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Summary


Gastric sleeve surgery is done is to help assist patients with weight loss. During this procedure the stomach is reduced to less than a third it’s size. Unlike the gastric band procedure this procedure is permanent.

In most instances, this procedure is used for patients who do not qualify for gastric band surgery. This may be due to extreme obesity or illness. In many cases a gastric sleeve procedure is used to help a patient reach a safe weight so they can have a more radical gastric procedure.

Length of the procedure:  2 hours

Hospital Stay:  Most patents are released form care within 1 to 2 days their procedure.

Recovery before traveling home:  Patients seeking a gastric sleeve procedure through medical tourism can return home within 2 to 3 days of their procedure.

Travel Tip:  It is best to plan to stay at least one day beyond your gastric sleeve procedure. However most doctors recommend that you stay 3 to 4 days to recover before traveling.

Procedure Details

Your surgery will begin with the administration of general anesthesia. The procedure is done laparoscopically, so the surgeon will make 2 to 5 small incisions in the abdomen. They will use these incisions to insert the laparoscope and their surgical tools.

The surgeon will remove part of the stomach during this procedure. They will create a banana shaped tube with the remaining portion of the stomach. This tube will be sealed with staples.

After the Procedure

After the procedure you will be taken to recovery. Your vitals will be monitored carefully during this time. When you have woken from the surgery and your vitals are stable you will be moved to a regular hospital room.

You may have abdominal swelling and discomfort in the days immediately following the procedure. Pain medication should help make this more manageable. You will also be restricted to liquid diet for 2 weeks after the procedure. Then, you will need 2 weeks of a semi-soft diet before returning to solids.

Results

Gastric sleeve surgery is successful for most patients. In fact, most lose 30% to 50% of their excess body weight within the 6 to 12 months of the procedure. Some patients need this procedure as a stepping stone to a more radical weight loss procedure, in such cases the second procedure is typically performed within 6 to 18 months post-op.

Risks and Complications

As is with any surgery there are risks associated with gastric sleeve surgery. The following is a list of the most common risks and complications:

     •          Reaction to anesthesia or medication

     •          Breathing problems

     •          Blood clots

     •          Pulmonary embolism

     •          Infection

     •          Pneumonia

     •          Bleeding

     •          Heart attack

     •          Digestive organ injury

     •          Sleeve leakage

     •          Weight regain due to stomach stretch

     •          Malnutrition

Contact your physician if any of the following occur:

      •          Temperature above 101 degrees

     •          Incision bleeding

     •          Discharge from incision is thick, yellow, green or milky

     •          Incision is red or warm to the touch

     •          Pain uncontrolled by medication

     •          Difficulty breathing

     •          Persistent cough

     •          Loss of appetite or loss of thirst

     •          Skin or eye white turns yellow

     •          Stool is loose or you have diarrhea

     •          Vomiting occurs after you eat

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Almater Hospital SA de CV

Location: Mexicali, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), ABDOMINOPLASTY-MINI TUMMY TUCK, ARM LIFT, ... more  

Almater Hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in northern Mexico. Located just two hours from San Diego, California, in the vibrant border city of Mexicali, Mexico, Almater Hospital has been providing affo...

 
     
     
 

Apollo Delhi

Location: New Delhi, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: GAMETE INTRA-FALLOPIAN TRANSFER, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), ... more  

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is the First Hospital in India to be Internationally Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). It is one of the best multi-speciality tertiary acute care hospitals with ...

 
     
     
 

Fortis Healthcare

Location: Haryana, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CLOSED HEART / THORACIC SURGERY , CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, ... more  

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. The co...

 
     
     
 

Hospital Galenia

Location: Quintana, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST LIFT, BREAST REDUCTION, ... more  

Patients come from the USA, Canada, and around the world to receive high quality and affordable medical care in Mexico. The majority of the patients choose Cancun because of its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and compe...

 
     
     
 

Schneider Regional Medical Center

Location: St. Thomas, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY, ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ASTHMA EVALUATION AND TREATMENT, ATOPIC DERMATITIS TREATMENT, CONTACT DERMATITIS TESTING AND TREATMENT, ... more  

Schneider Regional Medical Center is a healthcare system comprised of three facilities operating with one vision: "To be the health care provider of choice to the residents of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean." Schne...

 
     
     
 

Tenet Healthcare

Location: florida, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, NEUROSURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: AORTIC / PULMONARY / MITRAL BALLOON VALVULOPLASTY, AORTIC ROOT SURGERY, CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, ... more  

With its close proximity and world-class healthcare, south Florida has been a preferred destination for patients from the Caribbean and Latin America seeking healthcare outside of their borders. As one of the largest hea...

 
     
     
 

Center for Weight Loss Success, P.C.

Location: Newport News, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING, GASTRIC BYPASS, GASTRIC SLEEVE, ... more  

Dr. Clark’s Center for Weight Loss Success is a special place that evolved as a result of striving to understand the unique needs of people who want to lose weight. Dr. Thomas W. Clark’s professional passion is to help ...

 
     
     
 

Blossom Bariatrics

Location: Las Vegas, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING, GASTRIC BYPASS, GASTRIC SLEEVE, ... more  

At Blossom Bariatrics, we understand. Our patients come to us after years of struggling to lose weight and to reclaim – or claim for the first time ever – the life they want to live. Our determination is to significantly...

 
     
     
 

MEDICOVER Hospital

Location: Warszawa, Poland  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST REDUCTION, EYE LID LIFT - BLEPHAROPLASTY, ... more  

Medicover hospital is situated in the heart of Europe, in Warsaw Poland. Medicover Hospital is made up of a caring team of highly-qualified International specialists, world class surgeons & doctors who employ the latest ...

 
     
     
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