Excess weight can cause significant problems in an individual’s life. Obesity and being overweight are among the most common health problems. These problems also trigger other secondary health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol levels or cardiovascular diseases. Today, it is possible to lose weight with the help of weight-loss surgeries. 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.
This surgery aims for the patients to lose weight in a controlled way. With this operation, the patients will no longer eat as much as they used to eat. Gastric sleeve surgery 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 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 decrease in hunger and food craving. The method of weight loss with this surgery is to decrease in calorie intake which will result in weight loss. 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 known to have similar results.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Turkey
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. But it is possible to minimize the risks of co-morbidities and enjoy a healthy and long life. 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. The patients need to meet this as well as several other criteria to be a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery.
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. The surgeon will make the final decision after evaluating the test results of the patient.
Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery 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 favourable exchange currency rate. Patients travelling to Turkey for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey will be able to save up 70 per cent on their treatment compared to other countries.
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. The minimally invasive method decreases the risks of open surgery and accelerates the post-op recovery process. During the procedure, a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a small tube-shaped pouch.
The surgeon will insert a viewing tube containing 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. Then, the small incisions will be closed and the operation will be completed.
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
- Faster post-op recovery compared to the other weight loss surgery methods
- Pain and discomfort associated with the surgery are lower than the other weight loss surgery methods
Good Candidates for Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Your eligibility for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is determined by your body mass index (BMI). It is important to note that this surgery might not be suitable for all patient types. Although the operation is minimally invasive and relatively less complicated than the other weight loss surgeries, the surgeon will make the final decision about the gastric sleeve surgery.
- 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
Recovery process of this surgery is relatively easier than the other weight loss operations. However, patients might experience slight discomfort during the first few weeks. At this point, patients need to give themselves time to adjust to their new situation. 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. Your calorie intake will be lower than before. 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. Yet, the dumping syndrome risks for gastric sleeve surgery is low.
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 important to try to sip water and stay hydrated throughout the day. Staying hydrated will help you throughout your recovery process. 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.
Also 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.
In summary, if you are not happy with your weight or fat, you can experience the happiness of getting rid of them in Turkey. Gastric sleeve surgery was carried out and followed by specialist doctors. You can visit the medical team page to review our doctors and see their resumes.
The Flyhealth team is with you to get rid of your weight effectively and safely. Do not hesitate to contact us for your questions and concerns about gastric sleeve surgery. Our consultants will answer all your questions.