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What is gastric sleeve/sleeve gastrectomy surgery?
How much does it cost to have a gastric sleeve?
How much is the gastric sleeve without insurance?
How much is a gastric sleeve in the UK?
How do you get a gastric sleeve?
When does the weight loss start after the surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is among the most common treatment in obesity, excessive weight problems and associated diseases. Gastric sleeve is preferred due to successful results, fast recovery and low complication risks in the surgery. Gastric sleeve turkey prices change according to different factors.

What is gastric sleeve/sleeve gastrectomy surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a comprehensive domain with different methods.

Sleeve gastrectomy known as weight loss surgery is based on shrinking the size of the stomach. It is among minimally invasive surgical methods.

In the gastric sleeve procedure, the majority of the stomach is removed. A stomach with a tube-like structure with the size of a banana is left behind. 80% of the stomach is removed but the remaining part is fully functional and the patient eats less food and feels fuller. During this procedure, the ghrelin hormone-secreting portion which is highly related to appetite is removed. This is an important factor increasing the operation success.

Gastric bypass gastric sleeve surgeries are among the most popular bariatric surgery methods. But since intestine is not changed like in gastric bypass, gastric sleeve is a relatively easy procedure. Recovery is faster since the laparoscopic method is used.

Another method in the bariatric surgery field is the gastric band. The upper part of the stomach becomes smaller by placing a gastric band below a few centimetres to the connection point of the stomach and esophagus.

How much does it cost to have a gastric sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery which is more preferred in the recent years has larger and more variable price range. The basic cost changes based on surgery tools and various requirements as well as service quality.

The main factor that changes gastric sleeve price is the equipment of the private clinic or hospital. This means the experience of the health team, medical equipment, technological options, material quality, laboratory infrastructure, care services etc. Hospitals have segments indicating quality standards. A surgery in A+ segment clinic or hospital is more expensive than surgery in the C segment.

Another element impacting the price is hospitalization and intensive care duration. Normally, hospitalization after gastric sleeve surgery is 2-3 days. But in some cases, patients might be discharged after 4th day. Again, they might be admitted to intensive care after the surgery. This is another factor increasing the price.

Some centers might offer package prices for these types of surgeries. It is important to be careful about what package price includes and information should be demanded.

When the package price is offered, the price includes pre-op tests and all post-op services. This is more affordable and advantageous for price.

How much is the gastric sleeve without insurance?

Gastric sleeve operations change for the factors listed above. Therefore, patients can contact the clinics or hospitals they have searched online for more information.

How much is a gastric sleeve in the UK?

Gastric sleeve surgery fees in Us starts from 7,000 pounds and reaches to 11,000 pounds or higher. Patients have the opportunity to have the surgery cheaper than this price in Turkey.

How do you get a gastric sleeve?

There are some conditions for patients who want to have weight loss surgery. Patients that meet these criteria can have the surgery after bariatric surgeon decision.

Patients must have tried other weight loss methods before gastric sleeve surgery. Surgery is accepted as an option if diet, exercise and medication treatment do not work.

Patients between 18-60 years old are suitable for surgery. Patients below 18 years old and above 60 years old can be operated when the surgeon approves different assessments.

  • Patients with body mass index more than 40 morbid obese patients,
  • Patients with body mass index between 35-39.9 obese patients,
  • Patients with serious health problems related to excessive weight (type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea etc.) are suitable for gastric sleeve surgery.

When does the weight loss start after the surgery?

Gastric sleeve is a restrictive surgery. The needed amount of food is decreased after surgery. Weigh losing process starts immediately since the patient is fuller with less food due to the smaller stomach. But the desired weight loss requires time.

After the gastric sleeve surgery, patients will start to lose weight from the first months. Over long-term, majority of patients lose 80-60% of their excess weight in the first 1-1.5 years. In addition to weight loss, weight-related diseases and type 2 diabetes significantly improves.

After the surgery, there is 15% to regain the weight. To prevent weight gaining, patients must regularly see their surgeons and follow the diet, exercise and general lifestyle program assigned to them.

Although the surgery is successful, patients must be willing to make permanent lifestyle changes for sustainable weight loss.

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