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What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Why to Get It?

If you are concerned about being obese, the primary thing to do is to check your Body Mass Index (BMI). If it is climbing above 30-35 range, then doctors suggest that you start taking precautionary measure to lose weight. In the perfect world, many consider a BMI of around 25 to be an ideal balance of body and mass. In today’s world, people exert and work out a lot, but with the amount and type of food they consume, obesity has become a widely known issue around the globe.

In the recent past, there have been many procedures introduced in the field of medicine to reduce weight. Such as Lap Band Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, but the one that has gained much popularity and poses the least risk to internal health is the Gastric Sleeve Surgery.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Interestingly enough, through the Gastric Sleeve Procedure, surgeons operate by putting a few small cuts on the stomach part of the body surface. Using these tiny perforations, surgeons make incisions in the body and through the micro camera and surgical utensils remove an essential part of gastric casing leaving a banana-shaped ‘gastric sleeve’ inside the human body.

The sleeve is stapled to form an airtight gastric pouch which is 1/4th of the original size. This gastric sleeve becomes an automated weight loss machine in your body. By helping you ‘crave for less’ it eventually minimizes the amount of food you take in your daily routine resulting in a gradual weight loss from obesity towards an ideal weight body.

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The best and most important feature of this procedure is that there is no physical implant placed in your body. Secondly, the procedure lasts a mere hour, and you are free to go back home within 10 days. The primary reason for keeping patients in the hospital is to monitor and manage their initial body intake for a speedy recovery. The real issue that people have in mind before undergoing this surgery is the financial expense that they need to incur for this procedure. However, there are solutions to the financial aspects as well. Some other general benefits include:

  • Reduction in food cravings
  • Require less food to feel full
  • Loss of excess weight
  • Minimize health risks associated with obesity

Some Health Tips for After the Surgery

Once the gastric sleeve surgery has been performed it is recommended to follow a strict diet to ensure speedy recovery and to avoid the occurrence of side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, dehydration, and vomiting. The diet is as follows:

Week 1: The first week after the procedure you should consume clear liquids only such as water, sugar-free drink mixes, clear broth, and sugar-free Jell-o.

Week 2: The second week is when you can start having thicker liquids and can introduce protein in your body. Examples include Greek yogurt, Cream soups, protein shakes, and apple sauce.

Week 3: During week 3 you will be expected to have only soft foods in the form of purees such as fish, beans, or vegetables blended with water or any other liquid.

Week 4: This is the time when you can start consuming solid foods while chewing slowly and focusing on protein based foods more.

Why Choose FlyHealth?

Choosing the right team of professional is extremely important for the success of this procedure. Turkey is one of the most advanced and reliable places to have these kinds of operations. Fly Health (a Medical Travel Company) can arrange a full surgical trip for you all the way to Turkey and back, where you can get your Gastric Sleeve Procedure done at an ideal price and even with your return Airfare included you would have saved money.

No matter where you are, you can visit their website at and dial one of their local or international numbers to schedule your trip today. Contact us today to have a team of professionals carry out these life-altering procedures.

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