The gastric sleeve is one of the most modern and effective solutions for weight loss. It involves the removal of 70 to 90% of the stomach by laparoscopic surgery under general anesthesia.
Although the physical size of the stomach is reduced, the normal direction of the food stream through the stomach and the rest of the intestinal tract are not impaired.
This means that all nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and proteins, will continue to be absorbed normally.
The sleeve simply reduces the retention capacity of about 1.5 liters of food and liquid to about 200 ml. This allows a person to feel satiated with a meal size roughly equivalent to a cup of food.
Rates : 3 780 £
This package includes: the Surgery, anesthesia, use of the operating room, stay at the clinic, drugs, surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, convalescence at the hotel and transfers (Airport / Clinic / Hotel).
Anesthesia : General
Length of stay : 6 days (5 nights): 3 nights at the clinic / 2 nights at the hotel
Scar : No scars
Time of absence before returning to work :You can return to work after one week. Do not exert yourself and keep moderate physical activity for 15 days.
Before the sleeve :
Your surgeon will ask for a complete physical examination, blood tests, ultrasounds of your gall bladder to make sure you are healthy enough to have surgery.
During your consultation, the surgeon will explain how the surgery works, the expected results and the risks associated with such an operation.
This interview also allows the surgeon to verify that you are emotionally ready for the procedure and that you are able to cope with major changes in your lifestyle after the sleeve.
Talk to your doctor to make sure any other medical issues you may have, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart or lung problems, are under control.
As part of such an intervention, it is recommended to see a dietician who can give you nutritional advice to help you manage the post sleeve.
How is the sleeve done?
The surgery is usually done using a tiny camera, called the laparoscope, which is placed in your belly. This type of surgery is called laparoscopy.
This allows your surgeon to see inside your belly.
Your surgeon makes 2 to 5 small incisions in your belly. The scope and instruments needed to perform the surgery are inserted through these sections.
The camera is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. This allows the surgeon to see inside your belly while doing the operation.
A harmless gas is pumped into the belly to expand it and allow the surgeon to work.
Your surgeon removes most of your stomach.
The remaining parts of your stomach are brought together using surgical staples. This creates a long vertical tube or a banana-shaped stomach.
Surgery does not involve cutting or changing the sphincter muscles that allow food to enter or exit the stomach.
The scope and other tools are removed. The cuts are sewn closed.
The operation lasts 60 to 90 minutes.
The sleeve may increase your risk of gallstones. Your surgeon may recommend a cholecystectomy. It is a surgery to remove the gall bladder. It can be done before weight loss surgery or at the same time.
After the sleeve :
You are able to drink clear liquids the day after the surgery and then go on a mashed diet when you go home.
When you eat after undergoing this surgery, the small pouch fills up quickly. You feel full after eating a very small amount of food.
The surgeon or dietician will recommend a diet. Meals should be in small amounts to avoid stretching the rest of the stomach.
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