifications and expertise of the weight loss doctor and the healthcare facility—are all factors that come into play when setting the cost of surgery. Luckily, Turkey is one of the most affordable weight loss surgery destinations as its all the boxes: an inexpensive treatment alternative, strategic location and favorable exchange currency rate. Patients traveling to Turkey for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey will be able to up 70 percent on their treatment.

Gastric Sleeve Procedure in Turkey

The gastric sleeve is performed via a minimally invasive technique— known as laparoscopy—which allows the surgeon to operate though 6-8 very small abdominal incisions. During the procedure, a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a small tube shaped pouch.

The surgeon will insert a viewing tube contained a small camera and other small surgical tools into the tiny incisions to guide him as he removes a portion of the stomach. The sleeve or tube that is left of the remaining stomach will be stapled to seal it closed.

This method is very beneficial because it results in a short hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars and less pain than traditional bariatric surgery.

According to recent research people who underwent sleeve gastrectomy on average lose more than half of their excess weight. Research has shown that people who have had a sleeve gastrectomy on average lose more than half of their excess weight.

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The benefits of gastric sleeve include reliable weight loss of 50 percent to 70 percent excess body weight. Other additional advantages are :

  • Safe and effective surgery to lose weight
  • Reduces hunger-stimulating hormones in the stomach
  • Digestive track is not altered; hence digestion occurs natural without causing malabsorption
  • No dumping syndrome
  • No foreign medical device, such as a band in the body
  • Less complex procedure compared to other weight loss procedure since the intestines are not rerouted
  • Improves quality of life. All foods can usually be consumed, but in much smaller quantities
  • Rapid and effective weight loss

Good Candidates for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Your eligibility for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is determined by your body mass index (BMI).

  • Patients with presence of an obesity-related illness like diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure—a BMI between 35 and 39 may qualify for a gastric sleeve surgery.
  • Taking height and weight into account, the BMI is a reliable indication of body fat.
  • Patients looking for low maintenance surgery with no band adjustments
  • Patients who wish to avoid potential side effects of a band erosion
  • Individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from having a bypass surgery, or other weight loss surgery, such as anemia, Chron disease 

Gastric Sleeve Recovery

Following gastric sleeve patients may experience some belly pain and need pain medication for the first week, because the incision the weight loss surgeon makes may be sore.

Gastric sleeve is designed to make the stomach smaller; therefore you will get full more quickly when you eat. Food also may empty into the small intestine too quickly. This is known as dumping syndrome. It can cause diarrhea and make you feel faint, shaky or nauseated.

Depending on the gastric sleeve technique—open or laparoscopic—you will have to be careful and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous workout while you are recovering from the surgery. Laparoscopic technique is the most common, which means the recovery time is faster. 

Gastric Sleeve Post-op Diet

Your weight loss surgeon in Turkey will be able to provide you with specific instructions regarding your diet and eating regimen. For the first month following surgery, your stomach can only handle small amounts of soft foods and liquids while you are healing.

It’s importing to try to sip water and stay hydrated throughout the day. You may also notice that your bowl movements are not regular right after the surgery. This is completely normal. Try to avoid constipation and straining with bowel movements.

Bit by bit, you will gradually be able to add solid foods back into your diet. You must be chew food well and you must stop eating when you feel full. This might need some getting used to, because you can feel full after eating small quantities of food.

If you failed to chew your food well—or do not stop eating when you’re full—you may feel discomfort or nausea and may sometimes vomit. If you drink a lot of high calorie liquid, such as soda or fruit juice, you may not lose the weight.

If you continue to overeat, your stomach may stretch. In that case, you will not benefit from the surgery.

It’s advisable to work with a dietitian to plan healthy diet that can give you sufficient protein, vitamins, and minerals while you are in the process of losing weight.

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