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Bariatric Surgery in Turkey, Prices of Istanbul Clinics

Diet failure and rapid weight regain can be a big nightmare for many people who want to have a beautiful silhouette sustainably. Bariatric surgery can be a very effective solution to treat the problem of obesity as well as its complications.

The goal behind performing this type of intervention is to change the digestive system to decrease the efficiency of digestion by limiting food intake.

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Weight loss surgery in Turkey at a cheap cost

Bariatric surgery, also called obesity surgery, is the only effective treatment that can treat severe obesity.  Obesity is a disease that is characterized by excess fat and causes several health problems. You can have a better quality of life thanks to the cheap cost of this surgery.

Weight loss surgery aims to modify the digestive system to reduce the efficiency of digestion by limiting the absorption of food. It is indicated for people who are under 60 years of age and whose BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeds 40 kg / m² or 35 kg / m² (in case of other diseases associated with obesity such as diabetes, hypertension blood ...).

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Bariatric surgeries differ according to the need of the patient and his state of health. Indeed, there are several types of obesity surgery in Istanbul, including:

Gastric band intervention

The gastric banding procedure is the lightest and most effective in more than 80% of cases. It aims to reduce the size of the stomach and therefore the amount of food in the digestive tract. Thanks to this intervention, the patient can quickly be satiated and gradually have the ideal weight.

Gastric bypass intervention

This intervention exists in two forms (Ybypass and Omegabypass),it is very complex compared to other interventions and the efficiency rate is 70%. It aims to decrease the capacity of the patient's stomach.

Weight loss surgery can cause some complications such as internal bleeding, infection of the wound, development of blood clots.

Stomach reduction operation (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Sleeve gastrectomy or stomach reduction surgery is an irreversible procedure. It can improve the quality of life of the patient and is effective in more than 65% of cases.

It involves removing part of the stomach from the "pouch" and reducing the hormone that stimulates appetite.

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The cost of a gastric bypass varies depending on the patient's condition, as it is a complicated operation. As for the gastric band and the stomach reduction operation, the price is almost the same.

To find out what type of obesity surgery you would be a good candidate for, just seek medical advice. The reviews of our patients are available to give you an idea and guide you towards the right bariatric surgery.

There is another non-surgical treatment intended to reduce the feeling of hunger and reduce excess weight. This operation is stomach Botox or gastric Botox. This method is not innovative, it has already been known and practiced for 15 years. It consists of injecting botulinum toxin into the walls of the stomach, which causes relaxation of its tissue, and therefore the feeling of satiety is prolonged.

Are there side effects of some weight reduction operation types?

Weight reduction surgery can cause some complications such as internal bleeding, infection of the wound, and the development of blood clots. There are late complications and side effects. In addition to being related to surgery, it is often related to the patient’s lack of adherence to the recommendations given by the surgeon, nutritionist, and psychologist during the follow-up period.

Bariatric intervention side effects

If the patient continues to smoke, there is an increased risk of ulcers, whether for sleeve or bypass. If the patient does not exercise regularly, there may also be vascular problems. Remember that the intervention, regardless of its type, never presents a magic wand! It acts alone for the first period, but then the patient must always cooperate actively.

If the patient is truly cooperative, and sometimes this is the hardest thing to achieve, the results can be optimal.

Why are Pre- and Post-Weight Loss diets important?

Before going through a weight reduction surgery, you need to make plans for a pre and post-surgical diet.

The pre-surgical diet aims to reduce fat in and around your liver. This decreases the risks during the intervention.

The post-surgical surgery diet helps you heal, will be more suitable for your small new stomach, and will help you acquire new healthier eating habits.

Pre Bariatric procedure diet

Before any weight loss surgery, it is necessary to follow a precise diet. During this diet, the patient must:

  • Start adding protein supplements to your food (protein powder or drinks);
  • Decrease fatty meats and milk products;
  • Eat less sweet foods and drinks;
  • Decrease carbohydrate-rich foods like bread & pasta;
  • Quit smoking and alcohol,
  • Stop binge-eating.

Post-Bariatric procedure diet

After undergoing surgery, another diet different from the one before the operation is necessary:

  • Drink and eat unhurriedly;
  • Keep your meals rations small;
  • Drink between repasts;
  • Masticate your food slowly;
  • Increase protein-rich foods;
  • Avoid eating fat-rich food and sugar;
  • Add vitamin and mineral supplements to your diet.

Are there reasons not to have bariatric surgery?

Yes, there are reasons not to have a weight reduction surgery! Not everyone is a good candidate for weight loss surgery. However, there are other alternatives to help you reduce weight if you can’t have this type of surgery.

To be a possible candidate, you should also re-learn new eating habits. 

Reasons not to have a weight loss surgery

Surgery for weight loss is an effective intervention that helps a lot of people. However, in some cases, this kind of surgery should be avoided. Among these cases:

  • Severe heart failure;
  • Unstable artery illness;
  • Final stage lung disease;
  • Going through cancer treatment;
  • Hypertension;
  • Alcoholism or addiction to drugs;
  • Intellectual deficiency.

How much does bariatric surgery cost in Turkey and Istanbul clinics?

With Turquie Santé, you are sure to be referred only to qualified and accredited partner clinics with experienced doctors. You will be in direct contact with the treating physicians. You can request a free quote or set a date for your bariatric consultation in Turkey and Istanbul.

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Frequently asked questions

Bariatric surgery is indicated for patients with a BMI (body mass index) that exceeds 32 Kg/m², with diseases or disabilities related to obesity.

Sleeve gastrectomy (reducing the size of stomach by ablation) is the most effective surgery, and it is an irreversible solution.

After the surgery, you should eat food in a liquid form and then in a mashed form. Starting from the sixth postoperative week you would be able to eat foods in a solid form. However, during the period when you should only eat liquid and semi-liquid foods, you should take food supplements.

The day after surgery, you will be recommended to do exercises related to your age and BMI. After the fourth postoperative week, moderate exercises, such as swimming, will be allowed. Effortful exercises will be tolerated from the sixth postoperative week.

According to studies carried out by the High Authority of Health, bariatric surgery is not recommended for children under the age of 13, due to the complications that can be caused by it. It is recommended that bariatric surgery be performed only as a last resort and in critical cases.

Bariatric surgery should be avoided for : 

  • People with bulimia and eating disorders
  • People who suffer from a mental illness
  • Drug addicts and alcoholics 

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