Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Many people want to lose weight but don’t know where to start. One of the solutions that have helped thousands of people like you is to undergo gastric bypass surgery in Istanbul, Turkey. At iMedical Turkey, we are committed to providing safe, cost-effective, and highly efficient surgical options to help patients lose weight and maintain the weight off. One such bariatric surgery option is sleeve gastrectomy.
What is Gastric Sleeve?
Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey produces rapid results using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. The sleeve surgery trims down the stomach to one-sixth of its original size. The remaining stomach pouch holds only 15% of the normal stomach contents to reduce gut hormones and make you feel full with less food intake.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey
While the patient is under general anesthesia, the board-certified surgeon makes 3-5 small incisions through the abdomen, including a camera known as a laparoscope, a stapler, and a cutter. The surgeon then inserts a bougie or flexible tube into the patient’s esophagus as a guide to split the stomach into two parts. The smaller portion of the belly (still attached to the esophagus) is stapled closed and reformed into a small sleeve. At the same time, the rest is removed entirely, making it an irreversible procedure.
After gastric sleeve surgery, the stomach volume is reduced from approximately 30-40 ounces to approximately 3-4 ounces. This reduces the amount of food a patient can regularly eat and lowers the risk of malnutrition following bariatric surgery, unlike other surgery options.
Success Rate of Gastric Sleeve
The success rate of gastric sleeve surgery depends on the patient’s commitment to weight loss and living a healthy and active lifestyle. Once you return home, it is essential to follow up with a physician after three months to make sure the process works well without any complications.
A comprehensive blood work analysis is also required to ensure the patient is healthy following their procedure.