Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey

The Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey

Our partner doctors recommend gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey for people with a BMI higher than 35 and also underline that this procedure offers significant advantages over other surgical options. The effect of weight reduction is significant and starts immediately after surgery. Already in between three and six months, patients usually lose 25 kgs to 50 kgs, depending on their weight before the operation.

In about 80% of patients who have undergone gastric sleeve surgery, there is a decrease in the accompanying diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, insuline resistance, cardiac problems etc. whereupon a further treatment of medication is no longer necessary.

After the operation, long-term success in maintaining the ideal weight is highly observed. However, in some cases patients might gain back weight. This situation should be assesed by the performing surgeon for a possible “re-sleeve”. This might be possible at any time as well as the possibility of a conversion to a special gastric bypass is still present. This possibility of revision procedures also makes the gastric sleeve in Turkey mostly the first choice among all other surgical options.

Gastric Sleeve Turkey
Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

The surgery itself takes between 45 to 90 minutes. Shortly after the procedure, the patients are transferred to the patients´ station after the recovery phase, they are then allowed to have a certain amount of liquid and are already mobilized on the same day of the surgery.

The fluid intake is expected to return to normal within two days, so that most patients will more likely to be able to leave the hospital as early as on the third day after the surgery and are suitable to travel after the next day. The gastric sleeve surgery is performed using a minimally invasive technique and it is mostly performed with the key-hole method(laparoscopic). Generally 3 or 4 trocars with a diameter of 5 – 12 mm are inserted through the abdominal wall into the abdominal area. Subsequently, the stomach is seperated from the surrounding tissues and the %80 of the gastric pouch is removed. The remaining pouch is sutured and closed in the longitudinal direction by special titanium staples.

In doing so, the pylorus remains intact. The excess portion of the stomach is removed from the places accessed by the abdominal wall. In this way, the gastric capacity is limited to about 100 ml – 150 ml. The tubular conversion and reduction of the stomach leads to the fact that even small amounts of food already lead to an effective and mostly persistent feeling of satisfaction.

You can click here to learn more about the whole process and the nutritional support from medicalfly after your gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey.

FAQ - Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey

Am I eligible for the gastric sleeve? Should I consider other surgical procedures?

Gastric sleeve is the first option in most cases. If your BMI is more than 35 and/or have accompanying health issues, you might be suitable for gastric sleeve in Turkey. The preoperative examinations and consultations are performed before the surgery and according the results of those, the decision is taken together with the surgeon and patient.

How is the preparation to surgery? Is there a diet, what tests should I have done?

In most cases, there is no pre-operative diet necessary. However, depending on the situation of the liver or your BMI, our experienced partner doctors in Turkey might give you a diet program. On the arrival, a small checkup is performed including the cardiology, pulmonary diseases, psychiatrist, internal medicine, anesthesia consultations. Multiple laboratory and imaging diagnostics are also performed to be sure that there are no unknown health issues with the patient.

When will the weight loss stop after gastric sleeve in Turkey? Will I be able to maintain this record?

The weight loss stops approximately around 10-12 months after the surgery. This means that the body has reached the ideal weight and starts to maintain that. After a few months of your surgery, you will be able to eat anything but in small portions. At this point, it is very important that you are complying with the general instructions of our nutrition specialists. If you keep away from carbohydrates, alcohol and do sports, you will maintain your weight and not regain.

How long is the accommodation in Turkey after gastric sleeve? When can I go back to work after sleeve gastrectomy in Turkey?

The hospitalization period after the gastric sleeve in Turkey is 3-4 days. You will be discharged in the 3rd morning of your operation and will need no painkillers. The mobilisation of the patient starts a few hours of the surgery since it is also essential to cover up easily. If your work doesn’t require heavy duty, you can go back to work 1 week after your gastric sleeve in Turkey. medicalfly recommend minimum of 4 nights hospital and 1 night hotel accommodation.

How is the nutrition after the gastric sleeve in Turkey?

The nutrition plan and seminar are given to the patients by our dietitians. You will start with liquid food, go on with smashed food and continue after transacting to the solid food. During the phases, the metabolism will learn from the beginning how to tolerate different food. There is no life time diet but there will be some points to be careful of for the best results. medicalfly supports 2 years follow up including the dietitian and psychologist sessions.

How is the aftercare and follow up after gastric sleeve in Turkey?

medicalfly keeps your track after your surgery. With periodic calls and reminders, your health and weight will be monitored by us. There will also be some periodic blood tests you should have in your home country. We will keep in touch with you and remind you the next steps. We promise that you will never feel alone after your gastric sleeve in Turkey.