Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. It is a restrictive type of surgery which provides long term results because of making the stomach smaller and thus helping people to lose weight easier by making them feel full after eating small portion meals.
Our doctors are extremely experienced. Jaroslav Tvaruzek M.D., has performed over 1200 gastric sleeve surgeries and Igor Simonik M.D. performs more than 200 gastric sleeve surgeries each 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 a clinic located between Prague and Brno, which is well known for its personal approach. You can fly to Prague, Brno or Vienna and our team will transport you to the clinic free of charge. You will not need to book accommodation as you will stay at the state of the art clinic.
Within a day you will get to know all the doctors and nurses at the clinic. The persons accompanying you may stay with you in one of the 2-3 bedroom apartment with full service. The clinic serves only a small number of guests at any given time. So, you can rest assured that you will receive intimate and personalised care from very attentive doctors and nurses. The state of the art clinic is located in the beautiful Czech countryside. Its intimate and secluded environment will help you rest and recover fully until you are ready to leave. The cornerstone was laid by the Pope John Paul II in 1990. Therefore on the same floor as our patients are accommodated is a small chapel for praying.
You can read more about the experience of our patients on an independent server Trustpilot where we currently score:
I am now 2 weeks after surgery and have lost a stone in weight
I had a gastric sleeve and travelled from the UK alone. I was nervous and excited at the same time. When I arrived at the Prague airport I was collected by a driver and he took me to his very immaculately clean vehicle. On the day of the operation I was greeted by the surgeon and aneathatist, some nurses came in with a gown and got me ready to be wheeled down, the next thing I was being spoken to and sent off to sleep pain free. The next thing I was being woken up by the surgeon and the operation was complete, I felt slight discomfort in my tummy and as soon as I told the nurses they was giving me pain relief. This was how it was for the full week, the nurses are there within seconds when you buzz them. The room I stayed in had its own shower and toilet and the hospital is very clean. Every day a doctor comes to see you. By about day 4 I was feeling so much better, I went home on day 6. Travelling home alone was ok, my advice would be take it easy and don’t rush. The surgery is much much cheaper than the uk, iif you don’t mind having not many English speaking nurses I recommend this place for surgery. I would also say that travelling alone is fine as you are met and taken to and from the airport. I am now 2 weeks after surgery and have lost a stone in weight, any questions or concerns I have are still answered. I have given my details to Jana to answer any questions you may have, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help.Joanna Rowe, UKMay 25, 2018
Position: Senior Treatment Abroad Consultant
Languages: English and Czech
Role: Free consultations over the phone, customer service, patient coordination
The price of the Gastric Sleeve package includes:
Gastric Sleeve Surgery and the Da Vinci Robot
Your surgery is performed by one of our board certified surgeons. Our clinical director and head surgeon, Dr. Tvaruzek, is one of the best robotic surgical specialists in this country with more than 10 years experience with the Da Vinci Robot. He also speaks
English and German fluently. His medical team performs weight loss surgeries and other robotic operations on daily basis and
have performed over 1000 Gastric sleeves operations.
During the surgery the surgeon divides the stomach removing a portion of it so that it's becomes a much smaller. Then, in a process sometimes called stomach stapling the small part of the stomach is sewn or stapled together to make a pouch,
which can hold only a cup or so of food. With such a small stomach, people feel full quickly and eat less. This strategy is also called restrictive, since the new stomach size restricts how much food it can hold.
Post-surgery weight loss is often dramatic. On average, patients lose 60% of their extra weight. For example, a person weighing
159 kilos (350 pound) person is 91 kilos (200 pounds) overweight would drop about 54 kilos (120 pounds). Many
weight-related health problems improve or even disappear after gastric bypass surgery. The most common are diabetes, high blood
pressure, asthma, and obstructive sleep apnea. But losing weight and keeping it off takes lasting lifestyle changes, like eating
several small meals a day and getting regular exercise.
Benefits of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery with PRAGA MEDICA: