Gastric Band Surgery in Istanbul, Turkey

Gastric Band Surgery or Lap Band Surgery in Istanbul is the least invasive surgery for weight loss. For Gastric Band procedure in Istanbul, our bariatric surgeon places a thin, adjustable ring or a gastric band around the upper part of the stomach. This creates a new, smaller stomach pouch.

Moreover, the band limits the amount of food the patient consumes. Therefore, making the patient feel full after eating small amounts of food.

Furthermore, we work with the best bariatric surgeons who perform Gastric Band at our state-of-the-art clinics and technologically advanced JCI accredited hospitals in Istanbul.

When do you qualify for Gastric Band Surgery in Istanbul?

  • Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is at least 40 kg/m² or you have a BMI of at least 30 kg/m² with one or more obesity-related conditions
  • At least 18-years old
  • A history of unsuccessful weight loss attempts
  • Not currently suffering from any other disease that may have caused your excess weight
  • Prepared to make major changes in your eating habits and lifestyle
  • You do not drink alcohol in excess
  • Not currently pregnant (patients who become pregnant after their gastric band placement may require adjustments or removal)

Gastric Band in Istanbul for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

The Adjustable Gastric Band is a weight-loss procedure in Istanbul that involves the placement of a band around the upper portion of the stomach. Remission of diabetes occurs in approximately 45-60% of patients.
The remission or improvement of diabetes, however, is secondary to the weight-loss .

Gastric Band Surgery Procedure

    At the beginning The Best Surgery Turkey bariatric surgeon in Istanbul uses a laparoscope to position the band (“lap band”). This allows the surgery to be done through several small incisions in the abdomen, or stomach area.

    Above all, the band regulates the flow of food between the upper and lower parts of the stomach, so you feel full sooner.

Advantages of Gastric Band Surgery in Istanbul

    • Less invasive surgery for weight loss
    • No intestinal rerouting; no cutting or stapling of the stomach wall or bowel
    • Reduced patient pain, hospital length of stay and recovery time
    • Low risk of nutritional deficiencies associated with gastric bypass
    • No risk of “dumping syndrome” typically associated with gastric bypass
    • Adjustable band allows the surgeon to customize how food flows from one part of the stomach to the other, which is ideal for long-term weight loss
    • Adjustments performed without additional surgery
    • Removable at any time; stomach generally restores to its original form

Post-op Care

    Initially, recovery after bariatric surgery is different for each person. Counseling by the dietitian, who’s experienced in treating patients, is crucial after gastric restrictive operations.

    Therefore, your follow-up visits are  necessary to help recognize vitamin and iron deficiencies in the early stages of your weight loss so that appropriate treatment can be given.

    First visit: Scheduled 2-3 weeks after bariatric surgery.

    Second visit: Scheduled 4-5 weeks after bariatric surgery. A new solid diet is prescribed.

    Quarterly visits: Scheduled at approximately 3 month intervals for the first year after the operation.

    Annual / biannual visits: Scheduled at 6-12 month intervals after the first year. Follow-up will continue annually for an indefinite period of time.

Gastric Band Surgery Cost in Istanbul

    Gastric Band cost in Istanbul, Turkey is highly affordable when compared to other countries. That’s why many patients prefer Istanbul for their bariatric surgery procedures.

    Gastric Band cost in Istanbul, Turkey depends on various factors such as:

    • The patient’s age and medical condition
    • The experience and expertise of the surgeon
    • Hospitalization time
    • Clinic or hospital chosen for the procedure