Treat Obesity with Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

Overcoming obesity may appear daunting particularly if you haven’t been able to adopt a healthy diet and keep up exercising while maintaining great motivation. Particularly after some point, you may feel like you aren’t able to achieve any result with the diets and exercises, as it may get more difficult to commit to changes as well. At this point, bariatric surgeries appear as an alternative for the individuals who haven’t been able to reach their healthy weight goals despite vigorous attempts and want to regain their health, as their unhealthy excess weight brought along other health issues as well. Thus, this article will introduce Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Turkey among the bariatric surgeries that we offer to help you achieve a great weight loss quickly and bid farewell to your excess weight and discuss the particulars regarding the surgery to see if you are a good candidate for Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

The gastric sleeve surgery, also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a bariatric weight loss surgery to treat severe or morbid obesity in adults (aging 18 and above). As of Arpanu Medical Travel, the bariatric surgeries we offer are performed laparoscopically, thus we refer to it as Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Laparoscopic surgery means that the surgery is performed with small incisions, which decreases the risks of complications related to intensive, time-taking surgeries, and enables you to recover faster.

During the surgery, approximately two-thirds of your stomach (75%) is stapled and removed permanently to reduce the size and capacity of your stomach. Thus, the remaining part resembles a tubular shape or a banana. As the hormone ghrelin, which is known to be responsible for appetite, is removed during the process, you won’t feel hungry as often as before. In other words, after your Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey, your stomach won’t hold much food as its capacity will be less, while you won’t crave food that often. This will allow you to lose weight drastically.

What are the Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

  • Benefits of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy saves thousands of lives every year as it helps severely and morbidly obese people lose weight, change their lifestyle habits and reduce their dependency on medications to cope with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, as well as sleep apnea. Similarly, another benefit of Gastric Sleeve Surgery is that it does not interfere with the structure of your intestines in such a way that it would disturb the absorption of the nutrients, meaning that you won’t suffer any malnutritional deficiencies that might be encountered in other bariatric surgeries. Also, as mentioned above, Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey is performed laparoscopically, and the biggest benefit of this is that you won’t face the risks that come along with open surgeries such as long recovery, higher risks of infection.

    Potential Disadvantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    Following the operation, you must pay particular attention to the foods you because overconsumption of food can lead to a risk of stretching or an enlargement of the stomach. As you will be asked to follow a liquid-based diet for a while after the surgery till your stitches heal, you will be asked to take vitamins for the first few months after the operation. As Gastric Sleeve Surgery will lead to permanent changes in your body, it is best to go through extensive follow-up in order to monitor your weight loss and also whether your dietary habits are correct for your health. In rare cases, stomach leaking can be experienced during the postoperative period, which may delay the healing process.

    Are you a Good Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey?

    If you want to completely change your life and regain a normal weight, it is necessary to be informed about what you will have to go through and learn which treatments are suitable for you based on your health. It should be kept in mind that each patient is unique in terms of all the conditions that led to the point of obesity and comorbidities, therefore treatments differ depending on the weight and the diseases each patient has. In short, we can’t group everyone and say all obesity treatments are right for everyone.

    • Gastric sleeve surgery is an irreversible technique and should be considered if and only if previous methods of weight loss such as diet and sports have not worked.
    • This operation is carried out only in adults.
    • You will be responsible for your actions following the operation because you will have to follow the information given by healthcare professionals correctly.
    • In general, the sleeve is intended for people whose BMI is at least equal to 40. It can also be performed in patients with a BMI between 35 and 40 depending on whether they suffer from one or more than one obesity-related disease.

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