Metabolic Surgery in Istanbul, Turkey

Metabolic surgery in Istanbul is surgical procedures used in the treatment of metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Furthermore, metabolic syndrome is a group of metabolic disorders that usually occur together. Main causes of Metabolic syndrome are obesity, physical inactivity, increasing age and genetics. 

On the other hand, metabolic syndrome greatly increases your risk of developing following metabolic disorders:

  • Diabetes (elevated blood sugar) 
  • Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) 
  • Dyslipidemia (elevated blood cholesterol and lipids) 

Unfortunately these metabolic diseases lead patients to heart disease and stroke.

While diet and exercise are essential in the management of diabetes, many patients are unable to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through exercise and diet only. 

Therefore, diabetic patients who do not want to take lifelong medication and want to reverse diabetes should consider metabolic surgical procedures.

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

Common metabolic surgical procedures are:

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

These are minimally invasive surgical procedures similar to bariatric surgery procedures for obese patients.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that converts the stomach into a long narrow tube about the shape and size of a banana. This limits the amount of food the patient can consume and improves the effect of intestinal hormones to reduce blood sugar.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass is also a minimally invasive surgical procedure that creates a small pouch in the upper stomach that is then connected to the lower part of the small intestine. Therefore food is diverted by this bypass and is only absorbed in a short portion of the intestines.

Advantages of Metabolic Surgery in Istanbul

    • Results in a significant and sustainable long-term weight loss. (Most of patients accomplish a weight loss of about 70 – 80%)
    • Has an additional beneficial effect on the control of diabetes beyond weight loss alone
    • Patients who underwent metabolic surgery have better improvements in quality of life and overall health compared with those who only received medication.
    • Metabolic surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes.
    • Improvements in elevated blood pressure and lipid levels
    • Metabolic surgery is a safe procedure with no life-threatening complications or deaths.
    • Moreover, metabolic surgery can help prevent medical disorders related to diabetes such as kidney failure, diabetic eye disease and vascular problems.


    Metabolic Surgery in Istanbul is performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 2 hours. Most patients stay in hospital for 3 – 5 days. Majority of patients can go back to normal activities and exercise after about 2 weeks.

Metabolic Surgery Cost in Istanbul

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

    Metabolic Surgical procedures cost in Istanbul, Turkey depends on various factors such as:

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