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Sleeve Gastrectomy in Bali

The Ultimate Guide to Sleeve Gastrectomy in Bali

Have you been frustrated in your efforts to lose weight? A sleeve gastrectomy in Bali is a weight loss procedure that results in successful weight loss. And you can have a holiday at the same time to really give your body a chance to recuperate and get used to your new diet and fitness regime.

Scientific and medical research shows that obesity is a factor in many diseases like diabetes, heart ailments, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, asthma, sleep apnea and joint disorders that may affect the quality of life and even the lifespan. While minor weight loss may be achievable via diet and exercise, for major weight loss to be successful and reverse your risk of many of this conditions, bariatric surgery is a viable solution.

Sleeve gastrectomy, also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a permanent weight loss method since it involves cutting a large part of the stomach and leaving behind only a banana-shaped sleeve. This means that you only digest a little food at a time and so eat less anyway since the capacity of the stomach reduces. This procedure is permanent and irreversible.

Why consider a sleeve gastrectomy in Bali?

You should consider this bariatric surgery in Bali if you don’t have medical insurance or you don’t want to be on a waiting list for surgery where medical treatments are government sponsored. The surgery can be fairly expensive in your home country and very reasonably priced in Bali.

Bali is a renowned tourist destination with all the amenities and facilities visitors would expect for a luxurious and comfortable stay. The Indonesian government is keen to capitalize on this and Bali is well on the way to becoming a go-to medical tourist destination with new, excellent-quality facilities now in operation and medical professionals who have considerable skills in their particular areas of expertise.

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How long does sleeve gastrectomy take and what is the approximate downtime?

Usually sleeve gastrectomy is performed using a laparoscope and only two to five incisions are made. Much of the stomach is cut away, leaving a banana shaped and sized sleeve behind. This allows for less food to be eaten with no hunger pangs, and the food moves through the stomach naturally, but in reduced quantity. This results in weight loss. The surgery can take between one and two hours and may be done under general anesthesia.

You will have to spend a few nights in hospital for close monitoring and intravenous fluids and medicines. Later you will be permitted oral intake of liquid foods and gradually soft foods at first. It will take several weeks before you will be able to eat normal foods and that too in restricted quantities. You will have to follow a diet regimen before and after your surgery to ensure that you are meeting your nutritional needs. You can expect to lose around 60 to 80 percent of the extra weight over a period of two years.

What is the cost of a sleeve gastrectomy in Bali?

In the U.S. this surgery is quite expensive and you can expect to spend around US$16,730 (CAD22,556, £13,424, €15,390, AUD22,000, NZD23,268). You will pay much less than this price in Bali.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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