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Gastric Sleeve in Iran

What Is Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric Sleeve, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a kind of body surgery by which you can reach your ideal weight quickly. During this surgery, about 80% of the stomach is removed and takes on a banana's size and shape. 

In sleeve gastrectomy, the amount of food you can eat is reduced by limiting the size of the stomach. In addition, this method causes hormonal changes that help lose weight. These hormonal changes also help you eliminate complications associated with being overweight, including high blood pressure and heart diseases. 

In general, sleeve gastrectomy is usually performed when other weight reduction methods such as going on a diet and doing physical activity have not worked.

Sleeve Gastrectomy in Iran: The Best Candidates

If you have any of the following conditions, you are a good candidate for doing a sleeve gastrectomy in Iran:

  • Having BMI above 35;
  • Having various diseases caused by obesity such as diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea; and 
  • Having problems in doing daily activities and exercising due to obesity.


It is noteworthy that the best age for performing sleeve gastrectomy is between 18 and 50. Also, remember that the patient's mental and physical condition can affect the result of the operation; so, if you have a life-threatening disease, you are not an ideal candidate for sleeve gastrectomy surgery.

Possible Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy in Iran

Gastric sleeve surgery is a relatively safe procedure. However, like all major surgeries, it has some possible risks and complications. Short-term complications of gastric sleeve surgery include bleeding, infection, blood clots, pulmonary or respiratory problems, and anesthesia side effects. The long-term complications of this surgery also include bowel obstruction, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Hypoglycemia, vomiting, and malnutrition.

Cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy in Iran

The cost of sleeve gastrectomy in Iran depends on various factors such as the surgery's complexity, the hospital's facilities, the surgeon’s reputation, etc. Private clinics usually charge more than hospitals because of their more modern equipment. Also, skilled and famous surgeons are paid slightly higher than less reputable ones. On average, the cost of sleeve gastrectomy in Iran is between $3,500 and $5,000.

Why Is Iran a Proper Destination for Sleeve Gastrectomy?

In Iran, surgical procedures are not the first option for losing weight; the doctors recommend the patients try exercising, changing eating habits, reducing food intake, etc. However, in some cases, undergoing weight-loss surgery is the only option. Although Iran has the best plastic surgeons and the most facilitated medical centres in the Middle East, the cost of weight-loss surgeries such as sleeve gastrectomy is much more affordable than in other countries. Considering all aspects of sleeve gastrectomy, such as its cost, procedure, recovery period, and follow-up care, Iran is the best destination for the ones who want a perfect body as quickly and efficiently as possible.


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