If you have been trying to lose weight by dieting and hitting the treadmill, but still you do not see any results, then it's high time you consider other options!
Thank goodness, you still have other options. I mean, you still have one other option. The name of that option is Gastric Sleeve. This is a surgery that comes with a lot of benefits and sometimes potential risks.
This article will help you understand all you need to know about the Gastric Sleeve surgery, and where you can get the best doctor for this surgery. All you have to do is to keep reading.
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What is Gastric Sleeve?
Basically, Gastric Sleeve or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is bariatric surgery for patients who are overweight at the level of morbid obesity. In simpler terms, you can think of it as an operation that aims to reduce one’s weight by surgically reducing the size of the stomach by 75%.
After having this surgery, a patient is bound to feel full a lot quicker than he or she did before –and this is how the surgery helps 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 are as follows:
- 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
The cost of Gastric Sleeve surgery in Turkey varies from one clinic to the other. But when you are having the surgery at Dr. Serkan Ayhan’s clinic, expect to save 60% of what you could have paid in countries like the US, Canada, Australia, Germany and the UK. This doesn’t mean that the quality of treatment offered by Dr. Serkan Ayhan is compromised, but the price is low because Turkey has a low-cost-of-living.
How is it Performed?
As mentioned earlier, the aim of the Gastric Sleeve surgery is to remove 75% of the stomach so that one consumes a small quantity of food. Here is what this surgery involves:
Your surgeon will begin by giving you general anesthesia so to make you feel comfortable during the surgery. When the general anesthesia is applied, your surgeon will make 2 to 5 small incisions in the abdomen and a laparoscope is then used to see inside the patient's stomach.
Once your surgeon has a clear view of what is inside your stomach, a large portion of the stomach is removed and the remaining portions of the stomach are joined together using surgical staples. After the surgery, a along the vertical tube or banana-shaped stomach is created.
What is the Recovery Time?
After the surgery, you are recommended to spend 2 to 3 days in the hospital under the close supervision of your surgeon. When you get discharged, you are expected to avoid any sort of physical activity for 3 to 5 weeks –this will help you avoid any complications during the recovery period and it will also quicken your healing. Although it varies from one patient to the other, most patients fully recover in 4 to 6 weeks.
It's important to emphasize that during this phase, patients are advised to carefully follow the instructions given to them by their doctors. The success of the surgery can also be determined by how you follow your doctor’s instructions. If you become ignorant of the doctor’s instructions, then the chances of having your desired results will not be guaranteed.
Clinic in Istanbul: Op. Dr. Serhan Ayhan
Speaking of Gastric Bypass, Dr. Serkan Ayhan is one name that springs to mind. This Turkish doctor has mastered his craft when it comes to Gastric Bypass surgery and any other treatment procedures for obesity, diabetes and reflux. Dr. Serkan Ayhan has performed over a thousand surgeries that have over a 90% success rate.
Besides having performed more than 1000 obesity and anti-reflux operations, Dr. Sekan Ayhan has contributed immensely to this field. He prepared a measurement report on the evaluation of patient's pre- and post-operative conditions. Some of the medical congresses that he has participated in are the National Surgical Society Medical Congress and IFSO World Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Congress.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in March 2020