Laparoscopic sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve Gastrectomy in iran

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure which involves reducing the size of the stomach to about a volume of 120 to 150 ml. The surgery is carried out laparoscopically using small keyhole incisions. The stomach is stapled and cut at the same time using a stapling device and sutures are applied to reinforce the staple line to minimize the chances of a leak.
During this surgery the stomach size is reduced; therefore, the patient can only eat a small amount of food and shall feel fuller much sooner than before the operation. Hormonal imbalance such as the decreased discharge of hunger hormones makes one feel less hungry than before. Gastric motility is also smoothened up causing the food to move quickly through the stomach and intestines. As a result, the amount of food intake is reduced compared to the time prior to the surgery which indicates that calorie intake is going to be reduced.
Apart from creating a new stomach with less capacity for food by this surgery, gastric sleeve surgery might significantly impact the hunger mechanism: Ghrelin is a hormone that induces hunger which is mostly released by the cells located at the end of the stomach; however, since the bottom part of the stomach is removed, less Ghrelin shall be released. That is why most patients suggest that despite eating less than before, they feel less hungry.
Sleeve surgery in iran


  • Weight loss following sleeve gastrectomy occurs due to several reasons:
  • A reduction in the volume of food that can be consumed at a time
  • A significant reduction in the levels of Ghrelin, a hormone responsible for generating hunger. Many patients also report a significant change in their food preferences, especially an aversion to sugars and carbohydrates
  • Inability of the residual stomach to expand, as the stretchable part of the stomach is removed and the part that is left behind is relatively less compliant. This makes the stomach able to accommodate a moderate intake of food, but does not allow one to overeat
  • The passage of food through the stomach is accelerated leading to early satiety which in effect reduces the intake without affecting the sense of satisfaction from eating.


Preparation for the Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • You must quit smoking before the surgery.
  • A few days prior to the surgery you must stop taking Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other blood thinners.
  • The night before the surgery you must not eat anything.
  • 2 weeks prior to the surgery, you must follow a specific diet.


Affordable gastric sleeve cost in Iran

While the quality and efficacy of gastric sleeve surgeries done in Iran as well as the patient satisfaction rate are very high, the cost of a gastric sleeve in Iran is among the lowest in the world.
The average cost of a gastric sleeve surgery in Iran is currently around $3000-3800Our team offers gastric sleeve surgery packages with the best bariatric surgeons in Tehran, Mashhad, and Shiraz.
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