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What Qualifies You To Get a Gastric Sleeve

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What Qualifies You To Get a Gastric Sleeve

If you are looking to lose weight, gastric sleeve surgery may be a good option for you. If you have a Body Mass Index or BMI of 40 or greater and your doctor recommends gastric sleeve surgery, then this is the article for you. 

In it we will cover what gastric sleeve surgery is, who qualifies for it, how should the patient prepare for his or her procedure and more.

Read on to know more about:

  • What is a gastric sleeve and what does it do
  • Who should get a gastric sleeve surgery
  • Why you should consider getting this surgery
  • How the surgery works, costs, and recovery time 
  • What to expect after surgery 
Gastric Sleeve

What is a gastric sleeve and what does it do

A gastric sleeve or gastrectomy is a weight loss surgery that reduces the stomach so it holds less food.

Generally, only about 50% of your stomach will be removed and this procedure does not require stapling off part of the intestine as with other bariatric surgery procedures such as gastric bypass for example.

The patient can still enjoy most foods and his or her gastric sleeve will be tailored to suit the individual patient.

Who should get this kind of bariatric surgery and who shouldn’t?

Gastric sleeve is reserved for people that have a BMI of 40 or greater, those with diabetes and other weight-related diseases such as high blood pressure, and sleep apnea among others.

People who are morbidly obese and have failed to lose weight with gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery should consider gastric sleeve surgery.

On the other hand, if you are still under 40, you have a gastric band or gastric bypass from another provider and want to switch to gastric sleeve surgery, your doctor will need more information on why the first procedure failed.

If you are considering gastric sleeve surgery but do not meet these requirements or if you’ve had bariatric procedures before without success, then our team of experts here at The Health Store Turkey will walk you through all the things that you need to know about gastric sleeve revision surgery and see if this option is right for you.

Why you should consider this weight loss surgery

While gastric sleeve is not for everybody, it has shown to be very effective in helping patients lose weight and improve their health.

This kind of weight loss surgery can reduce your risk of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes by 80% after five years from the day of your procedure. In addition, gastric sleeve reduces your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

How gastric sleeve works, costs, recovery time

The gastric sleeve or gastrectomy causes you to eat less because there is about 50% less stomach space available so the patient will feel full faster than before this weight loss surgery was performed on them.

The cost varies depending on how much work needs to be done with the patient’s unique case.

Recovery times are also dependent upon each individual, but generally speaking, most people are able to return home within five days of gastric sleeve surgery.

What to expect after gastric sleeve is performed

Here are some things that the patient should be aware of before and after gastric sleeve surgery: 

You will experience pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea for up to two weeks after the procedure.

You may wish to take over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen (Motrin/ Advil) as well as prescription anti-nausea medicine such as Reglan (metoclopramide).

You may find yourself constipated.

If you find yourself getting constipated then add fibre supplements like Metamucil into your diet plan.

There will be a gradual improvement from other comorbidities

This weight loss surgery does not cure type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea, but it can make other treatments more effective though. Other related medical conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure will likewise improve.

We recommend that you talk to our doctors here at The Health Store Turkey to know more about the effects of this kind of bariatric surgery. You may also feel tired and may experience mood swings for the first few months.

Avoid strenuous physical activities during your recovery period

Do not lift anything more than ten pounds or sit up in bed for at least two weeks after gastric sleeve surgery.

This weight loss procedure does not affect your ability to have children, but since you are severely overweight it is a good idea to talk with your doctor about this issue before gastric sleeve surgery takes place.

Keep an eye for other signs of pain or swelling

Your rate of blood clots decreases by 50% when gastric sleeve is performed on you’ll have to keep an eye for any signs that may arise such as pain, swelling or redness in one leg.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions that people have about sleeve gastrectomy.

What do I need to know before gastric sleeve?

Patients who receive bariatric procedures must follow a strict diet plan for the rest of their lives. Needless to say, it requires radical lifestyle changes after surgery.

Is gastric sleeve the right choice for me?

You need to know that gastric sleeve is not an easy weight loss procedure. Your doctor will discuss with you whether gastric sleeve process fits your health situation and schedule before it takes place.

Where can I go for gastric sleeve surgery? 

There are many weight loss centres that offer gastric sleeve, but the best place to have gastric sleeve is at The Health Store Turkey. With over 16 years of experience in bariatric procedures and having performed more than 8000 surgeries on patients, you can be assured that you will receive the best health care treatment before and after your bariatric surgery.

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