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Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy) Surgery

Say goodbye to your weight: be reborn with a gastric sleeve!

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Why should you choose us?

Proven methods that actually address your core health problems

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What is Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy) Surgery?

Gastric sleeve, also known as stomach reduction surgery, is one of the most preferred surgeries in obesity treatment. With this surgery, the amount of nutrients taken by the patient is reduced, and the ghrelin (appetite) hormone is removed from the body.

Gastric sleeve surgeries are performed by the laparoscopic (closed) method. The operation, which is performed with the help of camera tools by entering through 4 small holes in the abdomen of the patient, takes approximately 1 hour. Only 4 hours after the operation, the patient can stand up and walk alone. It is necessary to stay in the hospital for 3 days after the operation for observation. Afterwards, our patients return to normal life.

Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most effective procedures in obesity treatment. After six months, the patient can expect to lose approximately half of his/her excess weight and approximately 70% of his/her excess weight a year later. When the stomach is reduced, the patient will eat less than normal, as they will need less food to feel full.

Who is Eligible for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is suitable for anyone who has tried to lose weight before, failed, and whose body mass is 35kg / m2 and above. The decision for those who have a body mass index between 30kg / m2 and 35kg / m2 is made according to whether they have weight-related diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, etc.). The final decision regarding the operation is made after the doctor’s consultation.


Minimum BMI: 30     

Age Required: +18

Surgery Method: Laparoscopy (Closed Method)

Anesthesia: General Anesthesia

Surgery Duration: 45 min to 60 min

Accommodation: 5 days

Recovery Time: 15 days

Excess Weight Loss: 60-70%

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What are the Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Obese individuals have a high risk of having or developing weight-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. While a 90% improvement in weight-related diseases of patients who lose weight with gastric sleeve is observed, the risk of developing weight-related diseases is prevented.

Gastric sleeve surgeries are performed laparoscopically with up-to-date technologies. In this way, the absence of large incisions speeds up the healing process. If you prefer an experienced surgeon in sleeve gastrectomy, you will have a comfortable surgical process.

What are the steps before and after gastric sleeve surgery in our clinic?

Step 1: Contact my patient representative for information

Please call/send a message at +90 542 469 67 67 to speak to me. My coordinator will contact you promptly to request your body mass index and basic health information. This can determine the most suitable method for you. You also have the opportunity to clarify all your questions. After your personal health data from me, Dr. Volkan Arayici, will carefully check your suitability for the operation has been determined, you can arrange a suitable operation appointment with my coordinator via WhatsApp.

Step 2: Airport pickup and arrival at the hospital

After your flight, you have successfully landed at İzmir ADB Airport. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport exit with a sign with your name on it. You will then be taken to the hospital in our VIP transfer vehicle. The drive to the hospital takes about 20 minutes.

When you arrive at the hospital, the first examinations will be carried out by the nurses. These include an EKG, a blood test, and a lung film. These examinations serve to collect important medical information in advance of your operation.

Step 3: Preliminary examinations and discussion with your doctor, Dr. Arayici

As part of the step-by-step preparation for your surgery, we will carry out the following tests the next morning to check your compatibility:

  • Lung function test
  • Examination at the cardiologist
  • Examination by a specialist in internal diseases
  • Abdominal ultrasound

After all these examinations, you will meet with our doctor, Dr. Volkan Arayici who will perform your surgery. He will review the results of your preliminary examinations and give you various information about the procedure during this time. This interview is designed to answer your questions and you will have the opportunity to meet your doctor.

Step 4: Surgery

Now the awaited moment has come!

In this step, which will be a turning point in your life, you will receive the surgery that is right for you. Before the operation, we will provide you with a surgical gown that you will wear. We will then walk together to the operating room.

During the procedure, you will be given general anesthesia and put into a deep sleep.

The duration of the operations is usually:

Gastric sleeve (stomach reduction): about 1 hour
Gastric bypass: about 2 hours
Before and after the operation I will be on-site as a coordinator to translate all the necessary information for you and to ensure that your needs are met.

For the operation, the stay in the hospital for gastric sleeve (stomach reduction) and gastric bypass is about 3-4 days.

Step 5: After the operation

After the operation you will first rest in our observation room. You will stay in this room for 2 hours under the care of a nurse. The nurse will check your blood pressure, heart rate and breathing regularly to make sure everything is stable.

After these 2 hours you can slowly get up and move. Already on this day you are encouraged to take regular walks in the hallway, as this will be very beneficial for your recovery.

Nursing care in the observation room and activities like walking in the hallway will help you slowly recover and mobilize your body.

Step 6: Recovery on the 1st day after the operation

The next morning, after the operation, Dr. Volkan will run your checks again to make sure everything is in order. On this day, it is important to note that you must not eat solid food. Instead, you’ll be given IV fluids to meet your fluid needs.

The focus on this day is particularly on regular walks. You are encouraged to walk the hallway for at least 10 minutes every hour. This activity will help you regain your mobility and aid in the healing process.

Your assigned coordinator will also accompany you on this walk to ensure that you are comfortable and that your recovery is progressing.

Step 7: Nutrition and Recovery

On this day, after the operation, you are allowed to drink your first sip of water. After this, you will be provided with soups, protein shakes and tea to slowly rebuild your diet.

In the days that follow, you will continue to take regular walks to aid your recovery. On the third day after the operation, you have the opportunity to have tea with us (if you wish) in our cafeteria. This provides an opportunity to relax and enjoy a pleasant moment.

On the day of your departure, our VIP transfer service will pick you up from the hospital and take you to the airport. You can rely on us to take care of your health and not leave you alone. My coordinator will be with you from start to finish and will keep you company to make sure you are taken care of.

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