Gastric sleeve surgery is performed to remove a big portion of your stomach, making you feel full sooner after eating.
According to Ralph Peterli, MD, of Claraspital in Basel in Switzerland, in a single-center study, patients who underwent the procedure lost an average 57.4% of excessive body mass index (BMI) over five years, and colleagues reported online in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
“The main weight loss occurred in the first postoperative year and appeared in the following years, for the most part, stable,” they wrote.
Thousands of people are looking for those benefits in the Dominican Republic, a country with a booming Medical Travel industry that welcomes international patients mainly from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean islands.
Remember, gastric sleeve surgery implies:
- Removing a big portion of your stomach
- You will feel full sooner after eating
- You will lose weight quickly because you will not be able to eat as much
- Your smaller stomach will secrete fewer hunger-causing hormones which means you won’t feel as hungry
“If you are 80 or more pounds overweight, gastric sleeve surgery may be one of the safest and most reliable options for significant, fast, and long-term weight loss,” stated Dr. John Rabkin on Bariatric Surgery Source.
Based on a testimonial posted on Bariatric Surgery Source, patients experience changes in their quality of life.
“One of the first things I noticed when I started rapidly losing weight was relief on my knees and better able to run/move. I just assumed I had arthritis until I got gastric sleeve surgery and felt how much better my knees were. Now I don’t think I have arthritis; I think I was just too big before surgery. My blood pressure also went down, and I’m not depressed anymore from the embarrassment of being a ‘big person.’”
How much gastric sleeve cost in the Dominican Republic
In the Dominican Republic, the average cost of the gastric sleeve surgery is 5,625 USD, while its price ranges 2,500 USD and 9,500 USD.
The amount comes from 206 member reviews on RealSelf, a trusted source for people considering an elective cosmetic treatment, and it comes within a package that covers the medical and logistics expenses within the location/destination.
Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, and Santiago are the primary destinations for those seeking to make a substantial health change, which impacts your attitude.
The gastric sleeve cost in the Dominican Republic is included in a package that features:
1. Consultation with the surgeon.
2. Preoperative tests.
3. General Anesthetic.
4. Surgery by da Vinci robotic system.
5. Hospitalization of 5-7 nights.
6. Postoperative care.
7. Airport transfers.
8. Free evaluation of medical questionnaire among many others, based on the choice of the performing health provider and the location.
- Also read: 8 benefits of the gastric sleeve surgery