The Sleeve Gastrectomy or “Vertical Gastrectomy” has revolutionized weight loss journeys over the past decade. By creating a much smaller stomach, it helps control hunger and cravings while limiting portion sizes – with incredible results when patients implement medical, nutritional and lifestyle advice into their daily routine!
Patients can expect to lose 30-50% of their excess weight in the first year alone.
Ready to take a step towards better health? Consider if you’re the right fit for a Sleeve Gastrectomy !
If you’re considering Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery for weight loss, it’s important to check if you qualify. Generally this procedure is reserved for adults ages 18-65 with a BMI of 35 or higher and at least one obesity related health issue like diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure , asthma or joint pain. Before undergoing major bariatric surgery such as gastric sleeve it’s also essential that your current physical state can handle the stress associated with surgical intervention!
Curious about how the operation works?
The Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery reduces the size of your stomach, creating a “banana” shape, so you can only eat minimal amounts at a time!
Bariatric sleeve surgery is performed under general anesthesia as a laparoscopic procedure.
Using a minimally invasive technique involving the insertion of laparoscopes through five small incisions, surgeons can access your internal organs and view them on a monitor.
Patients should expect to spend 3 to 4 nights in the hospital before leaving to recover.
After surgery, a smaller stomach means there is less food capacity, so patients feel full sooner and for longer. In addition, the part of the stomach that is removed is associated with the production of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, which further suppresses the patient’s appetite.
Advantages of bariatric sleeve surgery
Diet related to Sleeve surgery
In order to have a successful gastric sleeve, the patient must expect to change their eating habits and adopt a gastric sleeve diet that will be advised by the surgeon and developed by the nutritionist.
Prior to surgery, it is recommended to follow a pre-operative diet to decrease the size of the liver to ensure the safety of the surgery. Patients are required to initially adopt a liquid diet, gradually evolving to a pureed diet, then a soft diet and finally a normal diet.
During all these stages, it is wise to follow medical advice. The patient is required to consume fewer calories, so it is all the more important to make good choices about the quality of food consumed.After gastric sleeve surgery, it is important for the patient to change not only the food she eats, but also how she eats it.
The patient needs to change their eating behaviors to reduce the risk of post-surgical complications. Recommended adjustments include:
- Eat between 4 and 6 small meals per day instead of three large meals
- Chew food carefully and slowly
- Finish your meal even if you feel full
- Choose balanced, high-protein meals
- Avoid eating because of stress or boredom, as this can reduce the long-term positive effect of the procedure
- Take dietary supplements, perhaps for life, because of the reduced intake of certain nutrients, including protein
- Drink at least 1.5 liters of fluid each day
- Avoid drinking fluids within 15 to 30 minutes after a meal, as this can cause vomiting
All you need to know about the Gastric Sleeve
After surgery, patients are encouraged to follow a liquid diet for the first week or two. Your surgical team will give you a schedule of meal types over the next few weeks. You will move from liquids to pureed foods, then to soft foods, then to regular foods.
You may experience mild to moderate pain at your incisions that can be relieved with regular pain medication. After the incisions have healed, the patient is required to change their eating habits.
The patient must also have regular blood tests every few months within a year of the surgery to ensure that there is no low iron in the blood (anemia), high blood sugar, or low calcium or vitamin D levels.
If heartburn occurs, the patient may take medication to reduce stomach acid.
After losing weight, it is possible for the patient to regain some of the weight lost. To avoid this, a healthy diet and regular exercise are necessary.
Medcare Vacances offers you a competitive price for your Gastric Sleeve in Tunisia of $7,100 for a 10 day stay (3 to 4 days in hospital and the balance in the hotel).
MedCare Vacances has become a reference in cosmetic surgery on an international scale through its brand “Clinique Sleeve” specialized in bariatric surgery and “Medcare Europe”. Do not hesitate to contact our specialists, wherever you are, for your gastric sleeve surgery.
Ready to take a step towards your dream body? MedCare Vacances is the perfect place for you! With years of experience in bariatric surgery and an international reputation, they’ll make sure it’s smooth sailing all the way.
Reach out today and start that journey toward transformation!