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Losing excess weight and reaching the ideal shape have become accessible after the emergence of bariatric surgeries. And Turkey is one of the most famous countries in weight loss operations because international patients find Turkey an affordable and safe destination.  

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass in Turkey is appealing for many reasons, not only affordability. 

The Benefit Of Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Abroad 

Affordable Treatment Cost

RYGB treatment costs in medical tourism countries are 70% - 90% less than the prices in Europe, North America, and other countries. Meaning you will save money.

Accredited State-Of-The-Art Medical Facilities 

Medical facilities abroad have state-of-the-art infrastructure and the latest medical technology, which you will not find in most other parts of the world.

In countries like Turkey, public and private clinics feature the latest medical instruments, including robotic surgery and sophisticated patient monitoring systems. So, medical tourists trust these facilities and feel the staff will deliver 100% satisfaction. 

Easy Visa Process 

Medical tourism hubs like Turkey, Poland, and Hungary facilitate the visa process for international patients. In these destinations, the visa is obtained immediately via an online procedure that will only take minutes to complete.

Highly Qualified and Experienced Doctors 

The surgeons are internationally trained specialists with vast experience managing complex cases. The doctors have expertise in advanced medical care and remain updated with the recent developments in their field of specialization.  

Tips For Choosing Weight Loss Treatment Clinic Abroad 

  • Have a clear expectation of the results: understand the necessary procedure plan. 
  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how often they performed the treatment.
  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 
  • Research the condition of the clinic before booking. It's recommended to visit the clinic before booking and finalizing the procedure. Talk to the staff and past patients.
  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 

Ideal Candidate For Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure Abroad

The minimum base criteria to be met is for someone with obesity and a body mass index of around 35 or more. The age can range from person to person.

RYGB Weight Loss Surgery Cost Abroad

The factors that affect RYGB treatment abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.


Estimate Cost


€11,000 - €17,000




€3550 - €3750



 Learn more about Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (47 Clinics)

Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Accredited by JCI
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ treatments(operations) last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital Verified
  • Biggest private hospital in Istanbul
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • Internationally trained surgeons
  • JCI accredited clinic
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Erdem Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Erdem Hospital Verified
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Uses the top-notch technology
  • 20,000 square meters
  • 150-bed capacity
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Sisli Hospital Verified
  • Popular by international patients
  • 200 bed capacity
  • JCI-Certified
  • Has an advanced medical technology
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
Florence Nightingale Istanbul Verified
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • Premium facility
  • Follows the latest treatment trends
  • 700 bed capacity
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Verified
  • 90% would recommend
  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Leed Gold Certified
  • 231 patient rooms
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Kent Hospital
Izmir, Turkey
Kent Hospital Verified
  • 95% would recommend
  • Advanced technology investment
  • 1000+ treatments last year
  • Founded in 2008
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital Verified
  • One of Turkey's largest hospitals
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • High review rate
  • Online doctor consultations
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Liv Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Liv Hospital Verified
  • 95% would recommend
  • Online doctor consultation
  • Great location
  • Open weekends
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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
Koç Healthcare Institutions Verified
  • Follows strict standards to deliver exceptional services
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Founded in 1997
  • Internationally recognized surgeons
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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Prof. Cuneyt Kayaalp, on Apr 26, 2023

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Recovery Time

Recovery from the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery takes about three to six weeks. Right after the surgery, the patient must adopt a restricted lifestyle and exercise habits to ensure a faster recovery. 

To optimize successful recovery, the patient should follow the surgeon's post-operative instructions, including follow-ups and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass diet. 

How Is Roux-En-Y Gastric Procedure Performed?

The specialist makes small incisions in the abdomen and reduces the size of the upper stomach to an egg-size pouch. The operation involves stapling off the upper section of the stomach to reduce the amount of food the patient can eat. 

What Does RYGB Surgery Involve?

Depending on the patient’s condition and expectations, the operation may take a few hours. 

Here is an overview of the steps to expect:

Step 1: Anesthesia

 The doctor applies general anesthesia in preparation for the surgery. The anesthesia will cause the patient to sleep through the surgery, so the procedure is not painful. 

Step 2: Incisions

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass involves making several small incisions in the abdomen.

Step 3: Make a Stomach Pouch

The surgeon uses a laparoscopic stapler to make a stomach pouch on the upper part of your stomach. Then, the surgeon divides the upper part of the small intestine into a tube with two ends. 

Step 4: Testing and Sealing 

Finally, the surgeon may test for leaks and seal off the incisions. 

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Complications

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has some possible side effects or complications like other surgical procedures. Here is an overview of some of the possible side effects of this procedure: 

  • Excessive bleeding 

  • Blood clots

  • Infection 

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia

  • Lung or breathing problems 

  • Leaks in the gastrointestinal system 

Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Success Rate

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has a success rate of  65%. Weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass may only be noticeable in the first few months after the operation. As time goes on, your weight loss might slow down. You must see the doctor during regular checkups so they can monitor your progress. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can Roux-en-Y gastric bypass be reversed?

If undesired side effects, Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass can be reversed into normal anatomy or sleeve gastrectomy. 

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass vs. Sleeve Gastrectomy what is the difference?

The main difference is the size of the stomach, which affects how much you can eat. Sleeve gastrectomy creates a pouch that holds about 3 ounces, while gastric bypass contains only 1 ounce. 

How long does it take to recover from Roux-en-Y surgery?

You will probably need about 2 to 4 weeks to recover from the surgery. You should be able to return to your normal activities in about five weeks.