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Battling obesity is a serious concern in more developed countries because modern medicine has successfully linked many fatal diseases to obesity. Losing weight for patients diagnosed with morbid obesity needs more than a change of diet. Bariatric surgery in Turkey is a safe, cost-effective, and guaranteed remedy to lose weight.  

Some main reasons patients travel abroad to receive bariatric surgery are to avoid waiting lists and to save on costs. But there are other benefits to choosing a clinic abroad:

The Benefits of Choosing Bariatric Surgery Clinic In Turkey

Modern Facilities and Equipment 

The specialist uses the latest technology and equipment in their field. Ensuring your treatment will have great results and a higher success rate.

You Can Access More Treatment Options 

Traveling abroad for treatment will open other possibilities or introduce a better, more effective treatment.

Highly Skilled And Experienced Bariatric Surgeons

The surgeons are highly experienced with years of practice. Their clinics are accredited by renowned institutions like Joint Commission International JCI or International Organization for Standardization ISO.

Treatment That's Worth Your Money 

Finding a specialist abroad will be more cost-effective than visiting an amateur doctor in your local country.

You Get Access To Superior Patient Care Services.

Most doctors usually see their patients once a month. So, an average doctor spends fewer than seven minutes with a patient. Ultimately, this means that patients don't experience good patient care services from their doctors.

On the other hand, if you travel abroad to receive treatment, you can expect to be treated with care and respect when you go for treatment abroad. The surgeons in these reputable hospitals take time to talk to patients.

You Get The Chance To Recover In 5-Star Facilities

Some patients prefer an agency to plan their treatment abroad. It gives you relief to focus on your recovery. The agency will prepare a customized trip that fits your needs. The package will include flight, accommodation, and airport transfer.  

Cost of Bariatric Surgery In Turkey 

Bariatric surgery Turkey price ranges from €2950 - €4750. But, some factors increase the treatment price, like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

The Best Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery In Turkey 

To qualify as an ideal candidate, you must meet these criteria:

  • Overweight adults who have a body mass index of 35 and above
  • Individuals who can't lose weight through diet and exercise
  • Men and women aged between 18-65 looking to avoid life-threatening weight-related health conditions 

The Next Steps If You Plan To Have Bariatric Surgery Turkey 

  • Choose a surgeon registered with an international governing body like the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Or any other reputable international board. 
  • 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 if possible. 
  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  • Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad:  research the clinic you plan to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the surgeon's expertise, credentials, and weight loss surgery in Turkey reviews.  
  • Check the local regulation: Knowing how the treatment is regulated in your chosen country is essential. It will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.
  • Prepare a list of questions for your doctor: prepare a list of questions to ensure you receive quality treatment. Common questions to ask - do they provide a translator? Do they have patients' testimonials? Is the clinic registered with the national association?
  • Have a clear expectation of the results: understand the necessary procedure plan. 

Once you decide on a clinic, we will plan and arrange an all-inclusive bariatric surgery package in Turkey that suit your personal preference. To ensure you get the best bariatric surgeon in Turkey. 

Bariatric Surgery Clinics(39 Clinics)

Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ treatments(operations) last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Istanbul European Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Clinic Verified
  • 97% would recommend
  • Uses cutting-edge tech
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Well-equipped staff
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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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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Prof. Cuneyt Kayaalp, on Apr 28, 2023

Bariatric Treatment Recovery Time

The recovery period will differ from one patient to another, depending on the procedure's extent. Before you're discharged, your doctor will provide the instruction you need to speed up your recovery.

Most bariatric surgeries need a recovery period of between three to five weeks. Expect to return to normal activities within four weeks. 

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass

Gastric Bypass in Turkey is the most common type of bariatric surgery. The procedure works by restricting the amount of food you can eat. This type of bariatric procedure is irreversible. 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

During Sleeve Gastrectomy, the surgeon will remove 80% of the stomach and create a tube-like pouch. The stomach will process small amounts of food; the procedure decreases the hunger hormone known as ghrelin.

Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

This procedure can be described in two steps. The first step involves performing a sleeve gastrectomy. The second step focuses on bypassing the majority of the intestine by connecting the end portion to the duodenum near the stomach.

Gastric Balloon Surgery

The gastric balloon is a silicone balloon placed in the stomach to intervene in the satiety receptors and give the patient a feeling of fullness in less time.

Diabetes Surgery 

Diabetes surgery can take two different approaches. The initial one is a gastric sleeve, and the second is a gastric bypass. 


Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the stomach.

Gastric Band

The surgeon places the band around the upper portion of the stomach and attaches a tube to the band. The surgeon injects a saline solution into the band to inflate it. This procedure is reversible.

Cosmetic Procedures Related To Weight Loss Treatment In Turkey 

Some patients preferer to have other cosmetic surgeries that complement each other; these complementary procedures include:

  • Thigh lift
  • Lower body lift
  • Breast lift
  • Arm lift
  • Facelift 
  • Tummy Tuck

Common Possible Side Effects of Weight Loss Operations

Some of the possible reactions you can develop after bariatric surgery in Turkey include: 

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Injury to adjacent organs
  • Anesthesia risks
  • The trouble of absorbing certain nutrients

Bariatric Surgery Results

Most patients report a high satisfaction rate, and you can expect to lose 60% - 70% of body weight within the first 12 months. 

How To Prepare For Bariatric Surgery Treatment

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other medication that causes blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Avoid smoking before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So it would be best if you did not take alcohol before surgery.
  • Follow your doctor-prescribed medication that adjusts your current medicines. 

Quick Facts

Procedure  Bariatric Surgery
Duration  2 - 3 hours
Stay  3 nights hotel
Cost in Turkey  €2950 - €4750
Anesthesia  General anesthesia
Recovery  3 - 5 weeks
Final Results  After 12 - 21 months
Side Effects  Trouble absorbing certain nutrients
Risks  Anesthesia risks, infection, Bleeding
Success Rate  80% - 95%
Exercise  After 6 - 8 weeks (low intensity only)
Back To Work  After 2 - 4 weeks
Scars  Yes (invisible)
Pain  Yes (around incision)
Related Procedures  Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is weight loss surgery Turkey Cost?

Bariatric surgery in Turkey Cost €2950 - €4750.

How much is gastric bypass surgery in Turkey?

€3550 - €3750 is the average cost of gastric bypass Turkey all inclusive

How much is gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey?

€2850 - €3500 is the average cost of gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey.

What weight do you need to be to get a gastric sleeve in Turkey?

If your body mass index (BMI) is 35 and above, you're a good candidate for bariatric surgeries. 

Which country is best for bariatric surgery?

Turkey is considered one of the top destinations for bariatric surgeries. The country has many board-certified surgeons that offer their services more affordable than the EU countries and the USA.