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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Length of Stay in Hospital
3 Days
Length of Stay in the City
7-10 Days
Recovery Duration
1-2 Weeks
Operation Duration
45  Minutes 1.5 Hours
Type of Anesthesia
General Anesthesia

Sleeve (tube) gastrectomy surgery is a surgical method in which weight loss is achieved by removing approximately 75-80% of the stomach in obesity patients. Since the remaining stomach is in the form of a tube, it is also known as a tube gastrectomy among people. After laparoscopic (close) method being applied in this operation; it has become highly preferred in recent years with the reduction of hospitalization time, shorter recovery time, less scarring and reduced possibility of surgical hernia.

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How Is Gastric Sleeve Performed with Tube Gastrectomy Technique?

Gastric sleeve surgery with tube stomach technique is performed under general anaesthesia with the Laparoscopic method (closed surgery technique). In order to avoid a mistake during the operation and make the stomach too small, a calibration tube is placed in the stomach entrance with the diameter of the oesophagus. Thanks to this calibration tube, the stomach is reduced as if it is a continuation of the oesophagus, and excessive stenosis and obstruction are prevented. After taking precautions regarding vascularity and bleeding, the stomach is cut from longitudinally with special cutting and closing tools (stapling). After the procedure is completed, the calibration tube will be removed, bleeding and leakage control is performed and the operation is completed.

What are the Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Tube Gastrectomy Technique?

  • Anatomical structure and natural nutrient flow direction do not deteriorate.

  • Compared to other methods, the technique is simpler and the complication rates are lower.

  • Anatomy, intestinal structure, physiological flow direction of nutrients does not deteriorate.

  • Dumping syndrome and ulcer does not occur.

  • With the decrease in the secretion of the appetite hormone called ghrelin, the appetite decreases from the first day.

  • There is no need for lifelong vitamin-mineral supplementation.

  • In any situation, the entire stomach can be visualized with the help of endoscopy.

  • Since the pyloric muscle of stomach is protected, a feeling of occlusion and satiety occurs.

What are the Disadvantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Tube Gastrectomy Technique?

  • Since the large part of the stomach is permanently removed during sleeve gastrectomy surgery, this operation will be irreversible.

  • If vitamin supplements are not taken after the operation and the doctor's instructions are not complied with, there is a possibility of deterioration of the metabolic balance, as in other bariatric surgery techniques.

  • If a healthy lifestyle is not adopted after the operation, patients may regain weight or may not lose enough weight as in other bariatric surgery techniques.

Who Can Have Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Tube Gastrectomy Technique?

  • Those between the ages of 18-65 (under the age of 18 or over the age of 65, tube stomach surgery can be performed by the decision of the board),

  • Those with a body mass index over 35,

  • Body mass index is between 30-35 and those with co-morbidities due to overweight (hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, etc.)

  • Those who have tried other treatment methods to lose weight and failed,

  • Those in physical conditions that can handle surgery and anesthesia.

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Walk-through: What's next?

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First Contact

From the very first contact, we will explore your situation in-depth and start planning the path to the beauty.


Doctor Choice

We will connect you with the best doctors in their fields for your special needs.



We will assist you to plan your trip and give you advises on city tours.


Transport and Transfer

Based on your operation schedule, you will fly to Istanbul on the most convenient date for you. From then on, your transfers and appointments will be arranged by us.


Operation Day

You will be in right hands to reveal your beauty on the date of the operation.



When your procedures are done, you will return home to enjoy your new life.

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