Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Istanbul, Turkey

Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Istanbul is a surgical weight-loss procedure. During Gastric Sleeve procedure in Istanbul, about 80% of the stomach is removed and the remaining stomach forms a narrow tube called a sleeve. This way, less food will make you feel more full when eating.

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

When do you qualify for a Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey?

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Are between 18 and 75 years old
  • Efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher
  • Your BMI is 35 or more and you have serious weight-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea
  • You’re a teenager who’s gone through puberty, your BMI is 35 or more, and you have serious obesity-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or severe sleep apnea
  • In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.

Gastric Sleeve in Istanbul for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Sleeve gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve in Istanbul appears to have some weight-loss independent effects on glucose metabolism and also causes some changes in gut hormones that favor improvement of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes remission rates after sleeve gastrectomy are also very high (more than 60%).

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Procedure

    Best Surgery Turkey surgeons use two techniques in Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy) in Istanbul: first one by making a large incision in the abdomen (an open procedure) or by making several small incisions and using small instruments and a camera to guide the surgery (laparoscopic approach). More than half of your stomach is removed, leaving a thin vertical sleeve, or tube, that is about the size of a banana. Surgical staples keep your new stomach closed. Because part of your stomach has been removed, this is not reversible.

    Sometimes Sleeve Gastrectomy in Istanbul is part of a larger approach to weight loss done in several steps. If you need to lose a lot of weight before you have duodenal switch surgery, gastric sleeve surgery may help you.

Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Istanbul

    • The smaller stomach still functions normally, so you can tolerate most foods, just in small amounts
    • Can later be converted to a Roux-En-Y gastric bypass, if desired
    • Eliminates the upper portion of the stomach that produces hormones that stimulate hunger (ghrelin), so your appetite often lessens
    • Less acid secretion, so less chance of an ulcer
    • Because the intestine remains intact, less chance of intestinal obstruction (blockage), anemia, osteoporosis, and protein and vitamin deficiency
    • No adjustments or foreign bodies that may cause obstruction, slippage or erosion

Post-op Care

    Recovery after bariatric surgery is different for each person. Counseling by the dietitian, who’s experienced in treating patients after gastric restrictive operations. 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 Sleeve Surgery Cost in Istanbul

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

    Sleeve Gastrectomy 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