Gastric sleeve Tunisia
Your gastric sleeve in Tunisia
The gastric sleeve is a restrictive technique used to remove about 2/3 of the stomach portion which includes essentially the secreting cells ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates the appetite. The stomach thus finds itself reduced to a vertical tube where food quickly passes into the intestine. Although this technique reduces appetite, food digestion is not disturbed. The sleeve gastrectomy is for people who suffer from morbid obesity, with a BMI (Body Mass Index) equal or greater than 35. BMI is calculated by dividing weight by height squared.
About gastric sleeve surgery
The advantage of the sleeve is that there is no foreign body as is the case for the gastric band. Weight loss with sleeve gastrectomy is more importantand longer lasting compared to the technique of the gastric band. The failure rate of this procedureis very low.
With the technique of the gastric sleeve, there is no need for a dietary supplement. Compared to gastric bypass, there is no loss of vitamin.
Gastric sleeve results in Tunisia
For a person with a BMI of 40 kg / m2 and average size (1.70 m), there may be a loss of 45 to 65% of excess weight which corresponds to a weight loss of about 25 to 35 kg within 6 months.
Before sleeve gastrectomy surgery
The preoperative assessment required by the surgeon before the operation contains a complete blood test, an ECG (electrocardiogram), abdominal ultrasound, chest radio and endoscopy.
Gastric sleeve procedure
The gastric sleeve is performed through laparoscopy with camera. Throughout four incisions in the abdomen, the surgeon ablates two-thirds of the stomach.
|Type of anaesthesia||Surgery length||Clinical stay||Total length of stay|
|General anaesthesia||2h||4 nights||6 nights|
Gastric sleeve Tunisia: Postoperative care
Some pain might be felt the first few days which can be cured by analgesics.
A progressive diet is indicated the first few weeks which starts with a liquid diet the first week, then the second week a soft diet and then mixing both the following week. It is important to chew food.
Gastric sleeve risks
It may be noted in a few cases a shrinkage affecting the remaining part of the stomach, inflammation of the oesophagus or a dilation of the stomach.
Post-operative follow up
Recovery in Tunisia
The surgeon will visit youthe day after the procedure and will make its recommendationsregarding your diet. The entire healthcare team follows you closely both at the clinic at the hotel to ensure a good recovery and a good diet.
Recovery back home
Our surgeon will maintain contact with you to be sure your recovery goes well. If necessary, you can get in touch with your doctor or tell a colleague who will represent him locally.
Gastric sleeve Cost in Tunisia
The price of a sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Tunisia with Cosmetic Tour is 4000 euro.