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What is a Gastric Tube?

Obesity is among the increasing health problems all over the world. With the developing technology, a sedentary life and unhealthy diet are the most important causes of obesity. Since obesity causes many health problems, it should be treated without delay. Gastric sleeve surgery is the most preferred method in the treatment of obesity and weight loss surgeries all over the world.

How is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed in Turkey?

Gastric sleeve surgery is the removal of a part of the stomach by surgical methods and shaping it into a tube. Gastric sleeve surgeries can be performed laparoscopically or endoscopically. The endoscopic method is currently in the experimental stage and the success rate is lower than the laparoscopic method. Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is mostly performed laparoscopically by making 4-5 mini incisions of 5-10 mm in length. From these incisions, starting from the antrum of the stomach to the fundus, the entire greater curvature, that is, 70-75% of the stomach, is removed with the help of specialized devices called staplers that perform automatic suturing and cutting operations. Thus, the stomach is shaped like a tube and its volume is reduced to 80-100 ml. Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is performed by successful surgeons in quality clinics and using materials at international standards.

What are the Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey?

Gastric sleeve surgery is much more preferred in Turkey than in other countries where it is performed with similar methods and equipment. The reason for this is that it has many advantages that people look at when choosing. The advantages of sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Turkey can be listed as follows:

  • Since there are many clinics that perform sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Turkey, there is no problem of waiting in line.
  • It is affordable compared to other countries (USA, UK, etc.) where operations are performed in the same way with similar methods and advanced equipment.
  • Since health tourism is developed in Turkey, there is affordable accommodation in convenient and comfortable places.
  • There are clinics and hospitals with high quality, advanced technological equipment and giving importance to patient satisfaction.
  • The fact that there are many successful, world-renowned Turkish doctors in their field and patients can easily communicate with these doctors. Surgeons working to these standards work as a team with physicians and health personnel in other obesity-related branches.
  • The presence of Turkish spas, Turkish baths and thermal facilities for patients and their relatives coming from abroad increases the comfort of patients.
  • Precisely performing medical care before and after the operation gives patients confidence.
  • Evaluation of the patient's condition by performing the necessary examinations and tests after the operation and informing them about the process to be followed when they return to their country reduces the anxiety of the patients.

What are the Disadvantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey?

Although there are many advantages of having gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey, there are some disadvantages as well. The disadvantages of sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Turkey can be listed as follows:

  • Not Knowing the Language: Not knowing Turkish may cause difficulties in communicating with health personnel or people on the street and shopkeepers. But now that there are people who can speak foreign languages ​​among the clinic staff, this does not pose a difficulty in the treatment process. In daily life, you can get help from an interpreter if you need it.
  • Distance to Place of Living: Many patients prefer our country for sleeve gastrectomy surgery from various countries that are close or far away from Turkey. Being treated in a place far from where patients live requires a lot of preparation. Buying needed items, arranging accommodation and having a companion are examples of these. Since health tourism is developed in Turkey, the clinic usually arranges the accommodation where the procedure will take place.
  • Communication with the Health Team: It is necessary to make various checks and evaluations with the health team at the time of, before and after the operation. When the distance is far, it is difficult to come and go frequently. For this reason, online ways have been developed to communicate. In this way, you can contact your doctor and learn what you think before and after the operation or what you need to know.
  • Identification of a Successful Doctor: It can create hesitations in the process of deciding to have an operation with a doctor you do not know in a country you do not know. But you can find the information of world-famous doctors working in Turkey who are successful in their jobs by doing research on the internet. You can make your choice by knowing your doctor and working conditions. While deciding on the clinic where the procedure will be performed, you can search for a dietitian, psychologist and other auxiliary personnel together with the surgeon who will be with you during the follow-up and treatment process.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost in Turkey

There is no clear price range for sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Turkey. Criteria such as this technique, which is the most frequently applied among weight loss surgeries, the patient's comorbidities, the success of the surgeon in this field, and the center where the procedure is performed affect the formation of different prices. Gastric sleeve surgery prices vary according to the patient's health status, BMI value, and the type of obesity surgery to be preferred. You can choose our clinic for a healthy body, quality service and successful sleeve gastrectomy surgery. You can contact us immediately to get more detailed information about 2023 sleeve gastrectomy surgery prices.

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