How Much Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery? sleeve surgery offers you a safe and effective way to lose weight. In our clinic, you will find a team that performs almost 400 of these surgeries a year. We offer:

  • Surgeons with advanced training in minimally invasive gastric sleeve, with less pain and faster recovery.
  • A full team of experts, including dietitians and psychologists, to work with you in the long run.
  • High success rates, with most patients losing more than half of their excess weight and keeping it off for years.

What Is Gastric Surgery?

This is the most common bariatric surgery. Also called a sleeve gastrectomy. The surgeon removes about 80 percent of your stomach, leaving a bag about the size of a banana. Surgery almost always uses a minimally invasive laparoscope and small incisions.

How Does The Gastric Sleeve Work?

A smaller stomach means you get less food. Your body absorbs fewer calories and nutrients. Your appetite may be reduced due to changes in the hunger signals in your brain.

What to expect

This information applies to the vast majority of patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. About 99 percent is done this way in our clinic.

Hospital stay

Your operation will take about an hour. You will probably spend a night in the hospital.

Activity

You should be able to walk about three to four hours after surgery. Most patients can repeat daily tasks such as showering almost immediately.

You should be able to fix meals and do other small household chores when you get home. You can slowly increase your activity in the coming weeks.

Diet

You will have fluids for two weeks and then slowly add solid foods. It may be two months before you start a long-term diet.

Weight loss

The gastric sleeve is a newer procedure without long-term data. Early studies show that it is almost as effective in producing weight loss as gastric bypass, however. This surgery helps more than 85% of patients lose and maintain most of their excess weight. Our clinic produces similar results.

Advantages of gastric sleeve surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is a simpler procedure than gastric bypass, resulting in lower complications and faster recovery times. With the sleeve, about 70-80 percent of your stomach is removed and removed, leaving behind a much smaller stomach. Because we do not change the gastrointestinal tract, it reduces the chances of complications, such as vitamin deficiency that occurs with gastric bypass surgery. Patients can lose weight similar to gastric bypass surgery in a significantly shorter period of time.

One reason our gastric sleeve results are so positive is that we remove a part of your stomach that produces a hormone called Ghrelin. Ghrelin is known as the hunger hormone. It stimulates the feelings of hunger, so when we remove this part of the stomach, our patients find that their hunger levels fall and it is easier to eat less. In addition, we remove about 70 – 80% of your stomach, so that the stomach can hold a smaller volume of food. For this reason, patients tend to eat less and feel full faster.

Another benefit of this surgery is that your stomach will continue to function normally. As a result, you can eat most of your favorite foods without worrying about dumping syndrome, which is characterized by abdominal discomfort and other related symptoms. Also, you do not have to worry about implanting foreign bodies inside you, as is the case with perimeter surgery.

Our clinic is proud to be one of the first and only surgeons in the area to offer a near-skeletal gastrectomy with an incision or surgery on the gastric sleeve, which was performed entirely through the umbilical cord. This results in improved dignity and faster recovery when choosing a sleeve gastrectomy. Ask your surgeon if you qualify for the new SILS gastrectomy with almost no clothes.

Advantages

  • Gastric or peptic ulcer: It can lead to improvements in obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, and osteoarthritis.
  • It usually has fewer side effects than the more complicated gastric bypass surgery.
  • It does not require a foreign object in the body, such as a gastric band.
  • Patients undergoing bariatric surgery, including gastric sleeves, have similar longevity, improved health, and higher quality of life.
  • It is generally safe to use anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) after gastric sleeve surgery.

What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Risks and possible side effects

While sleeve gastrectomy is generally very well tolerated, it has slightly higher complication rates than the regulated gastric band procedure, due to the risk of future leakage.

The gastric sleeve procedure is also irreversible. Any form of gastric surgery carries risks. We are happy to discuss them with you and you can ask any questions you have so that you feel confident about your decision regarding the weight loss process.

We do these surgeries because when patients are carefully selected – and the surgeons are as experienced as in our clinic – the benefits outweigh the risks.

Complications may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Hernias
  • Heartburn
  • Narrowing of the sleeve due to scarring
  • A leak from the baseline
  • New or worse acid reflux

Some patients develop dumping syndrome when food passes too quickly through the digestive system. This can lead to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It often disappears within three months. Changes in medicine or diet usually help. This condition is also less common than many patients are afraid of.

Other things to consider:

Surgery is not reversible.

You need to take vitamin and mineral supplements and follow the dietary guidelines for life.

Is the gastric sleeve suitable for me?

The gastric sleeve may be recommended if:

  • Your weight loss goals are slightly lower than what can be suggested for gastric bypass.
  • You have medical problems related to obesity, such as sleep apnea.

You are taking certain medications, such as anti-inflammatory drugs or steroids, that may complicate other types of bariatric surgery. The gastric membrane allows your body to absorb these drugs more normally than gastric bypass.

How Much Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

How much is gastric sleeve surgery? The answer to the question cannot be given without a preliminary interview. You can contact our clinic to have a meeting with our clinic’s specialist surgeons.

How Long Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?