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Gastric Sleeve Poland - All you need to know

Gastric sleeve definition:

Gastric sleeve is a type of a weight loss surgery that is performed on patients who have obesity to help them lose weight. This type of weight loss surgery is known as one of the most popular. The surgeon removes a part of the stomach and creates a long pouch that connects the esophagus to the small intestine, as a result, a patient feels fool sooner and lose weight.

Benefits of gastric sleeve surgery:

  • Does not re-route the passage of food
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Cures obesity-related diseases like Diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea
  • Requires fewer follow-ups than other weight loss surgeries ( than gastric band Poland)
  • Invisible scars
  • No need to take vitamins after the surgery (unlike gastric bypass Poland)

Gastric sleeve candidates

An adult with BMI (body mass index) of 35 or more can consider having gastric sleeve in Poland. If your BMI is lower but you have health problems caused by obesity, you may also consider gastric sleeve surgery. You can not have gastric sleeve surgery done if you are alcohol or drug addicted, or have any psychological problems. You must have realistic expectation and understand the surgery requires a big change in your lifestyle, and if you are not ready to make these changes you should not have it done.

Gastric sleeve prices

The price of the surgery depends on different factors. The geographic location of the clinic has a huge influence on the price. Thus, prices for the gastric sleeve in Poland are much cheaper than in Western European countries. Gastric sleeve surgery can be covered by the insurance, but it depends on your insurance plan, and to know if it is covered or not, you should ask your insurance agency.

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Gastric sleeve procedure:

Before the gastric sleeve surgery:

Two weeks before the surgery you need to start all-liquid diet, it is needed in order to shrink your liver which will make your surgery much safer.  Before the surgery, you will have a consultation during which all medical tests will be done. If you have any special health conditions you should inform your doctor during the consultation about them. If you chose to have gastric sleeve surgery done in Poland with Beauty Poland, consultation and medical tests will be included in the price.

Required medical tests: Abdominal ultrasound, blood count (CBC), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), cortisol, creatinine, electrolytes, prolactin and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), Cardiac catheterization, Chest X-ray, Colonoscopy Echocardiogram Electrocardiogram (EKG) Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Mammogram, Pap smear, Pelvic ultrasound, Pulmonary function tests

Gastric sleeve surgery

The surgery is done with the use of laparoscopic technique, which means that the surgeon uses tiny camera called a laparoscope to guide the operation. During the surgery, the surgeon makes 2 to 5 small cuts in your abdomen. Through these cuts, he inserts the instruments which he will be using during the surgery. The surgeon will remove the portion of your stomach and then, using surgical staples, he will create long vertical “sleeve” about the size of a banana.

Length of gastric sleeve procedure: 1-2 hours

Type of anesthesia: general anesthesia

Stay in the clinic: 1-2 days

Minimal stay for gastric sleeve in Poland: 7 days

Back to work: 7 days

Gastric sleeve results:

The result of the surgery is that your stomach size is reduced, you feel fool sooner, eat less and lose weight. You can expect to lose up to 70 percent of your excess body weight. Most weight you will lose in the first six months after the surgery. The most important thing you need to understand is that gastric sleeve in Poland will help you to lose weight, but you are the only one who can make the results last and make it happen you need to change your lifestyle and eating habits.

After the gastric sleeve surgery:

After the surgery, you will have very small desire to eat as hunger hormone ghrelin is almost non-existent after surgery. For 1 week after the surgery, all of your food must be blended, and you need to stay hydrated, which means to drink 1-2 liters of water every day. After gastric sleeve surgery in Poland, you should not drink carbonated beverages, very sweet beverages, caffeine. For at least 2 weeks you should have full liquid diet with protein. For the next week, your goal must be to use 60 grams of protein per day. The size of your meals will be much smaller, you should eat them slowly and it is not allowed to drink during your meal. Light exercises like walking should be restarted right after the surgery, more serious exercises can be restarted in 1 month after the surgery. All the instruction concerning your diet and exercise plan will be given to you during your consultation.   

Gastric sleeve risks and complications:

Gastric sleeve surgery in Poland has a high success rate, but as any surgery, it involves some risks. Possible risks of the gastric sleeve surgery are:

  • Infections
  • B-12, vitamin D, zinc, folic acid and iron deficiencies
  • Leaks at the staple line
  • Blood clots

We want you to understand that ANY surgery involves some risks, but if the surgery is done by a professional and experienced surgeon there is no reason for you to worry about.

Gastric sleeve abroad

To have gastric sleeve surgery done you should come to Poland for at least one week. As gastric sleeve in Poland is done under general anaesthesia, for at least 1 day after the surgery you should stay in the clinic. The rest of your stay you can spend at the hotel. You need to stay for at least 5 days after the surgery for our specialists to see if the surgery was a success. The time you need to stay in the country you can spend sightseeing and discovering interesting European country with beautiful architecture and cheap prices. Our consultants will be happy to answer all your questions and to provide you with all the information. Do not hesitate to contact us!

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