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OVERVIEW

Gastric sleeve surgery is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. This surgery also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). Gastric sleeve surgery restricts your food intake, which leads to weight loss. You may lose from 50 to 90 pounds.

 

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

It’s done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the upper abdomen. Most of the left part of the stomach is removed. The remaining stomach is then a narrow tube called a sleeve. Food empties out of the bottom of the stomach into the small intestine the same way that it did before surgery. The small intestine is not operated on or changed.

 

DURING/AFTER SURGERY

You will be on a liquid diet for the first week or two. Your surgery team will give you a schedule of types of meals over the next weeks. You’ll go from liquids to pureed foods, then soft foods, and then to regular food. Each meal needs to be very small. You should make sure to eat slowly and chew each bite well. Don’t move too quickly to regular food. This can cause pain and vomiting. Work with your healthcare team to figure out what’s best for you to eat. After your stomach heals, you will need to change your eating habits. You’ll need to eat small meals for your small stomach. After the surgery, less food will make you full when eating.

BEST CANDIDATES

BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight. BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or moreobesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease.

  • All transfers – Airport, Hotel, Clinic.
  • 4 nights at a 5* Hotel on a full board basis
  • Pre-operative tests
  • The anaesthetics
  • The surgeons
  • Compression garment
  • Personal assistant
  • Medication 
  • New sim card 
  • The stay at the clinic
  • Care by a nurse at the hotel throughout your stay

Extra personal expenses
Travel insurance
Flight ticket

Sleeve – general anesthesia

Duration –  2 hours

Hospital stay –  3 nights

Hotel stay – 4 nights

Back to work – 10 to 17 days

 Sleeve – 2900£

Sleeve FAQ

How many ounces can your stomach hold after gastric sleeve surgery?

For one thing, the stomach obviously holds less food and liquid. The normalstomach is relatively capacious, with enough room to hold about 6 cups (48ounces) or 3 lbs. of food. It can even stretch to hold more, on unnecessary occasions. A sleeve stomach can hold at a maximum, 10 to 15 ounces of food.

How long does the stomach take to heal after gastric sleeve?

This entire process aims to let the stomach heal and patients usually return to work and their normal routine four to six weeks after the surgery. It is normal to notice alterations in the digestive process and bowel movements.

Is gastric sleeve surgery painful?

You may feel pain at your incision site or from the position your body was in during surgery. Some patients also experience neck and shoulder pain after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Although it is normal to experience some discomfort after surgery, keeping your pain under control is necessary for recovery.

How long do you stay in hospital after gastric sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery takes about one to two hours and the hospital stay is generally 3-5 days. This may vary from patient to patient.