Gastric Sleeve (GS) – Laparoscopic sleeve resection of the stomach

Gastric sleeve is a weight loss surgery that involves reducing the capacity of your stomach. The procedure involves removing a significant part of the existing stomach (about 75-80%) to reduce its filling capacity. The altered stomach is significantly smaller and banana-shaped, hence the name “sleeve.” 

This ultimately reduces hunger, and food absorption as the stomach fills up faster thanks to its reduced volume. The big advantage of the Gastric sleeve compared to other bariatric surgery types – is that it doesn’t affect the stomach’s digestive functions but limits its volume and how much food can be consumed.

By filling up faster and with small amounts of food, your stomach produces less ghrelin (the hormone responsible for feelings of hunger). Getting a gastric sleeve abroad for weight loss is widely popular thanks to its efficacy in eliminating obesity and improving the associated health problems.

KCM Clinic offers specialized bariatric operations using the latest 3D laparoscopic technology. 3D imaging enables safer surgeries and improves the efficiency of the procedure and rehabilitation time of patients.

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The Surgical Process

Gastric sleeve surgery patients are administered general anesthesia before surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon removes a large section of your stomach including the upper part in charge of ghrelin release and leaves a narrow sleeve with a smaller food capacity. The entire procedure takes about one hour, after which the patient is taken to the hospital ward to rest.

If you are preparing for bariatric surgery, restrict your feeding to a liquid diet to ease your stomach and liver. Being on a liquid diet reduces the risk of complications during your gastric resection and boosts your weight loss journey post-surgery. You should also ensure to include multivitamins and any other supplements recommended by your doctor during your pre-surgery phase.

Qualifications For Gastric Sleeve Surgery

You may be eligible for gastric sleeve surgery if you are experiencing health problems related to obesity, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, or have a BMI above 35. In some cases the Gastric Sleeve can be recommended with a lower BI below 35. However, a doctor can only recommend you for gastric sleeve surgery after a series of diagnostic tests and consultations. KCM Clinic offers bariatric surgery tests and consultations for weight loss patients, some of which include;

  • Surgical consultation in a Bariatric Clinic.
  • Exercise test on a treadmill, ECG, Echocardiography
  • Chest x-ray
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Laboratory tests such as morphology, HCV, electrolytes Hbs anti-body, urea, HbsAg, cortisol, vitamin B12, calcium, and others
  • Video-gastroscopy with Helicobacter-test with anaesthesia

Should you qualify for surgery, you will be given guidelines to follow in the weeks before the surgery. These guidelines include avoiding caffeine-containing drinks, eating less fat and carbohydrate, and maintaining a liquid diet. In addition to this, you will be given a special pre-operative diet the week before your operation. The pre-operative diet helps reduce your stomach and liver volume in preparation for surgery and should be discontinued after the operation.

Before surgery, it is very important to follow a specially prepared, pre-operative diet for a week before surgery. This diet is designed to help reduce the volume of the liver and stomach to facilitate surgery and convalescence. The diet should only be used before surgery and should not be continued later.

Why should you follow a diet?

The diet contains low carbohydrates and fats. Therefore, it will reduce glycogen stores (glycogen is a type of sugar stored in the liver and muscles for energy). Please do not be tempted to eat a special or large meal before surgery, because this completely reduces the effect of the diet.

Food guidelines before surgery:

  • The last week before surgery, the diet should consist mainly of fluids (soups, jellies, puddings, juices and at least a liter of water a day). Avoid fatty, heavy foods, sweets or carbonated drinks that remain in your stomach. Vegetables and fruits are acceptable as snacks.
  • We encourage patients to discontinue consuming caffeine-containing drinks, such as coffee and energy drinks, for at least 7 before surgery.
  • Diet 7 days before surgery should only consist of liquids.
  • On the day of the operation, do not eat or drink – only still water is allowed.

Post-Surgery And Rehabilitation

Depending on the surgical technique, the timeline for recovering from a sleeve gastrectomy can be between one to six weeks. Laparoscopic surgery has the shortest recovery timeline, allowing patients to get ahead with their livestyles within a week. After gastric sleeve surgery in Poland patients stay for 3 days in the hospital for monitoring, rehabilitation and education.

After your gastric sleeve surgery, it is important to maintain a liquid diet for the first few weeks while avoiding strenuous physical activity. You should also stay away from heavy meals and food prepared with broccoli, spinach, or asparagus. The major change you should prepare for during your recovery is eating less food and more frequent. Due to the new size of your stomach, your feeding capacity is not as much as before.

To this end, you should consume light food in small amounts at intervals (2-4hrs). Your post-surgery diet should contain low-calorie foods, vitamins, and minerals. 

You should stop eating as soon as you feel full and avoid eating hot or spicy food. You should chew food thoroughly without rushing. Water and juice are healthy liquids, and you should drink some fifteen minutes before and after eating.

Is It Safe To Have Gastric Sleeve Surgery In Poland?

Due to the advancements in medical technology, gastric sleeve resection is a safe procedure with minimal risks of complications. However, the bulk of this safety lies with the patient. You should comply with all dietary guidelines, including the pre-operative diet given to you by the Medical Team. This will not only ensure a better preparation for your life after the gastric sleeve, a successful surgery and it will also help you recover faster.

Laparoscopic surgeries are effective and allow you to return to your usual routine in no time. Usually, patients can return to work within a week getting a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. While it is safe to have gastric sleeve surgery in Poland, you should follow all guidelines given by your doctor to prevent complications before, during, and after surgery.


Which Country Has The Cheapest Weight Loss Surgery?

If you are looking to have weight loss surgery abroad, the first destination on your mind should be Poland. This is due to the affordability and success rate of bariatric surgery in the country. KCM Clinic is the leading bariatric surgery clinic in the country, having performed over 3600 weight loss surgeries till today, as of August 2021, providing patients with highest quality and affordable weight loss surgery.

Where Is The Best Place To Have Bariatric Surgery?

Polish weight loss surgery clinics are the best bets for patients looking for bariatric surgery worldwide. At KCM Clinic, we welcome patients from over 70 countries and combine affordability with qualitative care, ensuring patients receive necessary and peculiar treatment options. Our specialists and consultant doctors are highly trained and experienced in conducting gastric sleeve surgery to ensure a safe and efficient surgery. KCM Hospital is a reference Center for weight loss surgery and regularly trains other surgeons in newest laparoscopic metabolic surgery techniques.


How Much Is A Gastric Sleeve In Poland?

With fees as low as €5200, Poland has one of the lowest gastric sleeve cost abroad. This fee includes payments for hospital accommodation, consultation, pre-operative tests, and surgery. The affordability of gastric sleeve in Poland, combined with a team of specialists and 3D imaging technology, makes the country a top destination for gastric sleeve surgery abroad.

About the procedure

The Surgical Process

Gastric sleeve surgery patients are administered general anesthesia before surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon removes a large section of your stomach including the upper part in charge of ghrelin release and leaves a narrow sleeve with a smaller food capacity. The entire procedure takes about one hour, after which the patient is taken to the hospital ward to rest.

If you are preparing for bariatric surgery, restrict your feeding to a liquid diet to ease your stomach and liver. Being on a liquid diet reduces the risk of complications during your gastric resection and boosts your weight loss journey post-surgery. You should also ensure to include multivitamins and any other supplements recommended by your doctor during your pre-surgery phase.

Preparation

Qualifications For Gastric Sleeve Surgery

You may be eligible for gastric sleeve surgery if you are experiencing health problems related to obesity, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, or have a BMI above 35. In some cases the Gastric Sleeve can be recommended with a lower BI below 35. However, a doctor can only recommend you for gastric sleeve surgery after a series of diagnostic tests and consultations. KCM Clinic offers bariatric surgery tests and consultations for weight loss patients, some of which include;

  • Surgical consultation in a Bariatric Clinic.
  • Exercise test on a treadmill, ECG, Echocardiography
  • Chest x-ray
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Laboratory tests such as morphology, HCV, electrolytes Hbs anti-body, urea, HbsAg, cortisol, vitamin B12, calcium, and others
  • Video-gastroscopy with Helicobacter-test with anaesthesia

Should you qualify for surgery, you will be given guidelines to follow in the weeks before the surgery. These guidelines include avoiding caffeine-containing drinks, eating less fat and carbohydrate, and maintaining a liquid diet. In addition to this, you will be given a special pre-operative diet the week before your operation. The pre-operative diet helps reduce your stomach and liver volume in preparation for surgery and should be discontinued after the operation.

Diet

Before surgery, it is very important to follow a specially prepared, pre-operative diet for a week before surgery. This diet is designed to help reduce the volume of the liver and stomach to facilitate surgery and convalescence. The diet should only be used before surgery and should not be continued later.

Why should you follow a diet?

The diet contains low carbohydrates and fats. Therefore, it will reduce glycogen stores (glycogen is a type of sugar stored in the liver and muscles for energy). Please do not be tempted to eat a special or large meal before surgery, because this completely reduces the effect of the diet.

Food guidelines before surgery:

  • The last week before surgery, the diet should consist mainly of fluids (soups, jellies, puddings, juices and at least a liter of water a day). Avoid fatty, heavy foods, sweets or carbonated drinks that remain in your stomach. Vegetables and fruits are acceptable as snacks.
  • We encourage patients to discontinue consuming caffeine-containing drinks, such as coffee and energy drinks, for at least 7 before surgery.
  • Diet 7 days before surgery should only consist of liquids.
  • On the day of the operation, do not eat or drink – only still water is allowed.
Post-treatment care

Post-Surgery And Rehabilitation

Depending on the surgical technique, the timeline for recovering from a sleeve gastrectomy can be between one to six weeks. Laparoscopic surgery has the shortest recovery timeline, allowing patients to get ahead with their livestyles within a week. After gastric sleeve surgery in Poland patients stay for 3 days in the hospital for monitoring, rehabilitation and education.

After your gastric sleeve surgery, it is important to maintain a liquid diet for the first few weeks while avoiding strenuous physical activity. You should also stay away from heavy meals and food prepared with broccoli, spinach, or asparagus. The major change you should prepare for during your recovery is eating less food and more frequent. Due to the new size of your stomach, your feeding capacity is not as much as before.

To this end, you should consume light food in small amounts at intervals (2-4hrs). Your post-surgery diet should contain low-calorie foods, vitamins, and minerals. 

You should stop eating as soon as you feel full and avoid eating hot or spicy food. You should chew food thoroughly without rushing. Water and juice are healthy liquids, and you should drink some fifteen minutes before and after eating.

FAQ

Is It Safe To Have Gastric Sleeve Surgery In Poland?

Due to the advancements in medical technology, gastric sleeve resection is a safe procedure with minimal risks of complications. However, the bulk of this safety lies with the patient. You should comply with all dietary guidelines, including the pre-operative diet given to you by the Medical Team. This will not only ensure a better preparation for your life after the gastric sleeve, a successful surgery and it will also help you recover faster.

Laparoscopic surgeries are effective and allow you to return to your usual routine in no time. Usually, patients can return to work within a week getting a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. While it is safe to have gastric sleeve surgery in Poland, you should follow all guidelines given by your doctor to prevent complications before, during, and after surgery.


Which Country Has The Cheapest Weight Loss Surgery?

If you are looking to have weight loss surgery abroad, the first destination on your mind should be Poland. This is due to the affordability and success rate of bariatric surgery in the country. KCM Clinic is the leading bariatric surgery clinic in the country, having performed over 3600 weight loss surgeries till today, as of August 2021, providing patients with highest quality and affordable weight loss surgery.

Where Is The Best Place To Have Bariatric Surgery?

Polish weight loss surgery clinics are the best bets for patients looking for bariatric surgery worldwide. At KCM Clinic, we welcome patients from over 70 countries and combine affordability with qualitative care, ensuring patients receive necessary and peculiar treatment options. Our specialists and consultant doctors are highly trained and experienced in conducting gastric sleeve surgery to ensure a safe and efficient surgery. KCM Hospital is a reference Center for weight loss surgery and regularly trains other surgeons in newest laparoscopic metabolic surgery techniques.


How Much Is A Gastric Sleeve In Poland?

With fees as low as €5200, Poland has one of the lowest gastric sleeve cost abroad. This fee includes payments for hospital accommodation, consultation, pre-operative tests, and surgery. The affordability of gastric sleeve in Poland, combined with a team of specialists and 3D imaging technology, makes the country a top destination for gastric sleeve surgery abroad.

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