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Gastric Bypass Surgery in Turkey

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Gastric bypass surgery, also known as weight loss surgery or obesity surgery is a type of bariatric surgery often used to treat morbid obesity. There are several types of gastric bypass surgery, depending on the different techniques used to reconnect the small intestine to the stomach. The goal of the surgery itself is to reduce the volume of the stomach and change the patient’s physical and physiological response to foodstuffs.

Other bariatric surgery procedures include:

● Gastric Band Surgery
● Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Bypass Surgery Candidates

Gastric bypass surgery is recommended for patients suffering from obesity or morbid obesity. As a rule of thumb, patients with a BMI (body mass index) over 40 are considered morbidly obese.

Patients suffering from the following can also benefit from gastric bypass surgery:

● Type 2 diabetes
● Sleep apnea
● Hypertension
● Asthma
● Other comorbid conditions associated with a high body mass index

Preparing for Gastric Bypass Surgery

The patient should stop smoking at least 3 weeks before going in for surgery, as smoking can increase the risk of complications and inhibit the healing process. The patient should stop the intake of vitamin E, aspirin and ibuprofen at least 2 weeks before surgery.

How is Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?

The patient is first administered general anaesthesia before the procedure can begin, making it painless.

The gastric bypass surgery can be divided into two main parts:

In the first part, the surgeon will create the smaller upper stomach and the larger lower stomach by using staples, effectively dividing it into two. Everything the patient eats will go into the smaller upper stomach, helping the patient feel “full” with very little effective food intake. This will help the patient lose weight. The upper stomach can hold around 30 grams of food before it goes into the small intestine.

In the second part, the surgeon will connect the small intestine to the smaller upper stomach. The ultimate goal of the surgery is to help the patient reduce the intake of calories.

There are two main techniques which can be applied: Open Gastric Bypass surgery and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass surgery

There are a few advantages of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass surgery, as it is a minimally invasive technique:

● Faster recovery from the surgery and a shorter hospital stay
● Less discomfort and pain for the patient
● Much smaller scars after the surgery

In both cases, the surgery lasts anywhere between 2 and 4 hours and the gastric bypass surgery recovery period may begin.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 4 nights in the hospital

Duration of Operation

2 to 4 hours

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Gastric Bypass Surgery Recovery

The patient will be required to spend around 4 days in hospital, once the gastric bypass surgery is over. The patient can return to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks after the procedure.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Risks and Complications

Gastric bypass complications can include the following:

● An allergic reaction to certain drugs
● Blood loss
● Blood clots can develop
● Stroke or heart attack during surgery
● Different types of infection

Gastric bypass surgery complications can also lead to infections in the stomach and a blockage of the intestine or stomach.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Side Effects

Gastric bypass side effects can include:

● Constipation – this is a common gastric bypass side effect
● Developing gallstones
● Infection of the incision site
● Dumping syndrome

Gastric Bypass Surgery Success Rates

A survey based on 243 gastric bypass surgery reviews sets the satisfaction rate at 93% for morbidly obese patients and 57% for super-obese patients. The success of the procedure also depends on the patient’s willingness to develop healthy eating and exercise habits.

Before and After Gastric Bypass Surgery

The patient can expect to lose anywhere between 4 to 9 KG every month after the procedure is complete. On average, gastric bypass weight loss is around 60% of the patient’s extra weight – this results in a healthier lifestyle with reduced risk from comorbidities.

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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Memorial Sisli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
26 reviews
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
5 reviews
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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FROM€ 7,476
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Optimed Hospital

Tekirdağ, Turkey
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 9,500
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Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Gastric Bypass Surgery price in Turkey is € 6,000. Average Gastric Bypass Surgery cost in Turkey is € 9,995 where prices can go as high as € 13,500.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 14 Bariatric Surgery centers in Turkey that are offering Gastric Bypass Surgery procedures. These Bariatric Surgery centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and CEN. Popular Gastric Bypass Surgery destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Muğla and Ankara.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Gastric Bypass Surgery. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Gastric Bypass Surgery quote. For a more accurate Gastric Bypass Surgery price quote, please click HERE.

Turkey

Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.

Healthcare

Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 



● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery FAQ

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Is there a gastric bypass alternative?

Yes, there are many types of bariatric surgery including lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.

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Gastric bypass vs gastric sleeve – What is the difference?

In gastric sleeve surgery, a large part of the stomach is surgically removed, giving the new stomach the appearance of a “sleeve”.

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Gastric bypass vs lap band – What is the difference?

Gastric lap band surgery uses a band to divide the stomach into two portions. The stomach will not be stapled or changed in any way – the lap band creates a bottleneck in the upper part of the stomach, helping the patient eat less.