You will see several doctors before the procedure. Preoperative examinations; blood tests, urinalysis, x-ray, ultrasound, EKG, pulmonary function test, endoscopy and anesthesiologist, cardiologist, chest doctor, internal medicine consultant and psychiatrist consultations.
You will stay for 3 nights in the hospital after surgery and are able to fly home on the 4th day. But our package includes 1 night in a hotel.
Yes but have the sugar free varieties
You can start to drink alcohol after 6 weeks but it isn’t a good idea to have fizzy drinks as they can cause gas and may cause pain so it is better to choose soft drinks like orange/cranberry juice etc as a mixer. And remember that you will feel the effects of alcohol much more quickly than before.
Most patients have a very fast recovery and after 3 days in hospital return to their normal daily activities as the Sleeve Surgery is a keyhole procedure.
Your first stage will be liquids (2 weeks from day of discharge) then onto puree stage (2 weeks) and then soft solid food and slowly introducing new foods. If foods are disagreeing then stop and try again 2 or 3 weeks later.
We recommed that you wait 1 year before getting pregnant
Un-flavoured Collagen Protein Powder is perfect to mix in soups, drinks etc and is an excellant way to increase your protein intake.
Your BMI needs to be 30 or over
Our gastric sleeve package is the sleeve operation including all tests, transfers 3/4 nights in hospital depending on arrival time and 1 night in a hotel.
The postop pack which is supplied to you before being discharged from the hospital consists of tummy protectors, blood thinning injections, vitamins etc. Full instructions on how to take your medications are given in your postop medicine pack.
Most Gastric Sleeve patients lose 70% of their excess weight in one year and 80% in two years.
The gastric sleeve is a restrictive procedure, meaning that it achieves weight loss by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten. It also works because it removes the part of the stomach that produces the hormone Ghrelin that stimulates appetite and hunger. The elimination of Ghrelin results in a significant reduction or loss of appetite. Surgery combined with changing behaviour is a proven method of achieving long-term weight loss for obese people.
Some people find it difficult to tolerate some foods, and this varies from person to person. Common foods initially known to cause problems may be dry meat, soft white bread, rice, stringy or very fibrous vegetables, salad, sweetcorn, nuts, dried fruit and seeds. If you can not tolerate a particular food, try it again in a few weeks’ time, there is a lot of adaptation in the first few months.
Each person is different but we recommend to wait 2 -3 weeks after surgery.
Yes if during your pre op tests it is discovered that you have gall stones and the Dr thinks it is neccasary to remove it then it can be done at the same time with an additional cost.
This depends on what medications you are taking so a member of our team will advise you.
To be taken whole on an empty stomach
Since you are having surgery in a foreign country, you will need to have realistic expectations and a positive mindset that aids recovery. If you drink a lot of coffee, try to reduce your coffee intake the week before to help with the withdrawal headaches that some patients may experience after surgery.