Gastric Sleeve

  • Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa)
  • Iran (Tehran, Isfahan)
  • United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

What Is the Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery (or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) is a bariatric procedure in which 75-80% of the stomach is removed. It is now one of the most frequently performed elective bariatric procedures in the world.

Through this surgery, surgeons remove part of your stomach and stitch together the remaining portions to form a “sleeve” or banana-sized stomach. You will feel full much more quickly now that the sack is so small (about one-tenth the size of your original stomach). Losing weight will be easier since you won’t be able to eat as much. 

Additionally, your stomach is removed as part of the surgery that makes a hormone that increases your appetite. The procedure isn’t very complicated. You can lose weight without exercising or dieting with a sleeve gastrectomy. Gastroplasty, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a restrictive type of bariatric surgery for the treatment of obese patients with a BMI greater than 40 or higher. This method encourages weight loss as it reduces stomach size, so it holds less food. Consequently, patients are able to eat less without suffering from digestive problems.

When patients with a BMI of 60 or more are extremely obese, a sleeve gastrectomy is sometimes applied to the first stage of a two-stage procedure. By doing so, the patient will lose a significant amount of weight; therefore, if the patient needs a second bariatric surgery, it is safer.

What Happens When You Have Gastric Surgery?

It is almost always done minimally-invasively with a laparoscope. An abdomen-long, thin tube is inserted into the body through several small incisions. A small camera and a light are attached to the tube along with various instruments. General anesthesia is used for gastric sleeve surgery. This medicine puts you into a deep sleep, requiring a ventilator during surgery in order to keep you breathing.

Your stomach will be divided into two unequal parts. In general, approximately 80 percent of your outer curved stomach is removed.

A staple or suture is then used to close the remaining 20 percent. This results in a stomach that is only approximately 25 percent as large as its original size.

This operation will take about an hour. Immediately following your surgery, you’ll be taken to the recovery room for postoperative care. You may usually feel a little confused immediately after regaining consciousness, but you are not in much pain, and your doctor will prescribe strong painkillers to help you have less pain after the operation. You’ll spend another hour or so in the recovery room. Nurses regularly monitor your blood pressure and postoperative tests. They help you get out of bed and take a short walk, as well as do breathing and movement exercises prescribed by your doctor.

Usually, small abdominal incisions heal quickly. Compared to a larger incision, the minimally invasive nature of the procedure allows you to recover more quickly.

It is possible to go home within two or three days after surgery unless there are any problems.

Taking a short time and having perfect results are the main advantages of this surgery.

Does this Surgery Work?

You can lose weight with gastric sleeve surgery in two ways:

Because of your smaller stomach, you feel full quicker and stop eating earlier. Therefore, fewer calories are consumed.

Due to surgery, ghrelin – a hormone associated with hunger – isn’t produced in your stomach, which makes you feel less hungry.

In most cases, you can expect to lose half of your excess fat within 18 to 24 months after having gastric sleeve surgery. Some people may lose between 60 and 70 percent of Trusted Sources.

Keep in mind that in order to achieve this, you will need to follow your surgeon’s diet and exercise plan consistently. As a general rule, your weight will remain ideal for a long time. You must strictly follow the instructions of your surgeon to ensure your surgery is as effective as possible.

Losing weight also has the benefit of reducing obesity-associated health conditions. Here are some examples:

Type 2 diabetes

  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • A reduction in depression risk
  • Fatty liver disease

The following risks may occur after gastric surgery:

In general, the procedure of gastric sleeve surgery is considered to be relatively safe. In spite of this, in any major surgery, there is always a possibility of complications.

You may regain the weight you lost after gastric sleeve surgery if you:

  • Eat too much
  • Have an unhealthy diet
  • Not enough exercise

Additionally: Hemorrhage. A severe bleeding injury can lead to shock when it occurs inside your body or from your surgical wound.

Post-Surgical Tips That Are Essential

In the first days of your diet, you should eat only dilute drinks such as milk and liquids with very little or no sugar. You should consult your doctor following surgery about healthy eating and regular exercise suitable to your condition.

How Can We Help You?

It may take you a week for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey or another country. Here, we are going to explain what you are going to do each day.

What Is Included in Our Gastric Sleeve Packages?

Elcid Tours is proud to provide you with the best Gastric Sleeve packages at a reasonable price. So, what are the options we offer for our patients from around the world who want a

gastric sleeve?

Authorization Code for E-Visa

For instance, if you are planning to travel to Turkey or another destination, we can help you with obtaining the visa authorization code. In addition to the arrival visa, our employee is available to help you with that at the airport.

Visa fees vary by country and will be determined by your home nation.

Transfer Between Airport and Inter-City

Your hotel will be picked up and dropped off at the airport by our team. You can also rely on us for intercity transfers between your hotel and clinic or hospital. We are here for you if you also decide to visit the city before the operation.

Place to Stay

It is possible to stay in a close-by hotel for seven nights in case you need to visit the clinic and hospital.

Gastric Sleeve and Medical Services

The leading service in our package is your Gastric sleeve surgery. We also cover the clinic and the doctor, take all medical tests and medical photos – postoperative care in the hospital, the medicines you take, your recovery, and a follow-up assistant if needed.


One thing about our services that plays a vital role in the quality of our process is our support. We aim to be with you during the time you need to travel and have a surgery. Our support team makes sure you have a sim card and active internet and a bilingual interpreter (Translator). All these services are available 24/7 during your stay.

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