Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Slim Down, Live More: Transform Your Future with Gastric Sleeve Surgery...
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Reshape and embrace yourself with the best!

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Reshape and embrace yourself with the best!

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Embark on a transformative journey towards a healthier, more vibrant life with TrustMed Clinic's premier gastric sleeve surgery. Under the expert care of Dr. Serdar Civelek, you'll experience a safe and supportive path to significant weight loss. TrustMed Clinic is dedicated to guiding you through every step, ensuring a personalized experience that paves the way for long-term success and improved well-being.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a highly effective weight loss procedure offered by TrustMed Clinic, marking the beginning of a new chapter in your health journey. Under the skilled hands of Dr. Serdar Civelek, this minimally invasive surgery reduces the size of the stomach, limiting food intake and promoting a feeling of fullness sooner. The procedure not only kick-starts substantial weight loss but also serves as a powerful tool in the management of obesity-related conditions.

During the procedure, Dr. Serdar Civelek will remove approximately 80% of the stomach, crafting a smaller, tube-like 'sleeve.' Performed laparoscopically, this approach minimizes incision size and typically results in less pain, reduced scarring, and a faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery. The new stomach size restricts the amount of food you can consume and decreases the production of hunger hormones, which is instrumental in long-term weight management.

Beyond the significant weight loss, patients at TrustMed Clinic often experience improvements in obesity-related health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea, after undergoing a gastric sleeve. The surgery's impact extends to enhancing the quality of life, increasing mobility, and boosting self-confidence. Dr. Serdar Civelek and the TrustMed team provide comprehensive aftercare, ensuring patients receive the necessary support for dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments, and maintenance of weight loss results.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery at a glance

Below you can find detailed technical information that will help you learn more about the surgery. This information is general and may vary according to the operation and its combinations.

Duration of Treatment
(4-5 days)
Duration of Operation
(55 min to 1 hr 30 min)
(6 weeks to 18 months)
Sleeping Position
(On your back)
(5 days)
(4 days after)
(On discharge)
Back to Work
(On return)
Exercise Restriction
(After one month, light exercise.)
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Why do people have gastric sleeve surgery?

Why do people have gastric sleeve surgery?

Who Are the Ideal Candidates?

In order to have a gastric sleeve operation the ideal candidate should:

  • Possess a BMI of 40+ or 35+ with obesity-related health issues.
  • Show a commitment to post-surgery lifestyle changes.
  • Have no contraindications based on medical evaluations.
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Here you will find some useful information that will help you prepare for your bariatric surgery, prepare the necessary setup to avoid any problems that may arise, and make the necessary arrangements to ensure that everything goes smoothly during your stay in Turkiye.

Your path to a healthier lifestyle begins with a comprehensive consultation for your gastric sleeve surgery with our expert bariatric surgeon. This initial meeting will typically last around 30 minutes.

During your consultation, you'll have the opportunity to discuss all your questions and concerns about the gastric sleeve procedure. It's wise to jot down any queries beforehand. Our surgeon will review your medical history, understand your weight loss goals, and assess your eligibility for the surgery. You'll receive personalized advice on what the surgery can achieve for your unique body and be walked through the details of the procedure, including pre-operative preparations and post-operative care.

Proper preparation is key for a successful gastric sleeve surgery and a smooth recovery.

Quit smoking: Smoking can impair your ability to heal and increase the risk of complications. We strongly advise that you stop smoking at least six weeks before the surgery and refrain from smoking during the recovery period.

Manage alcohol consumption: It is important to minimize alcohol intake before the surgery. You should stop drinking alcohol at least a few days prior to the procedure and avoid it entirely until you have finished all prescribed medications post-surgery.

General anaesthesia: Your surgery will be performed under general anaesthesia. You must fast for at least eight hours before your operation. Do not drink water or consume any food less than six hours before your procedure.

On the day of your gastric sleeve surgery, our transportation service will collect you from your accommodation and bring you to the hospital. Prior to the surgery, you will meet with our surgeon and the medical team for a final review. During this time, any last-minute questions can be addressed, and you'll be briefed on what to expect during and after the operation.

Your surgery will include pre-surgical preparations, the actual procedure, and post-operative care during your hospital stay. The team will ensure you're comfortable and well-informed at every step.

Post-surgery, it's normal to feel drowsy and tired, but rest assured that these feelings will subside after a short period of rest.

Upon discharge, our surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions for your recovery at home. You'll be advised on how to care for your new stomach pouch, manage your diet progression, and understand the importance of medication compliance. Mild discomfort and fatigue can be managed with the pain medication prescribed to you.

During your recuperation, our patient care team will check in on you to monitor your progress and request photos to share with your surgeon. An online consultation may be scheduled to ensure your recovery is progressing as expected and to provide any additional support you might need.

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We are here for you to plan your entire journey to make the operation you desire a much better experience for you. Considering all the details, we are always with you during your stay in Izmir.

It is a detailed consultation with our experts about the organisation and operation.

Our famous plastic surgeon will answer all your questions in detail by inquiring your operation expectations during the in person consultation.

While renewing your body, you can evaluate all the care your skin needs with Famous Dermatologist Associate Professor Ezgi Özkur, get advice from them and start treatment.

Our doctor and nurses will check your eligibility for the operation by making the necessary medical assessment before the operation.

You will have your last pre-operative in person consultation with our doctor at the hospital. Our doctor will prepare you for the operation via drawings according to your expectations.

24 hour room service, satellite TV, breakfast, lunch, dinner and your own en-suite hospital room with en-suite bathroom for 1 or 2 days depending on the operation.

At your first follow-up consultation, our doctor will check you after the operation and tell you what you should pay attention to and the entire post-operative care process.

Our experienced staff, specially assigned for you, will be in contact with you during your stay in Istanbul after you are discharged from the hospital and will visit you whenever necessary

At your second follow-up visit, your treatment will be completed by our doctor by making your dressing. When you go back to your country, you will be told about all the procedures you need to do and pay attention to.

We will follow you closely for 1 year during your recovery process managed by our experienced team.

Frequently asked questions about gastric sleeve

You can find detailed information about the operation and organisation before you come to Turkiye. You can contact your sales representative for any other questions you may have.

Good candidates for gastric sleeve surgery are individuals who are severely obese, have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension.

Benefits of gastric sleeve surgery include significant weight loss, improvement or resolution of obesity-related health conditions, enhanced quality of life, and increased mobility.

Gastric sleeve surgery is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon in a reputable medical facility. However, like any surgery, it carries some risks and potential complications.

Weight loss results vary depending on individual factors such as starting weight, diet, exercise habits, and overall health. On average, patients can expect to lose 50-80% of their excess body weight within the first 1-2 years after surgery.

Yes, following a specific diet plan is essential after gastric sleeve surgery to promote healing, prevent complications, and support long-term weight loss. Patients typically start with a liquid diet and gradually transition to soft foods and then solid foods over several weeks.

Risks and complications of gastric sleeve surgery may include infection, bleeding, blood clots, leaks at the surgical site, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and gastrointestinal issues. However, serious complications are rare when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon.

The duration of gastric sleeve surgery typically ranges from 60 to 90 minutes, depending on individual factors and any additional procedures performed.

The recovery process after gastric sleeve surgery involves staying in the hospital for 1-2 days, gradually resuming normal activities within 2-4 weeks, and following post-operative dietary and lifestyle guidelines provided by the medical team.

Yes, gastric sleeve surgery leaves scars, but they are usually small and well-hidden, as the procedure is performed laparoscopically using several small incisions.

Yes, it is possible to become pregnant after gastric sleeve surgery. However, it is recommended to wait at least 12-18 months after surgery before attempting pregnancy to allow for weight stabilization and nutritional optimization.

Yes, patients are typically advised to take vitamin and mineral supplements, including multivitamins, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and iron, after gastric sleeve surgery to prevent nutritional deficiencies.

The length of time needed off from work after gastric sleeve surgery varies depending on individual factors such as job type, recovery progress, and post-operative instructions from the surgeon. Most patients can return to work within 2-4 weeks.

While gastric sleeve surgery is considered permanent, it can be revised or converted to other weight loss procedures in certain cases, such as inadequate weight loss or complications.

Yes, many bariatric programs require patients to undergo psychological evaluation to assess their readiness for surgery, identify potential risk factors, and provide support for long-term success.

Patients will need to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, including following a nutritious diet, engaging in regular exercise, staying hydrated, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and attending follow-up appointments with their medical team.

Yes, patients can eventually resume eating a wide variety of foods after gastric sleeve surgery, but portion sizes will be smaller, and certain foods may need to be avoided or limited to prevent discomfort or complications.

Weight loss typically begins immediately after surgery, with patients experiencing significant weight loss in the first few months. However, individual results may vary, and consistent follow-up with the medical team is essential for monitoring progress.

When selecting a bariatric surgeon in Turkey, it's important to research their qualifications, experience, success rates, patient reviews, and the quality of the medical facility where the surgery will be performed. A consultation with the surgeon can also help assess compatibility and address any concerns.



In line with the importance we attach to quality and reliability in healthcare services, our clinically contracted hospitals are certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) to comply with international standards. JCI certification plays a key role in guaranteeing the quality and reliability of the healthcare services we provide to our patients. Under contract with TrustMed, the hospital, located in Şişli, is a point where healthcare excellence, advanced technology and strategic accessibility meet. This medical facility is a testament to advanced technology and infrastructure, with a team of nationally and internationally recognised specialists offering warm and personalised services to its patients.

Regular audits are critical to ensure that our hospitals consistently deliver high quality services. In this way, we strive to best meet the healthcare needs of our patients and provide a safe healthcare environment.

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Turkey is a reliable and innovative destination for gastric sleeve surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey can be an effective solution for managing obesity and weight loss. Many healthcare facilities in Turkey are equipped with expert surgeons and modern facilities, enhancing the quality and reliability of gastric sleeve surgery. Additionally, the rise of health tourism in Turkey facilitates access to clinics offering high standards of healthcare to international patients. Those opting for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey can find expert care, modern facilities, and competitive prices all in one place.

What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or tubular stomach surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to treat obesity or facilitate weight loss. During this surgery, the stomach is significantly reduced in size and reshaped into a tube. This reduces the volume of the stomach, causing the individual to need less food, which aids in weight loss. Gastric sleeve surgery can be used as an option to improve or eliminate health problems related to obesity.

Why Do People Get Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

  • Treating Obesity: Gastric sleeve surgery can be an effective option for managing obesity and promoting weight loss. The surgery aims to reduce the size of the stomach, leading to reduced food intake and facilitating weight loss.
  • Improving Health Issues: Obesity can lead to various health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and joint issues. Gastric sleeve surgery can be used to improve or eliminate health problems associated with weight loss.
  • Enhancing Quality of Life: Obesity can restrict physical mobility and make daily activities more challenging. Weight loss can improve a person's quality of life, providing more energy and freedom of movement.
  • Long-Term Health Goals: Gastric sleeve surgery can serve as a starting point for individuals aiming to achieve long-term health goals. The surgery can help individuals adopt healthy lifestyle changes and maintain a healthy weight over time.
  • Failure of Other Treatment Methods: Some individuals may not achieve the desired results with diet, exercise, and other weight loss methods. In such cases, surgical options like gastric sleeve surgery may be considered.

What Are the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Methods?

  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery):
    • In this method, typically 3 to 5 small incisions are made. These incisions are used to insert a thin tube into the abdomen.
    • The tube placed into the abdomen contains a camera that transmits the internal image to a screen.
    • The surgeon, while observing this image, reduces and reshapes the stomach into a tube using small instruments.
    • This method, being less invasive, generally results in less pain, less blood loss, and faster recovery times.
  • Open Surgery (Traditional Surgery):
    • In open surgery, a larger incision is typically made to directly access the stomach.
    • Through this incision, the surgeon reduces and reshapes the stomach into a tube.
    • This method is more invasive compared to laparoscopic surgery and may require longer recovery times. However, in some cases, it may be preferred to provide greater access to operate.

In both methods, gastric sleeve surgery is generally performed to manage obesity-related health issues and achieve weight loss. The choice of method depends on the patient's health condition, the surgeon's experience, and the patient's preferences.

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