Weight-Loss (Bariatric) Surgery in Turkey
Bariatric surgery is one of most performed surgeries, that is done by highly profiled physicians in international standards. Obesity surgeries can lead to help improve many obesity-related condition within diabetes type 2. Patients who looks for medical tourism should consider Turkey as qualified and standardized medical destination. Medical Tourism Services is a provider of most innovative medical solutions in Turkey that international patients can receive.
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Why Get Bariatric Surgery in Turkey?
The prices for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery procedures in Turkey are 2 - 5 times lower than in the USA or Europe, but the quality is at the same level. The low cost is explained by general price policy in the country oriented on the local citizens’ income.
Turkey is convenient to reach for patients from all over Europe with less than four flying hours. Turkey has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, shopping and beaches, so many patients choose to extend their trip into a holiday and make the most of their time in the country. Many of the best plastic surgery doctors in Turkey are located in Istanbul, which is a popular tourist destination in its own right.
You’ll also find that waiting times are next to none. You should be able to schedule an appointment very quickly with MTS.
Popular Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeries in Turkey
In a tubing operation which is often referred to as a sleeve resection or sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon removes a part of the organ. As a result, the stomach is reduced by about 80-90 %. The remaining tubular residual stomach (2-3 cm) then has a new gastric volume of approximately 85-150 ml. In comparison: An ordinary stomach holds 2-3 liters. Because of the lower capacity of the tubular stomach, the patient not only eats less, due to the rapid elongation of the stomach wall, he feels prematurely saturated, too. But, the general aim of the gastric reduction is the removal of the large stomach of engraving, in which the gastrointestinal hormones, the so-called hunger hormones such as ghrelin, are produced. For this reason, in Turkey the gastric sleeve surgery is often referred to as a “metabolic surgery”, because by means of this technique, the appetite is also restrained. Furthermore, such a restrictive gastric surgery leads to significant improvements in patients who suffer from diabetes.
The gastric balloon is an oval capsule, which could either be swallowed or ambulatory inserted by gastroscopy. The gastric balloon is then filled with air, gas or saline solution by your medicine in Turkey. The procedure needs approximately 30 minutes, so that the patient can leave the ward on the same day. With the help of the capsule placed in the stomach, a faster saturation feeling should be achieved, which is used as a preventive measure in the dietary change. Since the balloon is floating on the food, special sensors signaling the brain that the stomach is filled more quickly, and on the other, a closure of the gastric output is prevented. To avoid risks, the gastric balloon is removed after 3-6 months. Otherwise, there is the likelihood that potential skin irritation of the gastric mucosa and associated abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting are the result.
The most common variant of the bypass techniques in Turkey is the so-called gastric bypass. The laparoscopic procedure and the keyhole surgical method are used to reduce the gastric volume to approximately 15-20 ml. In general, the small intestine is thus shortened by the bypass operation techniques, that the absorption of carbohydrates and fats are lowered. This has not only a positive effect on your weight loss, it will also influence you to restructure the eating and living habits.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
Through the use of a gastric band which is placed around the upper part of the stomach, two parts are formed: a first and a main stomach. Thus, both the amount of food as well as the caloric supply can be minimized. This minimally invasive procedure is performed by your specialist surgeon in Turkey laparoscopically and using the keyhole surgical method. With appropriate dietary change and with some discipline it will be possible to lose up to ½ Kilograms per week!
Turkey Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Prices
The table below gives an idea of what some common treatments like sleeve gastrectomy and mini gastric bypass cost in Turkey. These prices are just approximate – you’ll need to request a quotation from us you’re interested in – but they show just how low prices in Turkey can be. Even once you pay for flights and accommodation, you could still save significantly on your treatment.
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