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Sleeve Gastrectomy in Pattaya

The Ultimate Guide to Sleeve Gastrectomy in Pattaya

If you have morbid obesity that does not yield to diet, then you should consider sleeve gastrectomy in Pattaya. Obesity can result in many lifestyle diseases and weight loss surgery is known to even reverse diabetes. Losing weight means that you will be more active and look and feel better. Sleeve gastrectomy is now an extremely popular bariatric surgery procedure that has many benefits over other bariatric surgeries. When people are obese, surgeons have to very careful during any kind of surgeries. As sleeve gastrectomy is a laparoscopic surgery, the risks are minimal, the surgery is faster and the recovery, too, is quicker.

The surgery actually removes between 75 and 85 percent of the stomach surgically, leaving a narrower stomach that looks like a sleeve or a banana. It does not involve adding any foreign element like lap band surgery does or balloon gastric bypass does. Nor does it involve connecting the top part of the stomach directly to the intestine such as Roux-en-Y bypass does. In fact the food moves normally through the digestive system, only the stomach is made smaller, so you don’t feel hungry and can eat little and be satisfied.

Why consider sleeve gastrectomy in Pattaya?

Many insurance companies now cover most or all of the costs of various bariatric surgeries. However, if your insurance company does not, or you don’t meet their criteria or you still have to pay a great deal of money, you can reduce your expenses by getting the surgery done in Pattaya. The doctors are skilled and the clinics and hospitals are of good quality. You can get great medical care in Pattaya.

You can also combine a holiday in Pattaya along with your surgery. If you want to take part in activities, then it is best to do so before the surgery and use the rest of the time to rest and recuperate before you are fit to fly back home.

Why should you not book on your own?

While it seems easy enough to book through any direct website or doctor via the internet, you have no idea of the veracity of the information on the website. Even though the surgery is done via laparoscope, there is always a risk of complications due to various factors. You really should not compound your risks by booking for surgery on your own.

When you book through Medical Departures we ensure your safety. We also offer the best price guarantee so you are protected in two ways. For your protection, we carry out a thorough investigation into the qualifications, credentials and background of the doctors working at the clinics and hospitals we list on our website. We go into their experience, skills and training, and list ther qualifications and professional memberships on our site. We also make certain that the clinics and hospitals meet international standards as far as hygiene, use of modern equipment and technology and amenities go.

How long does sleeve gastrectomy take and what is the estimated recovery period?

You may have to follow a special diet for up to two weeks before the surgery and will be told this when you book your appointment. You will most likely be under general anesthesia and closely monitored. The surgery can take between one and half and three hours. You will have to stay in hospital for two to five nights. During this time you will be regularly checked and monitored and be on a liquid diet a day after the surgery and for some time afterwards.

The recovery can take between two and four weeks and you may need pain killers and other medications during the recovery period. It is only when you get your strength back that you can go back to work. You will lose weight slowly and this weight loss can continue for a few years. You should follow your dietitian’s advice post surgery regarding what you can and should not eat. You will first be on an only liquid diet, then slowly soft foods. You may start eating proper foods only at week five.

What is the cost of sleeve gastrectomy in Pattaya?

In Pattaya you can pay a starting rate of around AUD 6,700 for sleeve gastrectomy. In Australia, without any rebates or insurance you can pay between AUD 16,000 to AUD 18,000.

What now?

Obesity leads to health problems and shortens life expectancy. So don’t wait and book your appointment for sleeve gastrectomy via Medical Departures. You will regain your health and look much better after losing weight. Look below for convenient ways to contact us. Our customer care team will help you with the booking process and address all your concerns.

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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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