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Gastric Sleeve Thailand

We did our first gastric sleeve surgeries in Thailand 8 years ago. Since then our competence of these surgeries have increased and today we have our own gastric sleeve center in Bangkok. Gastric sleeve is a modern weight loss surgery and sometimes life saving surgery for our clients who have fought with obesity for years. Having your gastric sleeve surgery in Thailand you will enjoy Thai hospitality when admitted in the beautiful hospital and in the recuperation apartment. Gastric Sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy surgery is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of your stomach, so you feel full faster and you are limited to how much you can eat. You can expect to lose between 50-60% of your excess weight with a gastric sleeve surgery.

Weight loss expectations to Gastric Sleeve

With a gastric sleeve surgery you can expect to lose 50-60% of your excess weight. Clients who get rid of bad habits and start living a healthier life with a good diet and regular exercise can expect to lose more than 60%. When you meet with our gastric surgeon he will talk to you about the surgery and the weight loss you can expect. You will also meet with a dietician and be educated on the food you should eat. Below you can see a few examples of expected weight loss for 3 different persons:

  • 170cm tall, 125 kgs BMI 43.3 in this example the excess weight is 60 kgs, hence the expected weight loss from gastric sleeve is 30 kgs or more.
  • 160 cm tall, 100 kgs BMI 39.1 in this example the excess weight is 43 kgs, hence the expected weight loss from the sleeve surgery is around 22 kgs.
  • 180 cm tall, 160 kgs BMI 49.4 in this example the excess weight is 87 kgs, hence the expected weight loss from the gastric sleeve surgery is around 44 kgs.
  • 155 cm tall, 90 kgs BMI 37.5, in this example the excess weight is 36 kgs, hence the expected weight loss from gastric sleeve is around 18 kgs and up.

The above examples are indicative of the weight loss that can be expected. Weight loss will vary from client to client.

Gastric sleeve Before After

Meet Michelle and Jennifer, they both had a gastric sleeve to help them lose weight. Both also had plastic surgery around 1 year after the weight loss to remove sagging skin. The below before and after pictures are after the completed plastic surgery. Jennifer, 22 was 157 kgs, and is now below 70 kgs. Michelle was 140 kgs and is now around 86 kgs.

gastric sleeve thailand before after

Watch Jennifer’s 91 kgs weight loss after Gastric Sleeve!

michelle before after gastric sleeve thailand

Gastric Sleeve Criteria

Gastric sleeve is a serious medical procedure. It makes your stomach 80% smaller and is not a reversible surgery. The main criteria for having this surgery as listed below:

  • BMI above 37 / or BMI above 32 with underlying diseases CLICK HERE FOR BMI CALCULATOR
  • Several unsuccessful attempts to lose weight via traditional means
  • Obese for 3-5 years minimum
  • Committed to changing your lifestyle to an active and healthy lifestyle
  • Understand the risks and possible complications of the surgery

To request a quote and evaluation for Gastric Sleeve CLICK HERE and fill in the evaluation form

Gastric Sleeve Surgeon and surgery

The gastric sleeve surgery is a keyhole surgery using laparoscopic equipment. It means a few small incisions are made, and the doctor uses camera technique to carry out the surgery. The gastric sleeve surgery takes around 2 hours to perform. You will be admitted to the hospital for 5 nights, and you will consult with a doctor to advice you on future diet. The laparoscopic Surgeon is Dr. Narong, an experienced surgeon specialised in Gastric Sleeve surgery. Dr. Narong is the head of Klang Hospital, Bangkok Obesity Clinic, a clinic he has setup at the Thai public hospital. Dr. Narong is also the head gastric sleeve surgeon at Samitivej Thonburi Hospital.

Preparation for Gastric Sleeve

We recommend you discuss with your GP about having a gastric sleeve.  You may also be required to have a sleep test to see if you are suffering from sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea (sleep apnea is when you stop breathing for a period during sleep) you will be required to bring your own CPAP machine to Thailand and to have used it for minimum 2 weeks prior to surgery.

Do I need to complete a sleep study ?

If you say yes to 3 or more of the below questions you should complete a sleep study before surgery:

1) Do you snore loudly?
2) Do you feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during the day ?
3) Have you been told you stop breathing during your sleep ?
4) Do you have high blood pressure or are treated for high blood pressure ?
5) Is your body mass index greater than 35 ?
6) Are you 50 years old or older?
7) Are you a male with neck circumference greater than 17 inches (42.5 cm), or a female with neck circumference greater than 16 inches (40 cm)?
8) Are you a male?
The sleep study will decide if you require a use a CPAP before surgery. Below you can see a CPAP machine illustrated. The machine applied a mild pressure to keep the airways open and ensure you receive enough oxygen during your sleep.
CPAP gastric sleeve

Next steps towards a gastric sleeve

Please contact us via email info@destinationbeauty.com or FILL IN THE EVALUATION FORM CLICK HERE!

 

Typical gastric sleeve process and flow

It all starts with you contacting Destination Beauty and filling in the evaluation form: FILL IN THE EVALUATION FORM CLICK HERE!

We will then discuss with Dr. Narong if you are a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery, assuming you are a good candidate we will confirm you are a good candidate and email you a quote as well.

You can then make a booking for surgery. You will need to spend around 3 weeks in Thailand, during that period you will be admitted 5 nights.

Most clients will be requested to complete a sleep study before having surgery. This is to determine is you have sleep apnea (sleep apnea is when you stop breathing for a period in your sleep). Clients with sleep apnea will need to use CPAP machine for minimum 14 nights before coming over for surgery. The CPAP machine help you breath when you are sleeping.

When you come to Thailand our driver will pick you up at the airport and send you to the luxury apartments where many of our clients stay. You will relax the first night at the hotel.

The next morning we will pick you up and drive you to the hospital where the pre operative checks will be begin. You will do a standard pre-surgery checkup and you will also have a gastroscope tests to see if you stomach is infected before surgery. You will typically meet a gastro intestinal doctor, a dietrician/endocrine doctor and of course you will consult with Dr. Narong our gastric sleeve surgeon.

After spending 2-3 nights in the serviced apartment you will be admitted to the hospital where you will have surgery. Admission is typically for 5 nights. The first night after surgery is usually spent in the intensive care unit. You will then transfer to the ward where you will spend the remaining 4 nights. You will likely be out of the bed on the day after surgery or maybe even the same day. Dr. Narong and our dietician will check up on  your while in hospital.

After spending 5 nights in hospital you will be picked up and sent back to the serviced apartment again. you will have a few more checkups while at the serviced apartment (we will pick you up and send you to and from the hospital.

While staying at the serviced apartment you will meet with our clients who had gastric sleeve or plastic surgery and you can join our afternoon tea activities every Tuesday and Thursday. You will also be offered nurse visits to you apartment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Gastric Sleeve resources and information

Below you will find different information you may find useful in terms of learning more about gastric sleeve in Thailand

Jennifer talks about 5 things about Gastric sleeve

‘5 things I wish I had known about gastric sleeve’ from destinationbeauty.com

Scot’s follow up with Dr. Narong

We meet up with Scot before Scot is going home to New Zealand after his Gastric Sleeve surgery in Thailand. Scot has lost 10 kgs after surgery, Scot was 202 kgs when he had the surgery.

Scot’s follow up with Dr. Narong after gastric sleeve! from destinationbeauty.com

Jennifer talks about her 91 kg weight loss after gastric sleeve

Jennifer’s 91 kgs weight loss after Gastric Sleeve and plastic surgery in Thailand from destinationbeauty.com

 

We catch up with Lance after his gastric sleeve surgery

Lance’s post op update on Gastric Sleeve in Bangkok with Dr Narong from destinationbeauty.com

Lance’s 14 days post surgery follow up with Dr. Narong

Lance’s follow up with Dr. Narong – 14 days post op Gastric Sleeve Bangkok. from destinationbeauty.com

Michelle talks about her experience with Gastric Sleeve 2 years after her surgery

Michelle’s Experience with Gastric Sleeve – Massive Weight Loss from destinationbeauty.com on Vimeo.

Dr. Narong talks about gastric sleeve and bypass and other points

Dr. Narong – What you need to know about Gastric Sleeve in Thailand from destinationbeauty.com