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What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery 


The Gastric Sleeve Surgery (or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) is one of several types of bariatric surgery options, that is planned in the treatment of morbid obesity and its co-morbidities. Obesity is associated with reduced quality-of-life, losing a significant amount of excess weight can improve life quality and make it easier to perform many daily activities.


Gastric sleeve surgery is performed by removing 85-90% of the stomach, and leaving a portion in the form of a pouch which looks like a sleeve or tube. That’s the reason the procedure is also known as “sleeve surgery”, “bariatric sleeve” or “stomach sleeve”. 


The other important benefit of weight loss is the lower risk of obesity-related health conditions. Studies shows that gastric sleeve surgery lead to resolution or improvement on the co-morbidities of obesity, such as; 


  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Hyperlipidemia (High cholesterol)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • PCOS
  • İnfertility
  • Low testosterone
  • Asthma
  • Depression and other psychosocial problems
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Gout


Gastric Sleeve Surgery Process… 


Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery, it’s recommended to start a physical activity program. There will be restrictions on eating and drinking and which medications you can take. The individuals must avoid and quit any tobacco use.


During the procedure: How Gastric Sleeve Surgery is done?


Gastric sleeve surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, performed under general anesthesia. Surgery usually takes one to two hours.


Gastric sleeve surgery is typically performed laparoscopically. The surgery entails four or five small incisions in the individuals upper abdomen. Through these incisions a small camera called a laparoscope to survey the abdomen will be inserted. The aim is to divide the stomach into two unequal parts. The surgeon will cut off about 80 percent of the stomach and leave a banana-shaped pouch.


After surgery, the individual will taken to a recovery room, where medical staff monitors you for any complications. Gastric sleeve surgery requires one night stay at the hospital. 


After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


After Gastric sleeve surgery, the individual will taken to a recovery room, where medical staff monitors you for any complications. The surgery requires one night stay at the hospital. In the first week after Gastric sleeve surgery, the individuals will go under a special diet which starts with liquid diet (with sugar-free, noncarbonated). Starting from the 2nd week the diet will continue with pureed foods for three weeks. It takes a month to go back to regular foods. 


As the biggest part of the stomack has gone, the individuals will need some extra supplements like multivitamins,  calcium and vitamin B-12 injection for life.


Top 3 Reasons Why You Must Choose Turkey For Gastric Sleeve Surgery


1- Of the many countries offering medical travel, Turkey is among the best for any European country, U.S. and Canadian individuals because: Costs of Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey is often much lower than costs in the Europe, U.S. or Canada.  


2- Turkey’s proximity to the Asia and European countries (thanks to it’s strategic location that bridges both continent) makes it a prime destination for medical tourism – particularly Gastric Sleeve Surgery, allowing patients to receive outstanding care at a fraction of the cost of bariatric surgery in Turkey.


3- Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most serious and difficult bariatric surgeries that needs experience. Turkish health care service is one of the world’s most advanced. In Turkey, you can get the high quality treatment in the fully equipped hospitals from the most experienced surgeons to affordable prices. 


p.s: Most of the clinics in Turkey offer all inclusive packages. The content of the packages may affect the total cost of the surgery.


American Hospital, Koç University Hospital


Prof. Dr. Abdulmuttalip Şimşek, Prof. Dr. Burak Koçak, Prof. Dr. Derya Balbay, Prof. Dr. Tarık Esen


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