All our doctors are well experienced. Jaroslav Tvaruzek M.D. has performed over 1500 gastric sleeve surgeries and Igor Simonik M.D. performs more than 200 gastric sleeve surgeries every year. A patient that weighs 120kg will lose on average 30-40 kg in the first year after the surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery is performed in the clinic located between Prague and Brno, well known for its personal approach. Therefore, you can fly to Prague, Brno or Vienna.
You will not need to book accommodation as you will stay at the state-of-the-art clinic. The clinic serves only a small number of guests at any given time. You can rest assured that you will receive intimate and personalized care from very attentive doctors and nurses.
The state-of-the-art clinic is located in the beautiful Czech countryside. It's intimate and secluded environment will help you rest and recover fully until you are ready to leave. The cornerstone was laid by Pope John Paul II in 1990.
Surgery PerformanceThe more you know about what to expect, the less nervous you will be. The morning of your procedure, you will have your preoperative tests done and an English-speaking internist will examine you. After that, you will have a gastroscopy and ultrasound examination. If there are no ulcers found, the surgery can be done by the Da Vinci Robotic technology.
After the surgery you will spend 2 – 3 hours in the intensive care unit, then you will be taken to the inpatient ward. Your surgeon will come back for the check-up. If everything goes well, you will be able to go back home within 4 days after the surgery.
Before you leave, you will receive your personal diet plan. It is very important to digest smaller portions of food.
The capacity of your stomach is smaller as a part of the stomach is removed. The stomach is cut vertically and sewed together so that it leaves a banana-shaped sleeve. The stomach gets full up with a very small portion and produces less Ghrelin, the “hunger” hormone. As a result, the patient gets used to eating a little amount of food and loses weight.