Gastric Sleeve Turkey


Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery). It aims to help patients with obesity lose weight. This bariatric procedure involves surgically removing a large portion of the stomach, reducing its size by about 75-80%. The remaining part of the stomach takes on a tube-like or “sleeve” shape, where the name comes from.

The surgery works primarily by restricting the amount of food consumed at once and, in the long term changing eating habits. The smaller stomach size limits the volume of food intake. The surgery also affects the hormones related to hunger and satiety, helping patients feel full more quickly and reducing their appetite.

Gastric sleeve surgery is typically performed laparoscopically. Therefore, sometimes it is also mentioned as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. That means it is a minimally invasive procedure with small incisions and a quicker recovery time than open surgery.

It is important to note that this procedure is irreversible. Patients must commit to lifelong dietary and lifestyle changes to maintain weight loss and prevent complications.

This type of surgery is usually recommended for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. It can also be suitable for those with a BMI of 35 or higher.  Since the surgery helps lose excess weight, it can treat some health conditions such as;

  • Type 2 diabetes,
  • High blood pressure,
  • Sleep apnea.

However, the criteria may vary depending on the healthcare provider and individual patient circumstances.

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For several reasons, Turkey has become a sought-after destination for gastric sleeve surgery and other medical treatments. The primary factors that draw people to Turkey for bariatric surgery include the following:

  • Affordable prices: Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is usually more cost effective than in countries.  This lower cost makes the procedure more accessible.
  • High-quality care: Many Turkish hospitals and clinics that offer gastric sleeve surgery adhere to international care and quality standards. 
  • Expert surgeons: Turkey boasts a large number of skilled and experienced bariatric surgeons. The surgeons are trained at reputable institutions both nationally and internationally. These surgeons often have a successful history of performing gastric sleeve surgeries and other weight loss procedures.
  • Cutting-edge technology: Turkish hospitals and clinics are equipped with the latest technology. It enables them to deliver modern and efficient healthcare services, including gastric sleeve surgery.
  • Comprehensive medical tourism packages: Turkey’s well-developed medical tourism industry often provides all-inclusive packages. These packages cover medical procedures as well as accommodations, transportation, and other services. That makes it more convenient for patients traveling to Turkey for gastric sleeve surgery.
  • Cultural and natural attractions: Beyond medical care, Turkey is known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes. Patients and their companions may find exploring Turkey’s attractions before or after surgery appealing. 

Everything is to assure you that you are in safe hands…

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