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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. 

What Sets Flymedi Bariatric Surgery Turkey Apart?

At Flymedi Bariatric Surgery Turkey, we only work with the best. Our facilities meet rigorous international safety standards to ensure you receive the highest quality of care. Our surgeons are specialists in bariatric surgery, with years of experience helping patients achieve significant weight loss. They’re not just experts—they’re caregivers who are committed to your health.

Every patient is different, and so are their health goals. That’s why we create a bariatric surgery plan tailored just for you. We consider your medical history, weight loss goals, and lifestyle to design an effective and sustainable treatment. We’re here to make sure your health journey is smooth and successful.

Deciding on bariatric surgery is just the beginning. Flymedi Bariatric Surgery Turkey supports you from your first consultation through your recovery and beyond. Need help organizing your stay in Turkey or have questions about post-op care? We’ve got you covered. Our team ensures you feel supported and confident throughout your treatment.

Why Choose Flymedi Bariatric Surgery Turkey?

Opting for Flymedi Bariatric Surgery Turkey means choosing a partner who truly cares about your journey to a healthier life. Here’s what you can expect:

With top-notch clinics and experienced surgeons, we ensure your procedure is performed safely and effectively.

We tailor your surgery to fit your needs, maximizing your chances for successful, long-term weight loss.

Unwavering Support: Our team provides everything you need to feel secure and cared for, from pre-surgery preparation to post-operative care.

Flymedi Bariatric Surgery Turkey - Start Your New Chapter With Us

Choosing Flymedi Bariatric Surgery Turkey isn’t just about losing weight; it’s about gaining a healthier, more vibrant life. We’re excited to help you achieve your goals and support you in this life-changing transition.

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. 

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What's Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric Surgery is used for different procedures that help patients lose weight by changing their digestive systems. Patients who find dieting and exercising ineffective turn to bariatric surgery, and it can be used to describe treatments like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits

The benefits of bariatric surgery go beyond losing weight:

  • The remission of type-2 diabetes. Many studies found bariatric surgeries cause long-term remission of type-2 diabetes. Allowing the patient to be insulin-free. The procedure is effective for obese patients with type-2 diabetes.
  • Weight loss surgeries reduce your risk for heart disease. It can help to prevent the risk associated with strokes, and hypertension. And it can help blood pressure and cholesterol return to near-normal levels.
  • Improve mental health. Patients diagnosed with obesity battle depression because of poor body image and social stigma. Losing weight will improve your emotional and mental health and enable you to build a better active life.
  • Stopping sleep apnea. Most patients report they experience remission of sleep apnea after 1 year of having weight loss surgery. 
  • Relieves pain from the joints. Carrying excess weight will stress your joints, often causing chronic pain and joint damage. After the surgery, you will experience better mobility.  

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

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. 

The Appeal of Choosing A Bariatric Surgery Clinic in Antalya

There are many benefits of choosing a bariatric center in Antalya for your weight loss surgery, such as:

Low costs

The affordability of Bariatric Surgery in Antalya shouldn’t be equated to poor results from treatment. The affordable costs are due to low general wage costs and inexpensive infrastructure with a high supply of board-certified and skilled bariatric surgeons

Quick And Reliable

Most bariatric surgery in Antalya clinics provide appointments all around the year and you can book any date that is convenient for you. Most of the taxing paperwork is handled by the clinic and you can focus on your procedure. 

Quick Visa Process

Residents of most European and North American countries can enter Turkey for a short duration of stay without a visa. Residents of most other countries can obtain an e-visa or visa on arrival. The hassle of paperwork is nonexistent when it comes to applying for a Turkish visa.

What Can You Eat After Weight Loss Surgery?

You will be on a strictly liquid diet of clear liquids only, for the first week. It is crucial to follow your doctor's recommendations about the food you can eat as straying from those recommendations increases the risk of complications. 

After the first week, you will be able to eat soft foods. You will, however, need to pay extra attention to make sure that you aren’t eating and drinking, so much as a sip of liquid, at the same time. 

How Much You Can Eat After Bariatric Surgery?

After bariatric surgery, you will need to cap your daily meals at 1000 calories and make sure to include at least 75 grams of proteins in these calories.

Bariatric Surgery Quick Facts

Procedure  Bariatric Surgery
Duration  2 - 3 hours
Stay  3 nights hotel
Cost in Turkey  €2150 - €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 does weight loss surgery in Turkey Cost?

Bariatric surgery in Turkey costs €2950 - €4750.

How much is gastric bypass surgery in Turkey?

€3550 - €3750 is the average cost of gastric bypass in 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 who offer their services more affordable than the EU countries and the USA.

Which weight loss surgery method is best?

Many studies reported gastric bypass surgery is the most effective procedure for weight loss. Gastric bypass results in an average of 31% total body weight loss in the first year. And 25% loss of total body weight after 5 years.

Why is Turkey so cheap for bariatric surgery?

Many factors affect bariatric surgery treatment costs, like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. But the cheap labor of surgeons and staff and the low cost of instruments and equipment explains why the procedure is inexpensive in Turkey.

is weight loss surgery in Turkey safe?

Yes, Turkey is one of the hubs for weight loss surgeries.

Which bariatric surgery has the best success rate?

The best success rates are associated with gastric sleeves in the Antalya procedure.

What are 3 common long-term complications of gastric bypass?

Acid reflux, frequent vomiting, and low blood sugar are common complications of gastric bypass.

How long do you stay in Turkey after gastric sleeve?

You have to stay in Turkey for the week after your gastric sleeve so that your surgeon can make sure that you are healthy.