Sleeve Gastrectomy in Spain

1 clinic(s) offering Sleeve Gastrectomy treatment in Spain
Vithas Xanit International Hospital Verified

Xanit International Hospital is the leading private hospital on the Costa del Sol. It is located in Benalmádena, approximately 15 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Marbella. We provide complete bariatric surgical care and have the expertise to manage the most challenging and complex conditions. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery and follow-up care after surgery.

I am delighted with the treatment I received at the Vithas Xanit International Hospital, not only with my operation, but also with the follow-up that has been done to my daughter, who is also a patient of this wonderful hospital. All the staff of the center and the doctors who have followed my case have treated me with great kindness and have explained at every moment the steps to follow. We visited this hospital before because my wife and I had a medical check-up and we were delighted. Thanks again to those responsible for Patient Care, Nursing, Physicians, etc. for their professionalism and kindness these days. Estoy encantado con el trato que he recibido en el Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, ya no solo con mi operación, sino también con el seguimiento que se le ha hecho a mi hija, que también es paciente de este estupendo hospital. Todo el personal del centro y los doctores que han seguido mi caso me han tratado con una gran amabilidad y me han explicado en cada momento los pasos a seguir. Ya visitamos este hospital con anterioridad porque mi mujer y yo nos hicimos un chequeo médico y quedamos encantados. Dar las gracias de nuevo a las responsables de Atención al Paciente, Enfermería, Médicos, etc. por su profesionalidad y amabilidad en estos días.
June 2018
My visit to the hospital was excellent, not only for the treatment received but also for the professionalism of the specialists who treated me. I have been very satisfied with the service they have given me. Mi visita al hospital fue excelente, no sólo por el trato recibido sino también por la profesionalización de los especialistas que me atendieron. He quedado muy satisfecho con el servicio que me han prestado.
June 2018
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What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that helps you lose weight by reducing the size and capacity of the stomach. It is a permanent procedure that results in the stomach encompassing only 15% of its original size. The intestines are not removed or bypassed and food is absorbed in the same way. However, after a sleeve gastrectomy you feel full rather quickly and hunger pains are reduced.

 

Why do you feel full faster? The part of the stomach that is removed in a sleeve gastrectomy is the part that was most likely to expand and allow an individual to eat more. Sleeve gastrectomy reduces the level of ghrelin, or “hunger hormone”, permitting pains to be significantly reduced.

 

Sleeve gastrectomy is offered to patients whose Body Mass Index, or BMI, is too high for other types of surgery to be performed. For example, if your BMI is over 50 your doctor may recommend a sleeve gastrectomy to help you lose weight before undertaking other surgeries, such as a gastric bypass.

 

Sleeve gastrectomy is also a good option when a patient has additional complicated health needs, such as a heart or lung problems, as well as being overweight.

 

A Good Candidate for Sleeve Gastrectomy

You may be eligible for sleeve gastrectomy surgery if your BMI is higher than 35. People who have severe cholesterol and diabetes complications should consider this surgery as well. However, patients must be prepared to make substantial changes in their eating habits and lifestyle.

 

Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed under a general anesthetic using a surgical procedure called laparoscopy – sometimes known as “key-hole “surgery.

 

After the stomach is inflated, a surgeon makes a number of small incisions in the abdomen, rather than the large single incision used in traditional surgery. The laparoscope, or viewing tube, is inserted to perform the procedure.

 

During a sleeve gastrectomy, surgeons remove part of the stomach and the open edges are then re-attached leaving a banana shaped tube or sleeve.

 

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery usually takes less than one hour to complete. This shorter time of surgery is particularly beneficial for patients with heart or lung problems.