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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
21 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 2,093
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Koc Healthcare Institutions

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Optimed Hospital

Tekirdağ, Turkey
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 1,500
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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NB Kadikoy Diabetes And Obesity Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
32 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, India
1 review
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
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General Surgery Cost

Average General Surgery costs are € 1,797, based on General Surgery prices from 13 clinics. Cheapest General Surgery cost is € 1,500 where General Surgery prices can go up to € 2,093.

General Surgery prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, General Surgery in Turkey is a popular option where General Surgery costs as low as € 1,500.

Please note that the General Surgery prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for General Surgery procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for General Surgery procedures. To receive a personalized General Surgery quote, please click HERE.

General Surgery

General surgery is a part of medicine that is mostly focused on the abdomen. General surgery involves both life-saving operations such as several types of colorectal surgery and general surgery practices that intend to improve the patient’s life quality, such as several types of bariatric operations, for instance, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. General surgeons do not perform heart-related surgeries such as coronary artery bypass but can conduct ones that involve other elements of blood circulation system, including vascular surgery.

 

Abdominal Surgery – What Is It?

 

Under the term of abdominal surgery, there is an extensive range of medical practices. The feature they share is that they all are concerned about the organs located in the abdomen. In this area, there are many organs located, involving heart, liver, lungs, bladder, colon, etc.

 

Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery – the Future of General Surgery?


Technological machines are highly used by general surgeons to perform various kinds of general surgeries. Laparoscopic surgery is a type of operation that involves a medical tool called laparoscopy which involves a camera and light. With the use of laparoscopy, general surgeons do not need to make a long incision to perform a hysterectomy or gastric bypass surgery rather a couple of small cuts are made. Also, during robotic surgery, the surgeons do not directly operate on a patient. Rather, the surgeons observe the operation site on-screen and with an advanced robot, abdominal surgery is performed.

 

Bariatric Surgery – General Characteristics

 

Several general surgery clinics offer various kinds of bariatric surgeries. Bariatric surgery is a kind of abdominal surgery that is performed for obese patients to lose weight through interfering with their digestive system, particularly their stomach. The most common bariatric surgery kinds are gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass surgery.

 

General Surgery Abroad

The world is changing fast, and general surgery is changing with it. Many patients who need to undergo abdominal surgeries such as thyroid surgery or colon surgery choose to go abroad to get their treatment for more reasonable prices. Thousands of patients every year choose health tourism to deal with their hernias, hysterectomy surgeries, hemorrhoidectomy procedures and other treatments which they couldn’t afford back home. There are competent and experienced general surgeons and general surgery clinics in Turkey and other medical tourism destinations that are first- class institutions. Some of the most common health tourism destinations for general surgery are:

 

  • General Surgery in Poland – since its acceptance into the European Union in 2004, Poland is steadily becoming an important medical tourism destination involving general surgery as well. General surgeons who are working in Poland are specifically visited by patients who are coming from Germany and other neighbor countries, who visit Warsaw, Wroclaw and other cities in search of affordable appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and many other general surgery procedures.
  • General Surgery in Romania – another rising star among Eastern European countries is Romania. Thanks to its good prices combined with a good quality of general surgery clinics, it attracts thousands of European patients every year. Hysterectomy or hernia surgery costs in Romania are very affordable and general surgeons are experienced and well-educated just like their Western colleagues.

     
  • General Surgery in Turkey – Turkey steadily gains a position as the regional and world leader in health tourism. Not only in lasik eye surgery, hair transplant, and other cosmetic surgeries but also in general surgery Turkey attracts patients. General surgery clinics that are in Turkey offer the most advanced treatment techniques such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery for a more reasonable cost, what together with geographical proximity to Europe and MENA guarantees its position in health tourism.



 

General Surgery Procedures Popular in Medical Tourism

Some of the most common general surgery operations performed by general surgeons abroad are:

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery – During gastric bypass surgery, the doctors separate the patient’s stomach into two parts. After, these two parts are linked with a part of the small intestine. Gastric bypass surgery is performed to get a smaller volume of the stomach and create new eating habits. Gastric bypass surgery is a method of fighting with morbid obesity.
  • Gastric Sleeve –During a gastric sleeve surgery, the surgeon removes a big part of the stomach, leaving only the gastric sleeve. This way, the patients lose weight because as a result of the surgery they are not able to eat big portions of food. Gastric sleeve is used to fight morbid obesity, similarly to gastric bypass. Many patients decide to have this operation abroad because gastric sleeve costs can be very expensive in some countries.
  • Hernia Surgery –One of the most common procedures performed abroad is hernia surgery. A hernia is a medical condition when a part of the intestine bulge out through a hole in the patient’s abdominal muscles. There is a need for hernia surgery because hernia should be pushed back, and muscles should be sewn to avoid such cases in the future. In some of the Western Europe countries, hernia surgery costs are very high therefore, many patients choose to undergo surgery abroad, in countries such as Turkey or Romania.

 

  • Cholecystectomy –Cholecystectomy is a general surgery that is performed by removing the gallbladder. Cholecystectomy can be performed as laparoscopic surgery or as robotic surgery, ensuring less pain and a shorter recovery period.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in October, 2019.