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We mentioned that weight loss surgery in Turkey is the most important price-performance and quality option for international patients. Prices in Turkey, the quality of medical service, cheap accommodation in five-star hotels and medical tourism opportunities are attractive to everyone.

You can get weight loss surgery in Turkey with costs starting from $2500 and you can return home in a total of 6 days travel time, including 3 days of hospitalization.


This article is for those who are undecided about choosing Turkey for weight loss surgery. If you want to get weight loss surgery abroad but you are undecided about which country to choose, in this article we will tell you why you should choose Turkey.


Preferring Turkey for weight loss surgery will give you the chance to save both money and time.


At the end of our article, you will learn how you can get weight loss surgery in Turkey, the cost of the procedure, and weight loss surgery cost comparisons by country. At the same time, you will find at the end of the article what you can gain by choosing A-Medical health tourism company for weight loss surgery in Turkey.


What is weight loss surgery?


Weight loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery) is a surgical treatment for people suffering from morbid obesity.


While bariatric surgery helps to lose a large amount in a short time, it also provides the treatment of obesity-related type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.


Although weight loss surgery is the best solution to obesity, patients should include diet and sports in their lives after surgery.


Types of weight loss surgery and their differences


There are various methods for weight loss surgery available, which depend on the specific purpose or situation.


  • gastric band -  with the band placed around your stomach, you will feel full for a long time and your high food consumption will be prevented.

  • gastric balloon -gastric balloon is a weight loss procedure where a deflated balloon is placed in the stomach through a tube. It's then filled with saline solution, making you feel full and eat less. 

  • gastric bypass - gastric bypass is a surgical procedure for severe obesity that involves dividing the stomach and rerouting the small intestine to create a smaller stomach pouch, restricting food intake and calorie absorption to promote weight loss.

  • sleeve gastrectomy - sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure where a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a smaller tube-shaped stomach.


All these procedures can be preferred for different situations and each procedure has its own risks and advantages. After weight loss surgery, sports, diet and some lifestyle changes increase the success rate of weight loss surgery.


Who is the best candidate for weight loss surgery?


Eligible candidates for weight loss surgery must meet the following criteria:


  • BMI 40+ or BMI 35-40 with obesity-related conditions like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure

  • Previous unsuccessful weight loss attempts

  • Commitment to long-term follow-up care after surgery


If you're thinking about undergoing weight loss surgery, it's important to begin by consulting with your doctor and undergoing the required physical examinations. Once your doctor determines that weight loss surgery is a suitable option for you, they will provide guidance on the lifestyle adjustments you need to make prior to the procedure, any medications you should discontinue, and any other important instructions to follow.


Weight loss surgery in Turkey brief details


Procedure

Bariatric Surgery – Gastric Sleeve technique.

Procedure Time

2 hours

In/Outpatient

Inpatient

Anaesthetic

General

Location

Specialised Weight loss Surgery Clinic

Possible Side Effects

Wound infection, internal bleeding, leak in the gut, blocked gut, malnutrition.

Recovery Time

Up to 4 Weeks

Expected Result

Increase in weight loss. Diminished feeling of hunger and lower intake of calories.


Why Turkey is the best country for weight loss surgery?


Turkey is the main destination of medical tourism and international patients prefer Turkey because of its low costs. You not only get the medical procedure cheap in Turkey, but you also save money on transportation, accommodation, housing, shopping and food.


But there are other reasons why Turkey is the best destination for weight loss surgery:


  • The cost of weight loss surgery in Turkey is 70% cheaper compared to European countries.

  • Access to first class surgeons with high experience trained in Europe is easy in Turkey.

  • Turkey is the country with the highest number of JCI accredited clinics in the world, which brings Turkey to the top in the quality of medical service.

  • You can stay in 5 star hotels in Turkey at very cheap prices.

  • There are many medical tourism opportunities in Turkey.

  • Many doctors speak English, which means there are no language barriers in your treatment.


Turkey's advantages do not end there. Our patients who get weight loss surgery in Turkey with A-Medical health tourism company get discounts, free transfer and interpreter services and more from us.


Traveling to Turkey for weight loss surgery


If you are considering traveling to Turkey for weight loss surgery, your schedule will be as follows.


  • Day 1: When you arrive in Turkey, you will be transferred to your clinic. Here you will have your first doctor examination and the surgical procedure will be fully explained to you. Information will be given for the preparation for the surgery and your stomach will be prepared for the surgery.

  • Day 2: You will go to the clinic and have a final talk with your surgeon before the procedure. After the necessary evaluations are made, you will be prepared for surgery. After the surgical procedure, you will be sent to your room. You will stay in the hospital for 3 nights in total.

  • Day 3-4-5: During your stay in the hospital, all your checks will be made and your recovery will be evaluated. You will receive the necessary instructions from your surgeon for your return to daily life after the surgery. The surgeon will tell you the tips for a healthier healing process.

  • Day 6-7: You will be transferred from the clinic to the airport for your return home.


Please note that this program is only valid for those who obtained weight loss surgery in Turkey through A-Medical. Changes can be made in the program in line with the patient's wishes and the plan changes to be experienced in the procedure.


How much does weight loss surgery cost in Turkey?


The cost of bariatric surgery in Turkey starts from 1,500 USD. This cost is much lower when compared to countries such as the UK and USA, where weight loss surgery costs an average of $15,000 USD. In addition, the quality of weight loss surgery and the level of medical service in Turkey is quite high.


The development level of the health system and the quality of medical service in Turkey have been registered with accreditations such as ISO and JCI.


Please note that the prices we offer you are only valid for applications made through A-Medical health tourism company. Clinics will tell you higher prices for individual applications.


Weight loss surgery in Turkey cost 


You can get weight loss surgery in Turkey with costs starting from 1,500 USD.


How does A-Medical help you get affordable weight loss surgery in Turkey?


A-Medical is a health tourism company. As an experienced health tourism company, we offer services that meet both medical and tourism needs of our patients who want to have weight loss surgery in Turkey.


Obtaining weight loss surgery in Turkey through A-Medical enables patients to benefit from the following advantages:


  • Discounts (up to 70%)

  • Free transport

  • Free translator support

  • Finding, arranging and booking clinics and doctors

  • Creation of post-operative tourism tours on demand

  • Discounted accommodation support


Thanks to A-Medical health tourism company, it will give you a financial advantage to get weight loss surgery in Turkey at discounted prices, instead of getting the fix price offered by the clinics.


To get in touch with us at A-Medical, you can visit our contact page at amedical.com or send us an email at [email protected]. You can also give us a call at +90 533 423 35 48 (Whatsapp). We are always ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about medical tourism in Turkey and our services.


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