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Gastric sleeve in a nutshell

Gastric sleeve, known as a sleeve gastrectomy surgery, is a bariatric procedure performed in obese people in need of a massive weight loss to regain health and mobility. The main idea of sleeve gastrectomy is removing about 70% – 80% of the stomach. The small pouch that remains has a sleeve shape.

The aim of gastric sleeve is to limit the amount of food that can be held in the stomach. All other stomach functions, including the digestion, are preserved. The surgery is done laparoscopically, which means that the bariatric surgeon uses a laparoscope (a small video camera) to see the inside of the stomach. Firstly, a bariatric surgeon makes a few small incisions in the tummy area, through which the long narrow special instruments are inserted. With the use of a laparoscope and video camera, a surgeon performs the gastric sleeve surgery. The operated area is also thoroughly cleared and inflated with the use of CO₂ gas, which is harmless to patients, but which enables a surgeon to perform the surgery in sterile conditions.

Needless to say, sleeve gastrectomy does not make a person fit and slim. It is only the first, yet a very important, stage. After the stomach size is reduced, a patient is able to eat only tiny amount of food and it actually causes a rapid, fast and effective weight loss.

How does a gastric sleeve surgery work?

Like any bariatric surgery, gastric sleeve aims at causing a process of a weight loss. There are three main factors explaining how the gastric sleeve works.

They are:

  • reduction of a stomach capacity, which makes patients full after only a tiny meal;
  • the increase in stomach motility, food passes the stomach and intestine smoothly and quick;
  • the change of hormonal receptor responsible for hunger, the secretion of a hunger hormone called ghrelin is reduced.

Why to get gastric sleeve abroad?

Getting gastric sleeve abroad is a great chance for everyone wanting to change their life. Why is it a great alternative?

  • gastric sleeve in Poland or Turkey is much cheaper than in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Candada, the US, Germany and many other countries; very often, the cost is two or three times lower;
  • there is no waiting list – patient can get the surgery at any convenient time frame; our clinics are fully available and flexible for international patients;
  • thanks to the low cost, these are patients who decide whic h place to choose – there are many top-quality bariatric surgery clinics recommended by MediTrip and patients can afford each of them, so they can set other criteria than only the price!
  • patients can opt for the best surgeons and best hospitals – the low cost of surgeries e.g. in Poland makes international patients in a position to use the services of the best clinics in destination countries and still save much money – for many, it wouln’t be possible in a homeplace;
  • patients can combine holidays and treatment – going even for such a serious procedure makes an opportunity to go sightseeing, try a local cuisine, grasp the culture and tradition, visit some must-see places nearby; we always recommend devoting some spare time before or even after the surgery to go around;
  • the travel expenses are relatively low – patients can use low-cost airlines, hostels, public transport – nowadays travelling is really accessible and affordable for everyone;
  • there are special packages for international patients, they are offered by the clinics or facilitators, they make people safe and protected, nothing to organise by a patients – the treatment and travel is organised just like all-inclusive holidays;
  • patients can get medical travel insurance – an insurance designed specifically for medical tourists to make the whole trip even safer.

How much is gastric sleeve abroad?

The final cost of gastric sleeve surgery Poland and gastric sleeve surgery Turkey is given individually. Please contact MediTrip for more details.

Gastric sleeve Poland – from 5100 EUR

Gastric sleeve Turkey – from 4300 EUR

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