Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, has become the most popular bariatric surgery worldwide. Sleeve gastrectomy is a type of weight-loss surgery that helps you lose weight by limiting the amount of food you can consume. This is because the stomach becomes smaller after sleeve surgery, so much so that it doesn’t stretch when you’re eating, allowing you to feel full and sated more quickly. In addition, by removing a large portion of the stomach, the production of an appetite-stimulating hormone called ghrelin is reduced. These hormonal changes can further assist the weight-loss process.
How Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed?
Sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically and without the need of a large incision on the abdomen. General anesthesia is used, meaning that you will be completely unconscious throughout the procedure. During sleeve surgery, the surgeon uses a vertical incision to remove 70-80% of the greater curvature of the stomach. Then, the remainder of the stomach is stapled together. As a result, the stomach takes the shape of a small tube with the capacity of 130 ml. No incisions are made on the intestines during this procedure, therefore, there is no risk of malnutrition. You will be hospitalized for 1-2 days after the surgery. Your weight-loss process will quickly begin within the first few months after the procedure and will continue for 1-1.5 years. At that point you will have reached a stable weight. Usually, 60% of the patient’s excess weight is expected to be lost within 2 years.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Iran
Gastric sleeve is the most popular weight-loss surgery in Iran. Even though sleeve surgery in Iran is performed by numerous surgeons, to attain the best results with the least side effects, you must choose a skilled and experienced surgeon. Fortunately, due to the high skill and expertise of Iranian surgeons, high success and low complication rates, on par with global standards, have been reported. Because Iranian hospitals are equipped with the latest equipment and tools required for gastric sleeve surgery, it is performed in numerous hospitals all over the country. Furthermore, you will be under the supervision of professional and responsible medical staff after the procedure. They will be with you until you have regained your health, been discharged from the hospital, and finished any postoperative follow-ups.
What Type of Surgeon Performs Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Iran?
Your surgical doctor must be specialized in general surgery and must have completed a laparoscopy and bariatric surgery fellowship. You can search online for the number and success rates of gastric sleeve surgeries performed by your chosen surgeon.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost at MEDOVA
Given the high quality of hospital equipment, the unmatched skill of experienced surgeons, and the low prices, Iran is a very suitable choice for having gastric sleeve surgery. When compared to advanced countries and even Iran’s neighboring countries, the cost of sleeve gastrectomy in Iran is very low. You can consult us here at MEDOVA Medical Tourism and we will recommend the best doctors and hospitals for you. In addition to a free consultation, you can also receive the following services at MEDOVA.
The Necessary Arrangements for Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Booking an appointment with the doctor, an examination by the doctor, performing the necessary assessments before gastric sleeve surgery, and postoperative follow-up through video or voice calls.
Visa and a permit for treatment in Iran; arranging for a full-time interpreter, lodging near the hospital, airport pickup, and transportation within the city
Considering the surgeon, the hospital, and the aforementioned points, the price of gastric sleeve surgery at MEDOVA is $. MEDOVA’s experts will recommend the best doctor and hospital-based on your medical needs. Once you arrive in Iran, an interpreter/guide will accompany you during a safe and easy trip until you regain your health.