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Hannah, United States
star star Jul 2021

Abud exceeded all my expectations

Abud exceeded all my expectations for Flymedi. He was readily available to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. I was never made to feel like I asked too many questions or rushed at all, he spoke to me as if he were a long time friend. He was also very clear about everything I am going to expect on my trip, from accommodations to the procedure, down to the weather and beautiful things to see in Turkey. Abud makes things so simple and takes the stress away from traveling. I could not and most likely would not have done this without Abud and his help!

Anita Tlotlo Baliki, Botswana
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First time plastic surgery experience with FlyMedi

I contacted Flymedi about getting a breast augmentation done and I was contacted by Abud shortly thereafter who was helped me through the initial planning phase so well. Since I am coming all the way from Africa and have never traveled alone, Abud organized a video call with the surgeon to go over some of the questions I had as well as my expectations of the surgery. I am very pleased with the service so far and already feel safe about traveling to Istanbul for my surgery

Renate Podgorac, Austria
star star Jul 2021

Very helpful and trustful

Kate was so far very helpful and trustful - delivered all wanted information, very helpful with the booking and organization!

Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
star star Jul 2021

Affordable and professional treatment

Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

Recommended For Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy is recommended for patients suffering from obesity or morbid obesity, as it is such a severe health condition that affects various systems of the body. Patients with a body mass index of 40 and over are considered morbidly obese, and this is a type of medical condition where the patient has accumulated so much body fat that it has a negative effect on the patient’s health, effectively limiting their life expectancy. 

Not Recommended For Gastric Sleeve

A sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery may not be suitable for extremely overweight individuals as the surgery itself can be life-threatening. In some cases, it’s best to wait and lose some weight under physician supervision and with the help of well-planned diet and exercise program before undergoing surgery.

Discharge From Hospital

Patient is required to stay 4 nights in the hospital

Overview

sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery is a type of bariatric surgery used by patients from all around the world to lose weight in a safe and fast way. Gastric sleeve surgery is a medical procedure in which surgeons remove part of the stomach and combine the remaining portions to make a new stomach look like a banana or a "sleeve." 

Through this procedure, the stomach is reduced to just 25% of its original size, thus inhibiting the consumption of large quantities of food in one go. Although the procedure is irreversible and the size of the stomach is permanently reduced, some patients may experience dilatation of the stomach 10-20 years after the surgery.

The gastric sleeve procedure is recently the most popular bariatric surgery procedure among the other treatments such as gastric bypass or gastric band, with over half of patients choose the gastric sleeve for their weight loss treatment.

 

The cost of gastric sleeve surgery may seem highat first glance. However, patients who prefer abroad treatment options in countries such as Turkey, the risk would be minimized because of the experience of the doctors and would have been treated at a much lower price.

Preparation

The patient should stop using blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E at least 2 weeks before the gastric sleeve surgery. At least 3 weeks before the surgery, the patient should stop smoking as it can interfere with the anesthesia and then the recovery period.

How It Is Performed

The patient is administered general anesthesia, and the surgeon may begin to work on removing part of the stomach and the fundus. Since gastric sleeve surgery is a laparoscopic procedure, around 6 incisions are created around the abdomen area. During the gastric sleeve surgery, the surgeon removes most of the stomach. The remaining part of the stomach is joined together using surgical staples. A long tube or banana-shaped stomach has been created when this process completes and the small cuts(incisions) used are stitched closed. The entire surgery takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete. 

At the end of the operation, around 25% of the stomach will remain and function as normal, still connected to the small intestine and the esophagus.

Recovery

Patients usually spend around 4 days in hospital after the surgery and the whole recovery period lasts about 4 weeks, after which they can safely return to work and their daily activities. Patients need to follow a special sleeve gastrectomy diet during the recovery period, effectively avoiding solid food for a few weeks.In this way, the recovery will be more comfortable and the adaptation of the "new" stomach to the body and the systems can be achieved more smoothly.

Risks

Gastric sleeve complications are rare, but they can happen. The frequency of complications depends on the patient’s state of health, the technique used by the surgeon and the general situation of the recovery period. Gastric sleeve complications can include: 

● Leaking of the sleeve 
● Bleeding 
● Infection 
● Formation of blood clots 
● Gastroparesis 
● Pain in the esophagus 
● Vagus nerve damage 

● Sleeve dilation

● Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD):

● Gallstones
 

Around 3% of patients suffer from any gastric sleeve complications in the first 30 days after a sleeve gastrectomy.

Side Effects

Gastric sleeve side effects can include: 
● Nausea from the anesthesia 
● Aversion to foods 
● Vomiting 

● Constipation

Success Rates

Gastric sleeve has a 99% success rate according to patients’ reviews on their surgery results. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery can help patients live a healthy life and improve eating habits according to the reviews.

Before And After

The amount of weight the patient loses after gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy depends on the patient’s determination to follow the doctor’s post-op instructions. A proper diet needs to be followed regularly and kept following consistently. 

Faq

What Are the Other Benefits Of A Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Gastric sleeve surgery can help patients suffering from: ● Diabetes ● High blood pressure ● High levels of fat in the blood ●Obstructive sleep apnea ●And any other conditions patients suffer due to the excess weight.
Gastric Sleeve Vs. Gastric Bypass – What Is the Difference? 
In gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is divided into two parts and the smaller stomach gets connected to the small intestine. The procedure can be performed either open or laparoscopic, and the laparoscopic surgery being the more preferred choice among two.

Which Foods Should I Avoid in My Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet?
Patients should avoid the following foods and drinks during their post-op diet: ● Sodas ● Honey ●Sugary foods ● Alcohol ● Ice cream ● Any fried foods

Extra Content

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in July, 2019.