What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)?
Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve gastrectomy, also called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is a surgical weight-loss procedure that aims to remove a part of the stomach in order to reduce the amount of food intake.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery is typically performed laparoscopically under general anesthesia. Laparoscopically inserted small tools will leave small incisions only (3-5 incisions) on the upper abdomen. Typically, 80% of the stomach is removed through Gastric Sleeve Surgery.
Reducing the size of your stomach will mean reducing your food consumption too. Additionally, conditions that are associated with being overweight such as high blood pressure or heart disease would be relieved after the surgery.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems.
Patients with high BMI (body Mass Index) may be suitable for a Gastric Sleeve Surgery, your health history needs to be evaluated by your surgeon before deciding for the surgery. You are a good candidate if you:
1- Are between 16 and 60 years old with a high BMI
2- Are not candidates for gastric bypass due to certain risk factors.
3- Do not have any other health conditions that may be prompting excess weight.
4- Have a serious weight-related health condition, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
5- Are ready to make lifestyle changes including eating habits and cutting down on alcohol consumption.
In the first months, you can expect to lose almost 30% of your weight. You need to be aware of the fact that the amount of weight you will lose depends on your change in lifestyle habits. You may lose up to 60% of your current weight within two years after the surgery.
Patients are typically discharged from the hospital within 1 or 2 days thanks to the minimally invasive nature of gastric sleeve surgery. After the surgery, tests will be conducted to ensure there are no leaks or issues with the incisions. Once you are informed by your surgeon, you will be allowed to continue your recovery process at our 5 Star recovery hotel with 24/7 nursing services.
We know that the patient’s journey does not start in the operating room. Starting from the pre-operative assessment phase, we make sure about your safety before, during and after the surgery. You will need to focus on two main factors when choosing a surgeon for your Gastric Sleeve Surgery:
1. Experience of the surgeon.
2. Hospital where you will have your surgery.
A straightforward answer to this question is your safety, we make sure you are safe from the beginning of your journey to your farewell and even when you get back home.
And of course amazing patient results! Patient experiences that you may find through online reviews will also give you an idea of what makes us outstanding.