What is a gastric sleeve?
Sleeve gastrectomy is an operation method for weight reduction. This surgical technique is used as standard in obesity surgery. A large part of the stomach is surgically removed so that the stomach is reduced by about 90% and takes on a tube-like shape. As a result, the patient becomes full more quickly with less food intake.
The sleeve gastric surgery serves to reduce your stomach by around 80-90%. The stomach reduction is carried out by your specialist surgeon in Turkey under general anesthesia and with the help of the laparoscopic keyhole method. This is a minimally invasive gastric surgery technique in which the abdominal wall is only opened with a few incisions. Afterwards you will not only feel less hungry, your stomach will also be filled much faster, which will positively promote your weight loss.
This method is carried out on patients who have a BMI (body mass index) of over 35 kg / m2. The procedure itself takes about 1 hour using high technology. The patient is treated as an inpatient for 3 nights after the operation. On the 4th day he leaves the clinic and is brought to the Hampton by Hilton. He spends another 4 days there. After the final controls, the return journey to your home country can begin.
Costs and benefits of gastric sleeve surgery
Advantages of a gastric sleeve
In contrast to gastric bypass, the gastric function of the gastric sleeve remains largely unchanged. The intake of food, minerals and vitamins can therefore take place naturally, without additional food supplements.
By removing the hormone ghrelin, patients no longer feel very hungry, which is why weight loss occurs.
Patients with a sleeve stomach are also spared the so-called dumping syndrome.
Since it is a less invasive operation, the risks involved in the operation are also reduced.
Disadvantages of a gastric sleeve
This treatment is irreversible, i.e. the stomach remains in its new shape and cannot be returned to its original shape. It is more sensitive when the food is not sufficiently pre-chewed and when the food is swallowed quickly. The process of feeding should therefore be more controlled and slower.
Another disadvantage is that, despite the gastric reduction surgery, the stomach can stretch if the diet is incorrect. This allows you to gain weight again. It is therefore imperative that you follow the recommendations given when giving nutritional advice.