The number of patients going abroad for gastric surgery is rapidly increasing in the UK – the main factors being very competitive pricing in hospitals outside of the United Kingdom. However, most of the patients going for a gastric sleeve surgery abroad, or gastric plication surgery abroad, still find it difficult to decide which one is better for them.
Vilnius, Lithuania -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2015 -- The best answer to this can only be provided by the operating surgeon – however, there are some guidelines that can help one decide on which of these two popular surgeries could be most suitable for them.
While both of these surgeries provide with exactly the same results, gastric plication seems to become a more popular option between international patients.
Gastric Plication Surgery Abroad – things to consider
Gastric plication surgery functions much like the gastric sleeve by creating a smaller stomach that restricts the amount of food you can eat. The results are promising: substantial weight loss, drastic improvement of obesity-related health problems and a low complication rate.
Patients can expect to lose from 40% to 100% of their excess body weight within the first two years after the surgery. Many medical conditions related to obesity (hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea etc.) usually improve after this type of weight loss surgery.
Laparoscopic gastric plication surgery is a restrictive procedure that shrinks the size of the stomach by making large folds in the stomach's lining, thereby making the patient feel full sooner. In most cases, the stomach size is reduced by about 75% during the procedure.
The gastric plication procedure is performed laparoscopically, meaning the surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen through which surgical tools are passed.
One of the advantages of the gastric plication surgery abroad is that there is no removal of stomach tissue, which means that the risks of complications after such surgery are significantly lower, and this is one of the main reasons why people from the UK, when going to another country for a gastric surgery, choose the plication surgery over gastric sleeve surgery abroad.
Both, the gastric sleeve, and the gastric plication surgery, provide long term weight loss results: rapid weight loss and less hunger.
Gastric surgeons at Kardiolita private hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania, perform many gastric surgeries daily, while offering patients a very competitive price package, world-class hospitals quality level of services, and the highest comfort - please send an enquiry at: http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/send-message or call +44 (0) 203 290 0070.
Kardiolita is the leading private general hospital in Lithuania, accredited by the JCI and working by the highest industry standards. Established in 1998 Kardiolita provides full range of medical services – from comprehensive diagnostics to various surgical treatments within many medical areas. Kardiolita employs 200+ highly qualified Lithuanian doctors with extensive international experience and treatment performance of more than 45+ medical areas. The hospital has long-term experience in treating international patients.
Private Hospital "Kardiolita"
Phone: +44 (0) 203 290 0070
Laisves Av. 64a, Vilnius, Lithuania