Weight-Loss (Bariatric) Surgery in Turkey
The obesity surgery also known as bariatric surgery. Turkey is a leading player in the medical healthcare facilitation industry. Weight loss surgery can lead to help improve many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome or high blood pressure. Most metabolic surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
All the procedures conducted within bariatric surgeries in Turkey are made according to the international quality standards and for low prices. That is why patients all over the world prefer to make plastic surgery in Turkey.
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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.
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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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Standards, Qualifications and Regulation
Turkeys Ministry of Health regulates all the clinics and hospitals in Turkey, and each must meet the ministry’s high standards and requirements.
Not anyone can practice, before becoming a certified surgeon in Turkey, there is a lot of training which needs to completed, this is a long process. Once a student has graduated from medical school students must take various exams in order to become a surgeon and qualify for admittance to the General Surgery Specialist Program, this process takes up to six and a half years, after which students are given the title of Certified General Surgeon, MD.
Turkey is investing heavily in its private health care sector. With this thriving industry and more advanced procedures becoming common practice, Turkey is a strong contender to rival any leading medical tourism destinations.