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Diabetes is a severe disease. It affects the quality of your life. Its treatments aren't always successful, and treatment in Europe or the USA is expensive.

That is why the treatment of diabetes in Turkey is becoming popular. The therapy methods in the clinics are innovative, effective, and affordable. But more importantly, diabetes surgery in Turkey is performed by world-class surgeons. More patients are traveling to seek type 2 diabetes treatment in Turkey.

The Benefit of Choosing Diabetes Surgery Turkey Clinic

Doctors Abroad Speak And Communicate In English 

Some patients might hesitate to consider having the treatment abroad because of language or cultural barriers. But in medical tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland, doctors regularly serve international patients. They can communicate in good English.

Some doctors had their training abroad, which explains their good English proficiency. Also, their clinics have assistants who communicate in English.

Assistance Before, During, and After Treatment

Medical tourism agencies will assist you before, during, and after treatment. It includes free doctor consultations and all necessary arrangements for medical travel such as airplane bookings, hotel arrangements, transport, plus guides on having a successful surgery. After treatment, you will periodically receive tips and guides to help you with the recovery period.

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.

Combine The Treatment With A Holiday 

Combing a holiday with treatment appeals to most patients who seek medical tourism. It is an opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday and explore new experiences.

The Procedure Is More Affordable Abroad

The cost of health care in the US, UK, and Australia has been rising for the past few years. Medical procedures cost 40% - 50% less abroad.

You Can Access More Treatment Options 

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

Diabetes Surgery in Turkey Cost

Metabolic Surgery in Turkey costs €4500 - €5000. But the diabetes surgery cost depends on many factors that may 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 Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes in Turkey

While diabetes surgery can help you stop or reduce your intake of medications, not everyone qualifies for the surgery. To undergo bariatric surgery in Turkey, you must have met the following minimum conditions. 

  • Your BMI is 40 and above, regardless of your health status.

  • BMI of between 35 and 40 with at least one severe obesity-related condition

  • You have a BMI less than 35 without a clinically relevant condition. 

  • If you have type 2 diabetes and or more obesity-related co-morbidities. Bariatric surgery for type-2 diabetes is one possible treatment. 

  • You have shown an inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a while with prior weight loss efforts. 

The Next Steps If You Plan To Have Metabolic Surgery in Turkey

  • 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. 

  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 

  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

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

Diabetes Surgery Clinics(40 Clinics)

Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ 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 Aug 25, 2023

Diabetes Surgery Recovery Time

Laparoscopic diabetes surgery has a short recovery time. You may remain in the hospital for two to three days, and you can return to normal activities in three to five weeks.

If the surgery involves a larger incision, your healing process will likely take longer. Follow the nutrition guidelines given to you by the nutritionist to ensure a faster recovery time. 

How is Diabetes Surgery Performed?

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

Gastric sleeve: The surgeon removes part of your stomach and creates a new tube-shaped stomach or "sleeve." The procedure reduces the size of your stomach and restricts the amount of food you can eat at one time. 

Gastric bypass: The surgeon makes a small pouch that bypasses the stomach and attaches it to the other end of your small intestine. The procedure results in reducing the number of calories your body will absorb. 

Cosmetic Procedures Related To Weight Loss Surgery 

Some patients preferer to have other cosmetic procedures after massive weight loss; these complementary procedures include:

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

Possible Complications After Metabolic Surgery

All surgical procedures carry some risks and side effects. The risks associated with diabetes surgery include: 

  • Acid reflux

  • Anesthesia-related risks

  • Chronic nausea and vomiting 

  • Dilation of esophagus

  • Inability to eat certain foods

  • Infection

  • Obstruction of stomach 

  • Weight gain or failure to lose weight

Weight Loss Surgery Results

Diabetes surgery or Metabolic Surgery is the most effective diabetes treatment and may result in stopping medications. Nearly 78 percent of patients who undergo the surgery experience lower blood levels, take fewer diabetes medications, and see an improvement in diabetes-related health issues. 

How To Prepare For Diabetes Surgery?

  • 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 anything alcoholic before surgery.
  • Follow your doctor-prescribed medication that adjusts your current medicines. 

Quick Facts 

Procedure  Diabetes Surgery
Duration  3 - 4 hours
Stay  7 nights hotel
Cost in Turkey  €4500 - €5000
Anesthesia  General anesthesia
Recovery  3 - 5 weeks
Final Results  12 months - 18 months
Side Effects  Chronic nausea, vomiting
Risks  inability to eat certain foods
Success Rate  70%
Exercise  After 6 months
Back To Work  After 4 - 6 weeks
Scars  No
Pain  Slight
Related Procedures  Gastric Bypass


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can surgery cure diabetes?

Yes, surgery can cure diabetes by undergoing bariatric surgery. The surgery treats diabetes by controlling how much sugar is in the blood. One type of surgery is called the duodenal switch.

What is the best surgery for diabetes?

Biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch is the best surgery for a patient diagnosed with diabetes.