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The Benefit Of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Abroad 

Medical innovation has made many complicated surgeries easier and made accessible surgeries more effective. Weight loss surgery has evolved, and its success rate has increased. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty abroad (ESG) is the latest innovation in weight loss surgery.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a newer, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure that works by helping patients limit how much they eat. Most patients prefer to have bariatric surgeries abroad because it's affordable, and they don't need to register for a waiting list to receive the treatment.

But the appeal of receiving the procedure abroad isn't limited to affordability.

Spend your recovery period in a stress-free luxury environment

Some patients prefer an agency to plan their treatment abroad. It gives you relief to focus on your recovery. The agency will prepare a customized trip that fits your needs. The package will include flight, accommodation, and airport transfer.  

Affordability doesn't compromise the quality of the treatment. 

The quality isn't compromised for affordability. The surgeons are well-versed in bariatric surgeries and have years of experience. Some of them have credentials from prestigious global universities. The standard of care and expertise in these clinics abroad is as good as those in the UK, US, and Europe, if not better.

Reduced waiting time 

In some countries like the UK and USA, there is a waiting time for a specific procedure, which can take months. But in medical tourism countries, it is reduced drastically. In some cases, with no waiting time.

Easy Visa Process 

Medical tourism hubs like Turkey, Poland, and Hungary facilitate the visa process for international patients. In these destinations, the visa is obtained immediately via an online procedure that will only take you minutes to complete.

Assistance Before, During, and After Treatment

Medical tourism agencies will assist you before, during, and after treatment. It includes free doctor consultations and all necessary arrangements for medical travel such as airplane bookings, hotel arrangements, transport, plus guides on having a successful surgery.

After treatment, you will periodically receive tips and guides to help you with the recovery period.

Tips For Choosing Apollo Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Clinic Abroad 

  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 
  • Research the condition of the clinic before booking. It's recommended to visit the clinic before booking and finalizing the procedure. Talk to the staff and past patients. 
  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 
  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Ideal Candidate For Bariatric Surgery

The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is ideal for patients ineligible for a surgical weight loss procedure. To undergo the procedure, you must have a minimum body mass index of 30. 

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Cost Abroad

The factors that affect ESG surgery abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

Country Estimated Cost
UK

 $9000

USA

$9000 - $11,000

Turkey

$7000

Australia

$16,000

 

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Ersoy Hospital
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NB Kadikoy Diabetes And Obesity Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Olimpos Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
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Dr. Murat Aynaci Clinic
Antalya, Turkey
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What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a newer, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure that works by helping patients limit how much they eat. 

The minimally invasive weight loss procedure minimizes the risk of operative complications. The patients enjoy minimum downtime and can resume their regular schedule sooner than they would if they underwent a surgical operation. 

After endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, the patient must commit to a healthier lifestyle. The patients must ensure they switch to a more nutritious diet and exercise regularly to help them enjoy the long-term success of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. 

Bariatric Surgery Recovery Time

For endoscopic procedures, there is no external scarring. Besides, there is less pain and risk of infection, and Patients leave the hospital 1 to 3 days after the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure. 

However, full recovery time could take up to 4 weeks. 

When the patients get home after the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, he must plan on taking things easy for a while. 

Note that the body is usually still recovering from the stress of major surgery and weight loss during the recovery period. The patient's activity is restricted avoid strenuous activities for 3 to 6 weeks after the operation. 

Remember, the body is still at risk of blood clots, so the patient should avoid sitting for long periods. That means walking for about five minutes every hour is recommended. 

How is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Performed?

The procedure involves the insertion of a camera through the mouth down the patient's gastrointestinal tract. 

Similar to surgical sleeve gastrectomy, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty's goal is to reduce stomach size, with the position of sutures marked before the procedure commences. 

The doctor inserts the beak-like suture device into the camera into the gastrointestinal tract. Finally, the stomach is sewn front and back into a u-shape until an acceptable size.  The ESG procedure lasts for approximately 90 minutes.

How To Prepare For ESG Procedure?

  • Avoid or reduce your intake of saturated fats, including whole milk products 
  • Eliminate foods high in carbohydrates like potatoes, bread products, and pasta.
  • Do not smoke cigarettes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty covered by insurance?

Some Insurance companies do not cover endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty prices. Checkout with your insurance company for clear information on whether they cover endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty costs. 

How much does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty cost?

An endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty usually costs between €2850 and €3500. 

Is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty reversible?

Yes! Like other endoscopic options, sleeve gastroplasty is reversible.