Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

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Gastric Sleeve in Istanbul

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formedi clinic Turkey

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Y Elbaz, 23 March 2022

Great clinic - would recommend. Great service, precision and great medical coordination for patients to feel at-ease. I was impressed by the level of professionalism and the attention given to patients. It's always a bit stressful to use an overseas clinic but Formedi made it very easy to engage with and gave due attention to patients alongside very relevant advice for success.

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e-TurkishDoctors Healthcare Services

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Sandra, 20 December 2021

Recently I had Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Dr. Celik and his team and I would like to say a few things about the surgery and his team. I really had a hard time making a decision. I was 265 lb. A friend of mine told me that I could have Gastric Sleeve Surgery and I could get rid of excess weight. There were lots of questions in my mind; Where could I have the surgery? Who is the best surgeon for this kind of surgery? Is Turkey safe? What happens if there is a complication? blah blah.. After deep research and a long period of consideration, I decided to have the surgery with Dr.Celik. It was the best decision I've ever made in my life after marriage.

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SALUSS Medical Center

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İsa Sari, 18 December 2020

I came from England. I had treatment with SALUSS . They are very professional and experienced. I sugget you as well.

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Anna Hassam, 23 October 2021

so good, the whole team were amazing and the aftercare was just what i needed after the surgery

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NewMe Health Clinic

NewMe Health Clinic, located in Sirinyali, Antalya, Turkey offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 19 available procedures, across 4 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure ranges from ₹232,712 to ₹251,329, whilst the national average price is approximately ₹279,552. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 6 in total, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Asya Hospital

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Orhan Birinci, 11 July 2020

Thanks to Dietician Ferdi Bey, I dropped from 82 kilos to 66 kilos. Although the prices are slightly expensive, it is a place that deserves it.

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

From 127 verified reviews

Fatma Özer, 20 September 2020

Girişte sizi muhteşem bir enerjiyle karşılayan çalışanların olduğu ve bu enerjinin tüm katlara yayıldığı bir hastane. Özellikle karşılamada görevli hanımefendiye ayrıca teşekkür ederim 🙏

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Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals

Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, located in Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 15 available procedures, across 6 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure ranges from ₹353,879 to ₹353,879, whilst the national average price is approximately ₹279,552. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: JCI AccreditedISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization

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Kesler Clinic

Kesler Clinic, located in Cerkezkoy, Tekirdag, Turkey offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 4 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Gastric Sleeve procedures at Kesler Clinic, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately ₹279,552. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 6 in total, and they are accredited by TTB - Turkish Medical Association

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Medlife Group

From 8 verified reviews

Football View, 25 February 2020

Thanks to Ekins amazing customer service via WhatsApp I have booked 1 procedure and now considering to book more. She is absolutely patient, I have asked so many questions, yet she always stays consistent. Professional 100%. Thank you Ekin

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What is a Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

Gastric sleeve surgery, called vertical sleeve gastrectomy by medical professionals, is a surgical procedure to decrease the size of the stomach to around 80% to 90% of its original size. The remaining stomach is a tubular sleeve-like pouch that resembles a banana. Gastric sleeve surgery is reversible and helps people lose a significant proportion of their body weight. People who undergo this operation feel fuller faster, which reduces overeating significantly. The procedure also reduces the body’s ability to produce a hunger hormone called ghrelin. The reduced level of this surgery causes people to feel hungry less often. Naturally, as they lower the amount of food they consume, the weight will start to burn off the body.

Gastric Sleeve is now one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures (procedures that cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold) in the world. It brings profound changes to life for those with morbid obesity, such as:

  • Help lose excess weight of around 60% to 70% within one year of surgery.
  • Eliminate health conditions due to excess weight and obesity, such as diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension, fatty liver disease, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), joint pain, and sleep apnea,
  • Decrease the desire to eat and reduction in hunger sensation.
  • Improvement in quality of life. You may even be able to consume all types of food but in much smaller quantities.

Thanks to its high-quality service, advanced medical technology, and competitive prices, people flock to Turkey to undergo a gastric sleeve surgery. Two of the most popular cities in Turkey for gastric sleeve are Istanbul and Antalya.

What are the qualifying conditions to undergo Gastric Sleeve in Turkey?

Like in other parts of the world, not everyone can undergo Gastric Sleeve surgery in Turkey. This procedure is only considered an option when other vigorous attempts to improve your exercise habits and diet, as well as the use of medications for weight-loss, have not worked. In addition, you also need to meet other criteria to be eligible for gastric sleeve surgery. The requirements are as follows:

  • You have morbid obesity (your body mass index (BMI) score is 40 or higher)
  • You have obesity (your BMI score is around 35 to 39), and you have at least one significant obesity-related health problems.

In certain cases, you may be allowed to undergo gastric sleeve surgery if you are overweight (BMI of 30 to 34.9) and you have a significant weight-related health condition that may put you at risk.

Besides these criteria, you must also be willing to make permanent changes to your lifestyle. You will have to live a healthy lifestyle and participate in long-term follow-up plans that include monitoring lifestyle and behavior, your nutrition, and medical conditions.

What can you expect from a Gastric Sleeve procedure in Turkey?

In the weeks leading up to your gastric sleeve surgery, you may need to stop any tobacco use and start a physical activity program before you even travel to Turkey.

Right before the surgery starts, you will be given a general anesthetic, which is a medicine that puts you into a very deep sleep and keeps you comfortable during the surgery.

In some cases, gastric sleeve surgery may be done with traditional large (open) incisions in the abdomen). However, gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is mostly performed as a minimally invasive procedure. This involves the use of a laparoscope (a long, thin tube with a light, a tiny camera, and various instruments attached to its end).

With minimally invasive surgery, your surgeon will create several small incisions in your abdomen to insert the laparoscope. Your surgeon will then divide your stomach into two unequal portions and cut away around 80% of the outer curved part of the stomach. The edges of the remaining stomach are sutured or stapled together, leaving a banana-shaped stomach that is only around 20% to 25% of its original size. The surgeon then closes the small incisions in your abdomen with surgical stitches or sutures.

The surgery usually takes around 45 to 60 minutes to perform. Once the surgery is complete, you will be moved to the recovery room to be monitored by the surgical team for any complications. You will stay in the recovery room for another hour or so while you wake up from the anesthesia.

How long should I stay in Turkey after my Gastric Sleeve?

Most gastric sleeve patients have to stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days following their surgery. After you are discharged from the hospital, you should not leave Turkey right away. Aim to stay in the country for at least 7 to 8 days post-surgery for the initial recovery period. During your stay, you may need to attend follow-up checkups where your surgeon monitors your overall condition and remove any surgical stitches.

On the plus side, you have the beautiful scenery and environment of Turkey during this time. If you choose to get your Gastric Sleeve in Antalya, for example, you can watch the blue ocean while you recover.

How long does it take to recover from Gastric Sleeve?

During the first week, you may experience some belly pain due to the incision on the abdomen. In general, the pain is easily manageable. You should start to feel much more comfortable around two weeks after surgery. Still, it typically takes around 6 to 8 weeks until your stomach heals completely. If your job is physically inactive, you can return to work in 1 to 2 weeks, but if your job is physically demanding, then you may need a little more time before you are allowed to return to work, usually around six weeks following surgery. You will be encouraged to get out of bed and walk around as soon as 3 to 4 hours after surgery, but exercise should be avoided for at least 6 to 8 weeks.

Although you should be recovered entirely within eight weeks, it is common to experience fatigue, body aches, dry skin, and mood changes during the first several months after your surgery as your body reacts to the rapid weight loss.

Your surgeon will give you aftercare instructions that you have to follow during your recovery period, including activity restrictions and dietary guidelines. Following the surgery, you need to start by consuming smooth and soft foods, then progress to eat more solid food. The particular diet will vary between patients, depending on your tolerance of certain foods after gastric sleeve. It is vital, however, that you eat enough protein and takes supplements following your surgery. In general, the diet after gastric sleeve in Turkey include:

  • Day 1 – clear liquid diet. Your surgeon may allow you to drink water a few hours following your surgery.
  • Day 2 to 14 – full liquid diet, including yogurt, milk, protein shakes, broth, and juices.
  • Week 3 to 5 – soft food diet. After week 5, regular food will be introduced, and you will be encouraged to eat a small amount of food each time. You also have to avoid consuming simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, and focus on consuming foods with a lot of fiber. A diet that is rich in fiber can support your weight loss after surgery.

You can combine your gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey with a holiday, but note that there will be some restrictions to your activity. Make sure to check with your surgeon first before you travel to avoid any complications. It is best that you stay in the same city as or around 1 to 2 hours away from the hospital you got your gastric sleeve in, in case you need to visit your surgeon unexpectedly quickly.

How much weight will I lose after a Gastric Sleeve in Turkey?

The weight loss process starts right after the surgery. In the first two weeks, you should expect to lose around 10 to 20 pounds (4.5 – 9 kilograms). Then you will continue to lose approximately 35% to 45% of your excess weight within the first three months and 50% to 60% within the first six months. By the first year, you should lose approximately 60% to 70% of your excess weight. Most gastric sleeve patients reach their lowest weight within 12 to 24 months following their surgery.

Remember that gastric sleeve is not a cure for weight problems but a powerful tool to help you lose and manage your weight. Weight regain after gastric sleeve is possible, which means you must make healthy lifestyle changes in order to get optimum and long-term results of gastric sleeve. This includes following a dietary guideline that your dietitian gives. Your dietitian will create a personalized food list that you can eat to suit your particular need and personal taste. Besides changing the food you eat, you also need to change how you eat. Instead of eating three big meals a day, it is recommended that you consume between four and six smaller meals each day. You also need to chew slowly and thoroughly and possibly take dietary supplements on a lifelong basis.

Physical activity is vital to help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss as well. Your surgeon may have specific recommendations for you regarding your fitness program. In general, you should gradually increase the intensity or length of your exercise over time to maximize your weight loss.

Is there a high success rate for Gastric Sleeve Surgeries in Turkey?

With improved surgical techniques and the experience of the surgeons, the gastric sleeve has become a safe and effective procedure. The success rate of gastric sleeves in Turkey is approximately 80% to 90%. However, every medical treatment has a failure rate, and complications can still occur during and after surgery. Some of the main risks and complications of gastric sleeve surgery are bleeding, blood clots, leakage from the staple line, heartburn, weight regain, excess skin, and vitamin or nutrient deficiency.

Gastric sleeve in Turkey may lead to death, but it is very rare and uncommon. As long as you choose the right hospital with international accreditation and a highly experienced and qualified surgeon, there is nothing to worry about.

Why is Turkey such a popular destination for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

A considerable number of international medical tourists travel to Turkey every year to undergo gastric sleeve surgery because the country offers many attractive benefits. These include:

  • Internationally accredited hospitals and experienced surgeons – one of the main reasons why Turkey is very popular among those who want to undergo gastric sleeve surgery is its high number of internationally accredited hospitals. There are over 30 Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals in Turkey, and many of them offer gastric sleeve surgery. With international accreditations, patients can be sure to receive the highest level of care. These hospitals also boast the most advanced technology and techniques for gastric sleeve surgery, as well as top-notch services so patients can feel comfortable before, during, and after their surgery. In addition, the surgeons are highly experienced and skilled. Some of the surgeons have over 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 successful gastric surgeries. Many people who had gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey leave positive reviews about their hospital and the results they get.
  • More affordable gastric sleeve – in general, gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey can be 70% cheaper than in most Western countries. This means you can get slim in Turkey with lower prices than what you have to pay in your home country. For example, the price of gastric sleeve in the United States ranges from 8,500 USD to 30,500 USD, while in Turkey, the price of the same procedure can start from as low as 3,900 USD. The price of gastric sleeve in Turkey is often all-inclusive and may include 3 to 4 nights hospital stay, post-operation physician and dietitian support, post-operation medication, transport, and accommodation in 4-star hotels. The best thing is, you don’t have to sacrifice the quality of gastric sleeve surgery here. Those who try gastric sleeve to get slim in Turkey always leave good reviews.

One of the most popular cities for gastric sleeve in Turkey is Istanbul. Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is the most popular for gastric sleeve surgery in Istanbul. Another popular destination for gastric sleeve is Antalya.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 10/02/2022.

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