Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass

Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass

Bariatric surgery can be life-changing. Not only does it provide significant weight loss, but it also improves the overall quality of your life. But which form of bariatric surgery should you choose?

Wellness Kliniek always strives for the highest quality level of care and safety performing two of the most common types of bariatric procedures: the Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Gastric Bypass. Both are performed laparoscopically to today’s standards, with enhanced safety, augmented efficacy and less invasiveness. They can both help you lose more than half of your excess body weight.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass Details:

  • Surgery: 1 to 2 hours
  • General anaesthesia
  • Incision: 4 scars smaller than 1 cm and one scar 3-5 cm
  • Overnight stay: 1 night
  • Recovery: 2 weeks
  • Bandages: 5 postoperative adhesive plasters

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When are you eligible for a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The Sleeve Gastrectomy is a solution for overweight people. Especially for people who have already tried different diets and do not manage to lose enough weight. 

The Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a common procedure for weight loss. This operation is extremely safe and effective, performed by the laparoscopic technique.

During this operation we reduce the stomach to a "sleeve-shape", hence the name. Only 4 incisions of one centimeter and one incision of five cm are made in the abdomen. With staples we create this smaller stomach. The continuity to the esophagus and small intestine is maintained. Just like the sphincter muscle at the transition from the stomach to the small intestine. The part of the stomach that remains is less extensible. Because of this the stomach will empty less quickly and no Dumping Syndrome can occur.

This adaptation mainly ensures that the amount of food you can eat during a meal is greatly reduced. Without feeling hungry and with a prolonged feeling of satiety. Everything you eat is also digested. So, there can be no food shortages.

What can you expect?

The results of a stomach reduction are often spectacular. You will eat less and eventually lose 70 to 80% of your excess weight.

Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery recovery

In order to obtain the best results, good postoperative support is important. Usually you come back for consultation after 1, 2, 3 and 6 months so that we can follow you up properly. We always discuss the next step towards "your new self". Of course, you can always ask questions.

During the first consultation in the Wellness Kliniek, this procedure and what it entails will be clearly discussed. 

Gastric Bypass

Are you suitable for a Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass is particularly suitable for people who still have difficulty getting rid of their excess weight despite repeated diets. It is especially useful for people who are addicted to sweets, pasta and sugary drinks.

The Gastric Bypass procedure

Gastric bypass is a commonly performed surgery for weight loss and is extremely safe and efficient. With this operation, the volume of the stomach is reduced to the size of a shot glass with a volume of 15 to 25 ml. Only four incisions of one centimeter and one incision of three centimeters are made in the abdomen. A small gastric reservoir and a new stomach outlet are then created. With the help of small clamps, we ensure that this part no longer has any connection to the rest of the stomach. The new small stomach outlet ensures that the stomach does not empty too quickly (Dumping Syndrome).

Because of these two adjustments, the food will feel more satisfying over a longer period of time. You will eat less, which will make you lose weight. The food goes straight into the small intestine via the small stomach outlet. After that, it will no longer pass through the rest of the stomach and the duodenum. This part is thus bridged or "bypassed". 

The end of the duodenum is reconnected to the small intestine, 80 to 150 cm further than the connection between the new stomach and the small intestinal part. This new connection ensures that the necessary digestive juices are added to the food. This is necessary for a normal and healthy digestion. 

What can you expect after a Gastric Bypass?

After a gastric bypass you will eat less food than before. As a result, you will eventually lose 70 to 80% of your excess weight. The absorption of fats will be reduced and you will have a lasting feeling of satiety.

Recovery after Gastric Bypass surgery

After the operation, Wellness Kliniek offers post-operative care. In this way we can follow the recovery well. As a rule, you will return for a consultation after 1, 2, 3 and 6 months. We will then discuss the next step towards "your new self" each time. Of course, there is always the possibility to ask questions. 

At the first consultation in Wellness Kliniek everything will be clearly discussed and you can ask all necessary questions. 

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Our strengths

Top Surgeons

Our team of aesthetic surgeons are amongst the most experienced and qualified in their field. They will make sure that you are well-informed, offered honest advice, assured, comfortable and safe during every stage of your procedure. 

State of the Art Facility

Located in the heart of Genk, Wellness Kliniek is a state of the art aesthetic clinic with private operating facilities specialising in aesthetic treatments and surgery.  The Wellness Kliniek operates to the highest standards with highly qualified doctors, surgeons and dentists and skilled nursing staff. 

Excellent Service

We make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of weight loss surgery does the Wellness Kliniek perform?
We perform two of the most common bariatric procedures. Namely the Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Gastric Bypass. Both procedures are the most safe and effective methods of stomach reduction.
Will I lose weight immediately after a stomach reduction?
Yes, you will. You will lose weight immediately after the procedure. In the first few weeks you will also follow a postoperative diet. This will help you lose weight more quickly.
What weight loss and other health benefits can I expect after a stomach reduction?
The results are spectacular. With both the sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric bypass you will lose more than half of your excess weight. We also see that other complaints and disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, too high cholesterol and joint complaints diminish or even disappear.
Will my life expectancy improve after the operation?
If you are overweight, you are more likely to suffer from conditions such as diabetes, fatty liver, high blood pressure, excess cholesterol and so on. The risk of dying more quickly (and unexpectedly) as a result is greater. If you lose weight after a stomach reduction, these risks decrease and your life expectancy improves.
How long before I can move normally?
After the operation, it is important to take it easy, but still get enough exercise. Go for a walk at a leisurely pace every day and build it up. Always listen to your body. About three weeks after the operation you may exercise again and move intensively as before. After all, exercise contributes to a faster recovery.

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