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Gastric sleeve

Gastric sleeve

Being slim and having a fit healthy body is the first indication of physical beauty, everyone wants to have a symmetrical figure.
However, due to genetics and our modern diet, obesity has become a major problem; we no longer have the need to go for long distances to have our food, you can eat whatever you want from the comfort of your home.
And adding to that our diet and modern food contains large amounts of harmful ingredients such as sugars and gluten.
Because of that many people end up having excess fat which leads to obesity, and in many cases the obesity is extreme, so much so that traditional ways like dieting and exercice are unable to help.
Now you may ask your self what is the solution for this problem? Well, that would be the gastric sleeve operation.
Sleeve gastronomy or gastric sleeve is a very safe and modern procedure that helps you lose a large amount of weight by reducing the size of your stomach, making you feel full after consuming a small amount of food.
The Medespoir family invites you to come and have the gastric sleeve operation, so you can have the slim figure you always dreamed of.

What is gastric sleeve?

Gastric sleeve also called a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure to help weight-loss. This procedure involves inserting tiny instruments through multiple small incisions in the upper part of your abdomen.
During procedure, 80% of the stomach will be removed leaving a tube-like portion the size and shape of a banana.
This procedure is aimed at people that suffer from extreme obesity and can not rely on traditional methods to lose weight.

What are the types of gastric sleeve surgery?

Sleeve gastrectomy mainly has three types of techniques; your doctor will decide on which one is best suited for you based on your condition and the tests you had prior to the operation.

Partial sleeve

This technique is done by removing a part of your stomach, usually the lower part of your tummy is removed here.

Total sleeve

This technique is a more extreme than the previous one, it involves removing the stomach completely.

Sleeve gastrectomy for the left part

This procedure involves removing only the left part of your stomach, after having the procedure you will need to make significant life changes so you won't harm your body.

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How to prepare for gastric sleeve operation?

The first thing to do before undergoing the procedure is visit your doctor so they can run some tests on you, these tests will determine if you are eligible to undergo the procedure.
Doing blood tests and some medical pictures as well, the doctor will also look into your medical history and check the medication you are taking.
You must stop smoking completely if, as smoking increases the hypothetical period that the body needs to recover after the operation, and increases the chances of infection and inflammation.
It should be mentioned that if the patient is a woman, she must tell the doctor if she is pregnant, intends to become pregnant, or has any gynecological diseases.

What happens during gastric sleeve operation?

The specifics of the surgery will depend on your personal situation and the technique that the doctor will be following.
Some gastric sleeve surgeries are performed by making traditional large incisions in the abdomen, however, sleeve gastrectomy can usually be done laparoscopically, which involves inserting small instruments through multiple small incisions in the upper abdomen.

What happens after the gastric sleeve operation?

The most important thing that you need to focus on after having the gastric sleeve operation is changing your diet and lifestyle into a more healthy one, this is so that you start losing weight fast and to keep potential complications for happening.
Your diet starts with non-carbonated, sugar-free liquids for the first seven days, progresses to pureed food for three weeks, and eventually to regular eating approximately four weeks after surgery. You'll need to take a twice-daily multivitamin, once-daily calcium supplement, and receive B-12 injections once a month for life.
You'll have frequent medical exams to monitor your health for the first several months after weight loss surgery, make sure to call your doctor immediately in case you feel any discomfort.
The operation starts by you will receiving general anesthesia the anesthesia will that keep you asleep and painless during surgery.
For the sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon creates what looks like a tight sleeve by stapling the stomach vertically and removing the larger, curved part of the stomach.
The surgery usually takes one to two hours. After the surgery, you will have to stay for at least one night in the recovery room where the medical staff monitors your condition for any complications.

How much does gastric sleeve cost?

Medespoir is very famous in Turkey and Tunisia because we have a very renown and skillful medical team that will work day and night to deliver the results you want.
Our cutting-edge technology allows us to do any and all cosmetic surgeries that our patients want.
But our most unique feature is our prices, because with Medespoir the cost of having the gastric sleeve operation is 50% lower that of other countries like the U.S., the U.K. and Switzerland.
This is because when deciding on undergoing the procedure at Medespoir we offer you an all-inclusive deal.
Our all-inclusive deal covers all aspects of the operation, so you can have a nice relaxing experience without worrying about the payment.
The all-inclusive deal covers your hotel room, your post-operative medication, all operation related transportation and the doctors fees.

What are the risks of having sleeve gastronomy?

Gastric sleeve is highly effective operation, all patients that undergo end up with very satisfying results and with slim bodies.
However, it doesn't mean that the operation is risk free, when you meet with your doctor they will tell you about these potential risks in much more details.
It's worth mentioning that these risks are very rare, and in the case they occur they are very manageable and treatable.
Some of the risks of the gastric sleeve operation are:

  • Excessive bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia.
  • Blood clots.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Leaks from the cut edge of the stomach.
  • Gastrointestinal obstruction.
  • Hernias.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Hypoglycemia.
  • Vomiting.
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