If you are considering having surgery so as to shed some weight, we’re glad to deliver the good news: you have multiple options. From traditional gastric bypass to gastric sleeve, each surgical procedure comes with its own sets of benefits and possible side effects.
If you want to learn more about Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgeries, you’re definitely at the right place –this article will help you understand what the two surgeries are about and we will also layout the cost of each surgery.
What is a Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is an invasive surgical procedure that involves dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. The basic idea of this surgery is to shrink the size of your stomach so that you don’t eat as much food as you used to. Simply put, part of your digestive system will be bypassed so that you don’t consume as much food.
There are two common types of gastric bypass surgery, and these are:Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
This is the most common type. This type of gastric bypass surgery requires surgeons to make a small incision, and this means that it has a quicker recovery period.
When performing this surgery type, your doctor is going to make a small pouch by vertical banding or stapling part of the stomach together. This restricts excess eating.
The surgeon will then attach a Y-shaped part of the small intestine to the pouch. This makes the food to skip part of your digestive system, and as a result, you begin to lose weight as you consume fewer calories and food.
Extensive gastric bypass
This is the less common type because probably because it is more complicated. Your surgeon will remove the lower part of your stomach and the remaining small pouch is connected directly to the last section of the small intestine, and this bypasses the first two parts completely. This type is effective for weight loss, but it’s not the most preferred type because it is very complicated and can leave a patient short on nutrients.
With that said, we have compiled a list of reasons why you should have gastric bypass surgery:
Gastric bypass operation can help patients lose a tremendous amount of weight. By so doing, the surgery reduces the death caused by obesity by 40%.
- In most cases, people who are obese have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. So, if the gastric bypass operation manages to help one lose weight, then it means it would have reduced type 2 diabetes.
- At times, bypass surgery is done to reduce the risk of high blood cholesterol and triglycerides.
- The bypass surgery also resolves common complications such as disrupted sleep and obstructive sleep apnea.
- Gastric bypass surgery can also help relieve Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD).
- The bypass surgery helps lower joint pain, back pain and knee damage that can be caused by excess body weight.
- The surgery reduces the risk of a disease called venous thromboembolic.
What is a Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric sleeve or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that removes 75–80% of the stomach and leaves a banana-sized or sleeve portion of the stomach. After the surgery, you will feel full a lot quicker than you did before and this will help you shed a lot of weight.
This weight loss surgery is recommended for people who have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40. Even after having this surgery, you’re recommended to do some exercises and dieting so that the surgery becomes more effective.
The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery include the following:
Gastric Sleeve Surgery brings profound changes to life!
- Overall improved quality of life
- Excess weight loss of about 60-70% within one year of surgery
- Remission or improvement of obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, joint pain, and hyperlipidemia
- Desire to eat decreases
- Reduction in hunger sensation
Cost of both procedures
The cost of Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgery in Turkey varies from one clinic to the other. When compared to hospitals in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, and the UK, the cost of Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgery is ridiculously low in Turkey. This doesn’t mean that the quality of treatment is compromised in Turkey, in fact, the country’s low-cost-of-living is the reason why prices are low.
Whether it’s Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve surgery, the amount you pay includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia used during the surgery, the meds you will use after the surgery, etc. With that said, you can expect to pay between € 5,500 and € 7,000 for either a Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve surgery.
Turkey made a name for itself among the world’s greatest medical tourist destinations. According to the latest medical tourism trends, from 2023 Turkey is expected to be welcoming at least 2 million medical tourists. This shows how great the country’s healthcare services are, not only to the Turks but foreign patients as well.
Most foreign patients consider having treatment in Turkey because of the following reasons:
- JCI-certified clinics
- Low prices
- Advanced equipment
- Internationally-accredited doctors
- World-class clinics and hospitals
- Patient-oriented clinics
- Easy accessibility
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in January 2020