Obesity Surgery in Turkey / Antalya

Obesity Surgery in Turkey: When it Comes to Losing Weight, Genes Aren’t Destiny!

Weight reduction by Obesity Surgery in Turkey

Methods of Obesity Surgery in Turkey

Obesity Surgery in Turkey: Despite repeated attempts of a food changeover and regular sporty activities, many people suffer from adiposity (obesity). This not only affects the self-esteem as well as the entire quality of life, you feel also socially excluded from fellow-men. In addition, the immune system reacts strongly to these impulses, so that both physical disorders as diseases of the musculoskeletal system, diabetes or sleep apnea (nightly breathing difficulties), and psychological problems are often the consequences.

In Turkey, people who are suffering from a diseased overweight can be helped by the so-called bariatric intervention. However, such an adipositic surgical treatment should be well considered beforehand and discussed extensively with specialists, because these are partly serious physical changes, which cannot be reserved afterwards. Lastly should be considered that in obese people the stomach is not really ill and therefore a healthy organ is taken. Furthermore, both a long-term medical treatment is provided and a lifelong intake of specific dietary supplements to avoid a nutrient deficiency. In general, within obesity surgery in Turkey there is a distinction between restrictive and bypass techniques, which include various gastric operation methods such as the gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey and the gastric bypass in Turkey. Which method of the stomach Operation is finally used, depends individually on the patient and his medical history, and is decided by the treating specialist in Turkey. If the treatment costs will be paid by the insurance companies, are depending on established conditions and differs from case to case.

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Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

The  Gastric Sleeve in Turkey is designed to reduce your stomach by about 80-90 %. The stomach stapling operation will be performed under general anesthesia and with the help of the laparoscopic keyhole surgical method by your specialist surgeon in Turkey. This is a minimally invasive gastric surgery technique, in which the abdominal wall is opened only with a few incisions. Afterwards you will not only feel less hungry, also your stomach will be filled much faster, so that your weight reduction is positively supported. More abaut Turkey Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Balloon in Turkey

With the help of the gastric balloon in Turkey, you will not only get a faster saturation feeling, this can also be removed at any time and without any problems by your medical specialist in Turkey. The stomach balloon can either be swallowed or ambulatory inserted by using a gastroscopy. Generally, this is filled with a saline solution or gas to simulate the brain an accelerated stomach filling. The gastric balloon serves as a supporting measure for people suffering from adiposity.

Gastric Bypass Techniques in Turkey

If a stomach-OP using a bypass technique is carried out in Turkey, a  part of the digestive tract is bypassed by the surgical procedure. This results in reduced food intake, which supports the weight-reduction in two ways. In Parallel, however, it also limits the absorption of nutrients, wherefore often a danger of deficiencies occurs, and the patient has to take lifelong vitamins (e.g., vitamin B12), trace elements as well as proteins.

The gastric bypass in Turkey is the most complicated stomach OP within the bariatric surgery, in which the capacity is reduced to about 15-20 ml. The rest of the stomach is then sewn together with a loop of the small intestine (= bypass). In Turkey, the gastric bypass operation is performed under general anesthesia, and the patients will be stationed in the intensive care unit for controlling.

At the beginning of the gastric surgery, the surgeon reduces the stomach (to 15-20 mm) and sutures it with a low-lying part of the small intestine, so that the twelve-finger intestine is excluded from digestion. Thus, food and digestive juices first intermingle in the middle small intestine, which results in a lower calorie intake.

Gastric Band in Turkey

The gastric band is made of silicone and is used by the surgeon in Turkey during the surgical procedure on the upper part of the stomach. As a result, the intake of the amount of food should be restricted, as well as the calories intake is reduced. The gastric band is adjustable in size and contains a saline-filled balloon that helps to reduce the bodyweight.

The gastric band surgery is a minimally invasive technique, which is performed under general anesthesia and with the help of a laparoscopy. Due to the so-called key-hole method, only a few incisions in the abdominal wall are needed through which the band is placed around the upper stomach, thus dividing the stomach into two. The resulting “forestomach” corresponds to the size of a tennis ball, which prevents that too much food is taken. However, the feeling of hunger remains present which means that if the patient suddenly takes a lot of solid food, an uncomfortable pressure in the upper abdomen and throat will arise, which quickly leads to nausea and vomiting.

It is spoken of as a successful therapy when a reduction of the excess weight of at least 50 % is achieved – this corresponds to about 0.5 Kg per week.

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Costs of Gastric Surgery in Turkey

€2,990

SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY COST

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  • 3 Nights in All Incl. 5 Star Hotel
  • 4 nights in the hospital
  • Anesthesia
  • Complete diagnostics - internal, cardiological and obesity diagnostics
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SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY COSTS

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2,490
  • Complete diagnostics – internal, cardiological and obesity diagnostics
  • Post surgery tests
  • Blood tests and laboratory cost
  • Complete consultation and support before and after surgery by Aesthetic Travel
  • All necessary medication
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  • 4 days accommodation (4 days in hospital - full board)

GASTRIC BALLOON COSTS

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2,590
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  • Post surgery tests
  • Blood tests and laboratory cost
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  • 2 days accommodation (2 days in hospital - full board)

GASTRIC BYPASS COSTS

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3,290
  • Complete diagnostics – internal, cardiological and obesity diagnostics
  • Post surgery tests
  • Blood tests and laboratory cost
  • Complete consultation and support before and after surgery by Aesthetic Travel
  • All necessary medication and vitamin pack
  • German and English speak
  • Complete transfer service within Turkey
  • 4 days accommodation (4 days in hospital - full board)

GASTRIC BAND COSTS

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4,690
  • Complete diagnostics – internal, cardiological and obesity diagnostics
  • Post surgery tests
  • Blood tests and laboratory cost
  • Complete consultation and support before and after surgery by Aesthetic Travel
  • All necessary medication and vitamin pack
  • German and English speak
  • Complete transfer service within Turkey
  • 4 days accommodation (4 days in hospital - full board)

Gastric Sleeve in Turkey / Antalya – FAQ

Whoever considers the stomach surgery for weight reduction in Turkey, should know that surgery is always the last option – especially if the dietary and lifestyle changes as well as an alternative drug treatment did not achieve the desired result. Adiposity means a body-mass-index (BMI) of 40 (40 kg/m2) or a BMI of 35 with serious health problems – proven for at least three years. Moreover, one should be of legal age by law and not exceeded the age of 65. Another important aspect is the exclusion of mental disorders as well as alcohol and drug abuse. For these reasons, your Turkish specialists recommend that you go through a multimodal therapy program before each gastric surgery, using conservative methods, 6-12 months nutritional counseling and exercise training, as well as psychiatric treatments.

Before a gastric surgery is carried out in Turkey, specific investigations are necessary: These include a reflexion of the esophagus, the stomach and the duodenum, to exclude any possible inflammation, ulcers or tumors. In addition, the pancreas, the gall bladder and the liver are examined using the upper abdominal sonography, and for anesthesia preparation an ECG was written, as well as if necessary a lung function test (Lufu) carried out. Particularly essential is the preoperative fluid phase, which is initiated depending on the hospital in Turkey about 10 to 14 days before the gastric surgery. The aim of the protein-containing liquid food – especially before a gastric sleeve surgery – is that patients with pronounced adiposity experience a slight weight loss as well as reduction of the possible fatty liver. Also, no alcohol should be drunk at least 48 hours prior to the surgery and, about 30 days before the procedure with the smoking cease, because smoking increases both the overall healing process and the risk of pneumonia inflammation. Detailed information on this phase, you will receive from your specialist in Turkey.
Patients who have chosen a stomach reduction (sleeve gastrectomy) in Turkey, are never allowed to eat normal portions since there is simply no more space available. This means, that not only a comprehensive diet is essential, also the purchase should be very reasonable in the future. If too much food is consumed too quickly, the affected patient may feel pain, nausea and vomiting. Moreover, no medication should be taken that is harmful to the gastric mucosa (e.g., aspirin, cortisone, rheumatism, etc.). Immediately after a gastric-OP, the patient starts with his diet. As a rule, within the first four weeks only liquid food is allowed to take in form of broth, tea, coffee, unsweetened coal, low acid beverages as well as fruit, vegetables, juices and yogurt. Afterwards the general food change begins on the basis of a gradual cost-building (5-7 small meals per day), which is discussed with their specialist team of doctors in Turkey.
The success of weight loss after a gastric-OP in Turkey are very different – but always strong correlated to the motivation of the patient – and how he complied with the guidelines for food and life change. According to studies, the weight reduction is in motivated patients up to 70 % within the first two years. However, especially the restrictive surgery-techniques could be “outsmart” by the patient, if he eats large amounts of liquid or soft high calorie food. It is also possible that a sleeve gastrectomy, which was previously implemented in Turkey, slowly expand due to large portions (in approximately 30 % of all patients). That is why many patients who do not adhere to the new lifestyle, slightly increase their weight after about 2-5 years – some of them even the total lost weight! Note: Long-term studies show that surgical procedures in Turkey, such as the sleeve gastrectomy surgery, have been clearly superior compared with conservative methods of treatment.

After a bariatric procedure, the body can absorb only a few vitamins and nutrients that are why the patient has to undergo a lifelong therapy, in which the permanent state of health is controlled to prevent possible deficiency symptoms (e.g., in the form of a dietary supplement). In addition, flatulence, diarrhea and fatty stools are threaten after inappropriate meals, and sometimes even circulation of waste with sudden bowel emptying (dumping syndrome).

Generally, everyone who is undergoing a stomach surgery in Turkey needs to be clear that this brings a considerable improvement of the quality of life, but also a decision for life: Once a surgical procedure has been decided, there is no reason to go back because of the anatomical changes. The only exception is the roux-y-gastric bypass, because here the rest of the stomach remains in the patient, so a regression of the original stomach can be realized from your surgeons in Turkey postoperatively. It is also clear that surgery always involves risks. In general, wound bleeding in the area of the stomach is considered to be the most common complication of gastric-OPs, and less risky than leaky sutures. In addition, there is a possibility that unpleasant heartburn occur in the first few months after the surgical procedure, which can be treated with drugs. Furthermore, it is important to note that after a bariatric surgical procedure – due to the changed hormone balance – an increased fertility can be expected. To avoid additional charges, patients should refrain from a pregnancy within the first 18 months after gastric surgery.

It is also important to know, that the bariatric surgical treatment in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia (diaphragmatic due to breakage) cannot be carried out. Also, for people who have a problematic stomach anatomy or suffer from eating disorders (e.g. bulimia), a gastric surgery in Turkey is not qualified.

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