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Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a popular treatment for patients suffering from obesity and who want a healthier life. Gastric Sleeve treatment is usually the last alternative for overweight patients. 

Your doctor will recommend other less invasive methods to lose weight, like changing your diet and exercising. But a gastric sleeve is a better solution if your weight remains the same after the lifestyle changes. 

When you travel to receive gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey, you will meet many top-of-the-line surgeons with experience and understanding of international patients' needs. Istanbul, Ankara, and Antalya are considered some of the best places in Turkey for gastric sleeve surgery. 

The Benefits of Choosing Gastric Sleeve Turkey Clinics 

The Cost Of Gastric Sleeve Surgery In Turkey Is Affordable 

The main reason many patients from the US, UK, and Europe travel abroad to have gastric sleeve surgery is to reduce the cost of the treatment. Most patients can't afford to do gastric sleeves in their native country.

The average cost of gastric sleeve surgery in the UK is 12,000 GBP. Compared to abroad where gastric sleeve Turkey price costs %50 less.

Bariatric Surgeons Abroad Are Highly Experienced  

Finding the right surgeons is vital to ensure you experience the best bariatric surgery in Turkey. Turkey has some of the best hospitals for gastric sleeve treatment. The surgeons have been in the field for years, and you can check their qualifications, experience, and the types of weight loss surgeries they performed in the past.

Doctors Abroad Speak And Communicate In English 

Countries like Turkey are medical tourism hubs. They regularly deal with international patients. If the doctor has weak English proficiency, these clinics provide a translator as part of their service.

Treatment That's Worth Your Money 

Finding a specialist in Turkey gastric sleeve will be more cost-effective than visiting an amateur doctor in your local country. You can access the best doctor for gastric sleeve in Turkey.

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 gastric sleeve Turkey package will include flight, accommodation, and airport transfer.  

Gastric Sleeve Cost in Turkey 

The average stomach reduction surgery cost in Turkey is €2850 - €3500. However, some factors increase the gastric sleeve cost Turkey price, like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

The Best Candidate For Gastric Sleeve Surgery Turkey 

You're an ideal patient for gastric sleeve surgery if you suffer from morbid obesity and have a BMI of more than 35. And you have a significant weight-related health condition that may put you at risk.

The Next Steps If You Plan To Have Weight Loss Surgery In Turkey 

  1. Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how many times they performed the treatment. 
  2. Schedule an online consultation. The best clinics in Turkey for gastric sleeve surgery that works with international patients offer this service.
  3. Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  4. Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 
  5. Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Once you decide on a clinic, we will plan and arrange a gastric sleeve Turkey all-inclusive package. To suit your personal preferences and match you with the best gastric sleeve surgeon in Turkey.

Gastric Sleeve (38 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
  • Premium facility
  • Follows the latest treatment trends
  • 700 bed capacity
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
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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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Gastric Sleeve Recovery Time

The first few days after the surgery, you will experience slight pain in the incision area, and your doctor will prescribe medication to manage the pain. You will feel better two weeks after the procedure, and your stomach will begin to feel normal.

Expect full recovery after 6 - 8 weeks from the procedure. You can return to work two weeks after the surgery.

Follow your doctor's dietary guidelines. It would be best to start by consuming smooth and soft foods, then progress to eating more solid food. 

How is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed?

Your surgeon will administrate general anesthesia, then create a small stomach "sleeve" using a stapling device. The rest of the stomach is permanently removed — a tiny camera is placed in the stomach to allow the surgeon to perform the surgery.

Your surgeon will make two to five small incisions in the abdomen during the surgery. Then a large portion of the stomach is removed, and the remaining parts of the stomach are sutured using surgical staples. 

Cosmetic Procedures Related To Bariatric Surgeries 

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 

What Are Some Common Possible Side Effects Of Sleeve Surgery?

Some of the possible reactions you can develop after gastric sleeve surgery include:

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

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Results

Most patients report 65% weight loss after the procedure, and gastric sleeve surgery has high a success rate. 

What Should I Expect After a Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

One week after surgery

A week after surgery, you should follow only a liquid diet. Also, avoid taking soft or solid food after one week from gastric sleeve surgery. Solid foods may cause stapler line opening and leakage after surgery.

You can eat liquid foods, low-calorie, low-fat soups, jellies, and protein drinks during this period. The liquid foods consumed must be low-calorie and fat-free.

Two - five weeks after surgery

At this stage, you can eat mashed foods. You can eat mashed meat, potatoes, and most fruit puree. But excess food intake can cause discomfort and vomiting.

Consider a low-calorie and fat-free diet. Avoid foods such as processed sugar and concentrated fruit juice, as well as the consumption of carbonated drinks.

Six -12 weeks after surgery

You can eat soft foods, cheese, and well-cooked vegetables. The time between meals should be longer than 4 hours. 

Four months after surgery

After four months, you can gradually and regularly switch to a normal diet. That includes eating meat, eggs, and vegetables. However, your body may not tolerate carbohydrates like rice, pasta, and bread for a few more months. 

Two years after surgery

Caloric intake can be increased to 1000-1200 after you have achieved the expected weight loss goal. However, it is possible to add or remove certain foods from the diet according to the individual's tolerance level.

In addition to establishing a diet, you should be ready for a certain amount of regular exercise before and after surgery. It will increase the expected weight loss and prevents weight gain.

How To Prepare For Stomach Reduction Surgery  

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other medication that causes blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any 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 in anything alcoholic before surgery.
  • Follow your doctor-prescribed medication that adjusts your current medicines. 

Quick Facts 


 Gastric Sleeve


 2  hours


 7 nights hotel

Cost in Turkey

 €2850 - €3500


 General anesthesia 


 6 to 8 weeks

Final Results

 12 months - 18 months 

Side Effects

 Malnutrition, vomiting, low blood sugar


 Bleeding, infection, blood clots, leakage of digestive contents

Success Rate

 65% of weight loss


 After 6 months

Back To Work

 After 4 - 6 weeks





Related Procedures

 Gastric Bypass, Gastric Balloon


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is weight loss surgery in Turkey safe?

Yes, weight loss surgeries are safe in Turkey because 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.

Why is weight loss surgery so cheap in Turkey?

Weight loss surgeries are cheap in Turkey because the living cost and labor costs are inexpensive compared to the UK or the USA.

How long does a gastric sleeve last?

Gastric Sleeve surgery is effective six years after the initial surgery. During this period, you can expect to lose 60% of your body weight.

How much is a gastric sleeve in Turkey?

The average gastric sleeve Turkey package ranges between €2850 - €3500.