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The surgical team at Catch Life is headed by Assoc Professor MD Umut Riza Gunduz - General Surgeon. He carefully and meticulously carries out the planning of gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and gastric balloon surgery, analysis of blood tests and bariatrical analysis of the stomach.
Gastric sleeve operation is the process of surgically removing 80% of the stomach and bringing it to a very small size. With this method, which is frequently preferred in the treatment of obesity, it is possible to lose weight permanently and quickly and to get rid of obesity.
In individuals with obesity problems, the stomach is usually stretched and gained a very large volume. This leads to consuming more nutrients than the body needs. The stomach is an organ that can expand up to 3 times due to its structure. By taking advantage of this feature of the stomach, gastric sleeve method can be preferred in individuals who into the obesity class. While small portions are consumed at first, the individual’s stomach gains a normal size over time, and weight control can be maintained for a lifetime.
However, the individual needs to pay attention to what he or she eats throughout the life. This is valid for the entire post-bariatric surgery period. Otherwise, the stomach can be restored to its pre-operative state. What should not be worried about is that the appetite is much lower after the surgery than before, and the stomach immediately sends a signal of satiety to the brain with less food. This shows that the operation is not only effective on volume and appetite, but also on hormones.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and is performed with the laparoscopic surgical technique. For this, one small incision is made or 4-5 mini incisions are created. A large part of the stomach is removed and reshaped with a camera and special surgical instruments through these incisions, with the abdomen closed.
Calibration tube is placed equal to the diameter of the esophagus in order to prevent the stomach from being reduced too much. In this way, the stomach and the esophagus will have the same diameter and there will be no problems such as congestion or excessive narrowing.
After the stitching of the stomach is completed, the calibration tube and the excess piece are removed. Before completing the operation, the surgeon checks for leaks anywhere in the stomach. Similar tests can be repeated after surgery.
It is suitable for individuals with a body mass index of over 30 and at risk for obesity-related health problems. It can also be recommended to some individuals to treat Type 2 diabetes.
This surgery is not suitable for individuals with diabetes mellitus and severe reflux problems that cannot be controlled with obesity. It may not be appropriate for individuals with anxiety disorders.
This operation is not considered appropriate for individuals with health problems such as advanced lung disease, heart diseases, and cancer. In addition, a certain level of consciousness is required for the post-operative process. It is very important to pay attention to one’s health and to follow the doctor’s recommendations carefully. Otherwise, the operation will fail.
The duration of the operation varies between half an hour and 1.5 hours.
Surgery is generally considered suitable for people over the age of 18. However, it can also be done in individuals under the age of 18 who cannot lose weight under the control of a doctor during a very serious period and have health problems related to obesity.
There is no restriction as to the upper age limit. The important thing is that the health status of the individual is at a level that can handle the process. This situation is determined by the doctor with the tests performed.
Gastric sleeve operation can be applied to individuals with a body mass index of 30 and above. However, surgery is also performed on individuals with a body mass index of 30-40 and with high risk factors for health problems such as obesity-related diabetes.
Post-operative follow-up in the hospital usually takes 3 days. However, this period may be extended for a few more days, depending on the individual’s health status.
Covidien and Ethicon brand staplers are instruments that are frequently used by our clinic in bariatric surgery treatments such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Thanks to these instruments, the volume of the stomach can be easily reduced by using the laparoscopy method and a part of the small intestine can be bypassed.
Staplers used in the laparoscopy method, which is the most reliable surgical method in terms of infection, ensure that a certain part of the stomach is cut and reshaped to the same diameter as the intestine and that the most absorbent part of the small intestine with the stomach is bypassed and the nutrients pass directly from the stomach to the part of the small intestine close to the large intestine.
Gastric sleeve Turkey process starts with the date of your appointment. You should book your flight ticket 1 day before your appointment. In addition, if you are going to have a companion with you, you should not forget to indicate this in advance.
When you land at the airport, an employee who provides VIP transfer service greets you. He picks you up and takes you to your prearranged luxury hotel room. Here you will rest for 1 day and come to the clinic the next day at your appointment time.
After meeting with your doctor, you will be informed about the application process. Necessary health screenings are done and it is investigated whether your health conditions are suitable for the operation.
Then your operation is planned to be performed in one of the most prestigious hospitals in Turkey, fully equipped and you will be followed up in the hospital for a few days. For the following process, you will meet with a nutritionist and your diet will be adjusted specifically for you.
After you get through the first recovery period, you can extend your vacation as much as you want, by consulting your doctor.
You can contact us via the contact information in the Contact us section of our website to get information about all the topics you are wondering about, including price information. Unfortunately, we cannot talk about a general pricing here, as the transaction is tailored to the individual. However, our prices are quite low compared to many countries.