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Sleeve Gastrectomy in Chiang Mai

The Ultimate Guide to Sleeve Gastrectomy in Chiang Mai

A Sleeve gastrectomy in Chiang Mai is a bariatric procedure that can help you lose weight painlessly and will cost considerably less here than at home. Obesity is a serious global problem and not only makes you less active but also increases the risk of many diseases. You will not only look and feel better, be able to wear the clothes you always wanted, but also reverse or reduce diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, high cholesterol and associated disorders.

There are many different gastric procedures that reduce the size of the actual stomach. Lap band surgery uses a lap band that can be adjusted to reduce the passage of food into the intestine. Roux-en-Y bypass actually surgically connects the intestine to the top part of the stomach, bypassing the larger part of the stomach. Putting a balloon in the stomach also reduces the size of the stomach. But sleeve gastrectomy is the only one which actually cuts the stomach, reducing its size permanently. It leaves only a narrow sleeve of the stomach that looks like a kind of banana, hence the name. The food passes normally through this smaller stomach and the surgery is done using laparoscopes so recovery is faster.

Why consider sleeve gastrectomy in Chiang Mai?

In many countries bariatric surgery may be covered by medical insurance, fully or partly. If you don’t have medical insurance and you have to pay part of the money or you don’t meet all the criteria set out by the insurance company, then you have to pay on your own. This can be a drain on your pocket and may even be unaffordable. It makes sense that you shop around for lowering your costs.

Just because the costs are lower doesn't mean the quality is. Choose a surgeon wisely, who has verifiable credentials - are they a member of a specialist relevant national professional organization, or even an international one? - and you are more likely to get good quality care.

You can have a holiday in Chiang Mai before the procedure and use the remaining time to rest and recuperate in a hotel where your needs are catered to. In Thailand, you also get a personal caregiver or even nurse for a few days if you require as these are more affordable. Of course you will have to watch your diet while you recuperate post surgery and follow other medical instructions before the surgery as recommended.

Why book a sleeve gastrectomy in Chiang Mai with Medical Departures?

You may feel that you can easily book on your own and why should you book through an intermediary. However, booking on your own can have many pitfalls – you can actually have a bad surgical experience and if your stomach is not cut properly you may have permanent problems. That is because you have no way of verifying the information available on websites when you do your booking.

Medical Departures has thousands of satisfied clients who have had safe surgery. That is because we always verify all the information including conducting background and other checks on doctors and checking their qualifications including their credentials and qualifications. We also investigate the amenities and ambience of the hospitals and clinics we list on our website and see that they meet international standards, have the latest equipment and are technologically equipped.

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

The actual surgery is usually done under general anesthesia. It can take any time between one and half to three hours. You will also need to stay on in the hospital for three to five nights so that you are monitored and receive intravenous or other nutrition till your stomach heals enough. After that you will be on liquid foods and then move on to soft and later solids.

The approximate recovery period can range from two and four weeks. You will experience pain and need painkillers and antibiotics as also other medications to help with the digestion. You will start losing weight immediately as your diet will be heavily restricted initially. After that, the weight loss will be slower and more gradual as you learn how much and what foods you can eat.

What is the cost of sleeve gastrectomy in Chiang Mai?

Sleeve gastrectomy in Chiang Mai will cost much less than in Australia where you can pay between AUD 16,000 to AUD 18,000. In Chiang Mai you may pay an average price of AUD 6,500, so it is definitely more affordable.

What now?

Even you are not vain or want to be slimmer, if you are morbidly obese and diet and exercise or other measures have not helped you then you need sleeve gastrectomy in Chiang Mai to lose the excess weight. That is simply because obesity is a causative factor in many illnesses. After this surgery you will lose weight, look better and be healthier. Complete your booking with Medical Departures for this bariatric surgery. Look below for convenient ways to contact us.

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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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