Affordable Private Gastric sleeve Surgery Abroad Avoiding NHS Waiting Time
Gastric sleeve surgery abroad is performed as laparoscopic surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery involves making five or six small incisions in the abdomen and performing the treatment using a video camera (laparoscope) and long instruments that are placed through these small incisions. Gastric sleeve surgery is a restrictive type of surgery. It greatly reduces the size of your stomach and limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. It does not cause decreased absorption of nutrients or bypass your intestines. After eating a small amount of food, you will feel full very quickly and continue to feel full for several hours.
During the gastric sleeve surgery, about 75% of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow gastric “tube” or “sleeve”. No intestines are removed or bypassed during the sleeve gastrectomy. The gastric sleeve surgery in private clinic abroad takes one to two hours to complete. The gastric sleeve surgery can be performed abroad as it will be cheaper and you can legally skip NHS waiting list. The gastric sleeve surgery abroad is just as good as in UK as the standards are just as high but it costs less than in the UK.
Gastric sleeve surgery may also cause a decrease in appetite. In addition to reducing the size of the stomach, sleeve gastrectomy may reduce the amount of “hunger hormone” produced by the stomach which may contribute to weight loss after this treatment abroad.
Gastric sleeve surgery is primarily used as part of a staged approach to surgical weight loss. Patients who have a very high body mass index (BMI) or who are at risk for undergoing anesthesia or a longer treatment due to heart or lung problems may benefit from this staged approach. Sometimes the decision to proceed with a two-stage approach is made before surgery due to these known risk factors. In other patients, the decision to perform sleeve gastrectomy (instead of gastric bypass) is made during the operation. Reasons for making this decision intraoperatively include an excessively large liver or extensive scar tissue that would make the gastric sleeve surgery too long or unsafe.
In patients who undergo gastric sleeve surgery as a first stage of treatment abroad, the second stage (gastric bypass) is performed 12 to 18 months later after significant weight loss has occurred and the risk of anesthesia is much lower (and the liver has decreased in size). Though this approach involves two treatments, based on individual medical background it is safe and effective for selected patients.
Gastric sleeve surgery can also be used as a primary treatment. There is relatively little data regarding the use of gastric sleeve surgery as a stand-alone treatment in patients with lower BMI’s and it should be considered an investigational treatment in this patient group. Gastric sleeve surgery is offered to diabetic patients with a BMI between 30 and 40.
There are risks that are common to any laparoscopic treatment abroad such as bleeding, infection, injury to other organs, or the need to convert to an open treatment abroad. There is also a small risk of a leak from the staple line used to divide the stomach. These problems are rare and major complications occur less than 1% of the time.
Overall, the operative risks associated with gastric sleeve surgery are slightly higher than those seen with the laparoscopic adjustable band but lower than the risks associated with gastric bypass.
Depending on your pre-operative weight, you can can expect to lose from 40% to 70% of their excess body weight in the first year after surgery.
Much obesity-related co morbidity improves or resolve after gastric sleeve surgery. Diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea and abnormal cholesterol levels are improved or cured in more than 75% of patients undergoing gastric sleeve surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery treatments can be covered by NHS and can be refunded; if gastric sleeve surgery is received in a private clinic abroad. Gastric sleeve surgery abroad could be alternative you can afford.
Now NHS allows you to bypass the NHS queue for gastric sleeve surgery, by reimbursing costs of treatment, if you receive gastric sleeve surgery in private treatment abroad.
It is possible to receive gastric sleeve surgery pre treatment and after treatment consultation in London.