2020 . 12 . 17

Gastric Sleeve – the best bariatric operation which has long-lasting results

The Gastric Sleeve operation is a permanent solution with many positive health outcomes for obese people who have struggled with achieving and maintaining weight loss. A Gastric Sleeve is considered safer than other commonly performed surgeries and this operation is generally the best of all bariatric operations.

If you are someone who is looking for such an operation, you must have a BMI of 35 or higher. During the operation, our highly qualified surgeon Dr. Donatas Danys  removes about 80% of the stomach tissue.

The main reason why patients lose weight is that after the operation, the stomach secretes less of the hunger hormone, ghrelin, and it leads to feeling less hungry and full sooner. In terms of how much weight is expected to lose, for example, if you weighed 120 kg, one year after the operation you would be expected to lose approximately 35 to 40 kilograms! It is also important to know that surgery should be followed by a healthy diet and regular exercise, however the procedure itself will give a considerable head-start on the journey to a better and higher quality of life.

What to look forward to after the operation

The procedure is done laparoscopically and is available for patients of all ages (from 18 upwards). During the first 4 weeks, it’s only possible to eat liquidised food to ensure that your stomach heals smoothly. Approximately a week after the operation, solid foods will be reintroduced to your diet and after that you should be fully recovered, slowly transitioning to regular exercise and resuming a normal lifestyle.

Patients who lead a healthy lifestyle after gastric sleeve operation, which includes regular food-intake and exercise, show extremely promising and life-long results. They not only manage to maintain their weight, but also notice rapid improvements in diabetes, hypertension, asthma, sleep apnoea, joint pains and other excess weight-related problems.

Why people choose the Gastric Sleeve operation

Alongside its promising other benefits, the gastric sleeve operation helps people feel more confident, improve their mental health and open a whole new relationship with themselves and people around them. Furthermore, weight will no longer limit activities and abilities. The sports which patients thought they couldn’t do prior to surgery become possible to do!

Post-surgery, patients are able to keep up and spend quality time with their loved ones with nothing holding them back anymore.

How much does this operation cost?

The cost of a gastric sleeve operation in the USA is between 19 to 25 thousand dollars, in the UK it is in the bracket of 8 to 12 thousand pounds. However, in Lithuania, we offer much lower prices. The reason we can offer such low prices is because our clinic is not based in the centre of Stockholm or London and does not have to pay eye-watering rents. We also work with a limited number of patients and do not waste massive sums on marketing. Therefore, people who come for the operation, only pay for the surgery and world-class rehabilitation. At the same time patients also get an all-inclusive package (making travel stress-free) when booking with us.

Are there any side effects to this operation?

Patients may struggle when first introducing solid food to their diet after surgery, since stomach size has decreased considerably. However, this is nothing to worry about. After a few days, the stomach will be able to absorb regular food and it will soon be possible to embark on a healthy, nutritious diet.

Another factor of the weight loss is that patients may experience sagging skin. Because of the rapid weight loss, the skin cannot shrink itself therefore body lift operations such as tummy tuck, breast lift or body lift can be done in order to achieve desired results.

Furthermore, should a patient keep on excessively overeating, there is a risk of regaining some of the loss weight. One may ask whether it is possible for the stomach to stretch again? Yes, it can, but not to its previous size. If a patient would keep on overeating, the weight lost may come back and could cause further health complications because of the extra weight.

If you are interested in this operation, don‘t hesitate to contact us via email or WhatsApp/Viber for more information. Also, feel free to read more about gastric sleeve and other bariatric operations here.