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Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey : Unveiling Costs, eligibility, and potential risks

Gastric sleeve (longitudinal sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy) is a constrictive surgical procedure that consists of significantly reducing about ¾ of the stomach's capacity to allow for substantial long-term weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy is a hormonal restrictive surgery that consists of reducing the size of the stomach to limit the production of a gastric hormone, ghrelin, to promote satiety.

Turquie santé collaborates with the best clinics and doctors. Consult our best bariatricians for your sleeve gastrectomy in Turkey at a competitive cost.

Who is this procedure for?
  • Patients with a BMI bigger than 35
  • Obese patients linked to other health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease
  • Patients with low self-esteem due to their physique
Side effects
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
Intervention or treatment's duration
  • The operation lasts between 2 and 3 hours
Recovery time
  • Return to work 2 weeks after the operation
  • Back to sport one month after the operation
Success rate
  • 95%

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery costs in Istanbul, Turkey

Prices for gastric sleeve surgery in Istanbul, Turkey remain affordable compared to prices in Europe. On its part, Turquie Santé negotiates for you the best conditions and price offers for your gastric sleeve surgery in Istanbul, Turkey.

The average cost of the sleeve gastrectomy package in the clinics we collaborate with is 3,900 Euros, including various services such as hotel stay and transportation. This procedure is partially reimbursed by Social Security.

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  •  Founded in 2008
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  • Grand Hospital founded in 1999
  • 200 Beds
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Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey: Eligibility criteria

Gastric sleeve surgery is a type of bariatric surgery that reduces the size of the stomach. This surgery is for people with a BMI over 40. As such, it is aimed at those who suffer from additional complications such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease. Gastric sleeve surgery allows for the permanent removal of the left two-thirds of the stomach, forming a narrow, calibrated tube (longitudinal gastrectomy).

The purpose of this surgery is to:

  • Reduce the amount of food the person consumes.
  • Interfere with the hormone ghrelin, which is responsible for hunger.
  • Change the perception of taste.

Gastric sleeve surgery process

Before undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, it is mandatory to have a detailed check-up several weeks in advance. This examination aims to thoroughly assess the patient's overall health condition. Additionally, a visit to a psychiatrist is required, as well as consultations with a nutritionist, a cardiologist, and a blood test.

The patient must also follow a strict diet, often consisting of yogurt and water. He must then fast for 12 hours before the surgery to facilitate the process.

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed under general anesthesia and lasts 2 to 3 hours, with a hospital stay of 3 days.

Following the surgery, the average weight loss is around 4 kg per month for the first 6 months, followed by a subsequent weight loss of 2 to 4 kg per month.

What are the risks of SG surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are postoperative risks associated with stomach reduction surgery, including

  • Infection or inflammation of the abdomen.
  • Possible bleeding.
  • Formation of blood clots.
  • Anesthesia-related complications.
  • Leakage of staples or sutures used to close the reduced portion of the stomach.
  • Excessive shrinkage that may cause digestive problems, nausea, vomiting, and food blocking.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),characterized by the backflow of stomach acids into the esophagus, causing burning and discomfort.
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies that require long-term supplementation.

It's important to note that each case is unique and risks may vary depending on individual factors. Therefore, you should discuss all risks and potential benefits with your bariatric surgeon before making an informed decision.

Sleeve gastrectomy is a highly effective surgery for fighting obesity and achieving a beautiful figure. However, it does require ongoing post-operative and nutritional follow-up.

Contrary to stomach balloons, gastric bypass, gastric banding, or endoscopic gastric banding, this surgery is irreversible.

What are the benefits of SG?

Gastric sleeve surgery offers several benefits, including:

  • Significant weight loss.
  • Reduced appetite.
  • Increased satiety.

On average, patients lose between 60% and 70% of their excess weight. Numerous studies have also shown that sleeve gastrectomy is highly effective in treating and even reversing diabetes, hypertension, and other medical conditions associated with morbid obesity. Patients also report increased self-confidence and vitality, and enjoy participating in more activities.

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Frequently asked questions

This is the most commonly used method of bariatric surgery in our clinics in Turkey. Sleeve gastrectomy is the removal of part of the stomach to reduce its size. After sleeve gastrectomy, the feeling of hunger is greatly reduced and weight loss becomes easier.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent and irreversible solution
  • This surgery does not require as much follow-up as the gastric band or gastric balloon surgery.
  • The weight loss after a sleeve gastrectomy is greater and faster compared to gastric band or balloon.

The success rate of sleeve gastrectomy in our clinics in Turkey is 95%.

Yes, weight regain is possible after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, and it can occur due to several factors :

  • Eating disorders
  • Lack of physical activity
  • No dietary follow-up
  • Resumption of the feeling of hunger

These factors can lead to an important expansion of the gastric pouch.

It is strongly recommended not to undergo sleeve gastrectomy after the age of 65. The physical conditions of the human body play a major role in the success of this obesity operation.

After a gastric sleeve operation, the patient must wait two weeks to bathe in order to complete the healing process and prevent any risk of infection in the wounds.

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