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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Gastric band in Turkey 2024

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Turkey, Istanbul
Plastic surgeon - Kurmay Celen
13 years of experience
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  • Extensive Expertise: Dr. Kurmay Celen has been offering expert medical care since 2011, ensuring a decade of experience in Gastric bypass procedures.
  • International Recognition: Patients from Europe, the Commonwealth, the Arab League States, and North America choose Estherian Clinic for its renowned Gastric bypass services.
  • All-Inclusive Care: The Premium Gastric bypass offer includes hospitalization, a 6-day hotel stay, and transfers between the airport, hotel, and clinic.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Estherian Clinic is a multi-specialty medical center equipped with modern technology for Gastric bypass surgery.
  • Comprehensive Support: With a 2-day hospital stay followed by a 6-day hotel recovery period, patients receive continuous care and support throughout their recovery.
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Turkey, Istanbul
Plastic surgeon - Atilla H
14 years of experience
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  • Extensive Experience: Dr. Atilla H boasts a robust background with a Masters in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery and over a decade of professional experience.
  • Renowned Expertise: Having begun his career in 2010, Dr. Atilla H is a highly skilled Plastic Surgeon at ClinicExpert Hospital, ensuring top-tier Gastric band procedures.
  • Comprehensive Care: The Premium Gastric band All Included offer encompasses a luxurious 5-star hotel stay and VIP transfer for your ultimate comfort.
  • Global Recognition: ClinicExpert is a prestigious medical center in Istanbul, trusted by nearly 95,000 patients annually from across the globe, including Europe and the Americas.
  • Specialized Focus: With a dedicated team, ClinicExpert specializes in weight loss surgery, providing you with advanced Gastric band treatment in a state-of-the-art facility.
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11 Recent Gastric band Reviews in Turkey: Check Real Patient Experience

Karen • Gastric band
United Kingdom
Dec 18, 2021

Verified review.
"I didn't want to leave
I spent 3 nights and days in this hospital and i didn't want to leave, all the staff from surgeon to cleaning staff where fantastic friendly professional informative and welcoming, the hospital is clean and organised there wasnt a single thing i wasnt impressed with, i will be returning next year and am looking forward to my stay in hospital and seeing all the wonderful staff again
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Ive not requested or had any post op support as yet but am confident that if i need any questions answered they will be there for me immediately

Anonymous • Obesity
Germany
Feb 5, 2024

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I have a recommendation this hospital to everyone
Yes evrithing its correct with doktor and staff, di helpful staff one moment i Help a recommendation dis hospital to everyone thanky from you,me respekt Julian Kule
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Юлия • Obesity
Poland
Sep 21, 2023

Verified review.
Everything was super, I recommend this to everyone clinic 🥰
I liked everything very much, we were met at the airport, we were put up in a luxury hotel, it is located next to the hospital, it is very convenient, the next day we met at the hospital with an interpreter, we went around, we waited for all the tests and on the same day the operation was performed, the care was super, they were discharged on the third day. Everything was super, I recommend this to everyone clinic 🥰

Алена • Gastric bypass
Germany
Jan 9, 2023

Verified review.
"He did an amazing operation a day after which I already felt as if nothing had happened
I really liked the attitude of all the staff in the clinic, starting from the translator who met me, as well as many thanks to the curator Zakhida for the operational organization. I am also very grateful to the doctor, he explained everything, answered many of my questions. He did an amazing operation a day after which I already felt as if nothing had happened

Amir Dzhalmukhanbetov • Gastric bypass
Kazakhstan
Feb 14, 2020

Verified review.
"Professional doctors"
A very good clinic and professional doctors, the attending physician immediately aroused confidence, in addition, it was very comfortable to stay after

Carolyn Griffith • Gastric bypass
United Kingdom
Oct 7, 2021

Verified review.
I am so glad I did
The medical team are great, the nurses and cleaning staff are fantastic and the WhatsApp helpers (mine was Maria) are always there to help. I did look at going with another company but my final decision was to go to Dr He and I am so glad I did.
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Gastric band Overview in Turkey

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Surgery Time - 1 hour
Stay in the country - 5 days
Rehabilitation - 30 days
Anesthesia - General anesthesia
Verified patient reviews - 11
Requests processed - 6652
Bookimed fees - $0
Types of Gastric bypass
  • Gastric bypass - from 8400$

    This operation helps lose weight by altering your stomach and small intestine"s processing of the food you eat.

  • Gastric balloon - from 1750$

    This therapy involves placing a balloon in your stomach, aiding weight loss by limiting food intake and reducing hunger.

  • Metabolic surgery - from 3600$

    This procedure, for obesity and diabetes, alters the gut to improve the body"s metabolic regulations and health.

  • Stomach stapling - from 3000$

    This operation shrinks the stomach size, encouraging weight loss. It"s swift, relatively safe, and effective.

  • The operation is a weight-loss surgery which redirects digestion, reducing calorie absorption substantially.

  • This surgery promotes weight loss via a robot-assisted technique, restricting stomach size and rerouting the small intestine.

  • This operation reduces stomach size and reroutes food path for weight loss, improving health issues like diabetes.

  • This operation reduces stomach size through sutures, promoting weight loss without surgical invasion, offering rapid recovery benefits.

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Step-by-Step Roadmap

Day 1

  • Arrival in the country.
  • VIP transfer to the 5-star hotel.
  • Rest and acclimate to the new environment.

Day 2

  • Consultation with a bariatric surgeon.
  • Complete necessary medical tests and examinations.
  • Detailed discussion about the gastric band procedure.

Day 3

  • Pre-operation preparations.
  • Revisit the surgeon for any last-minute queries.
  • Start fasting as advised by the doctor.

Day 4

  • Gastric band operation under general anesthesia.
  • The procedure lasts typically 1-2 hours.
  • Post-operation observation in the clinic.

Day 5

  • Begin post-operation recovery in the clinic.
  • Start on a liquid diet as advised by the surgeon.
  • Participate in mild physical activities like walking.

Week 1

  • Continue recovery at the hotel.
  • Gradually increase physical activity.
  • Follow-up consultation with the surgeon.

Week 2-4

  • Slow transition from liquid to soft food diet.
  • Return to work if advised by the doctor.
  • Continue with light physical activities.

Week 5-8

  • Gradual return to regular diet.
  • Regular follow-up with the surgeon.
  • Resume higher intensity physical activities.

After 8 Weeks

  • Achieve the final result.
  • Regular follow-ups for band adjustment if needed.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle for long-term success.

Please note that each case is individual and the timelines may vary based on personal health conditions and recovery rate.

What patients like:

  1. Cost.The Gastric band cost in Turkey ranges from 4000$ to 8400$. This price is significantly lower compared to the average cost of $15000 in the United States.
  2. Doctor’s professionalism. Patients appreciate the professionalism and friendliness of the medical staff. They are well-informed and make patients feel welcomed.
  3. Service level. The service level in Turkey's hospitals impresses many patients. The facilities are clean, organized, and efficient.
  4. Gastric band efficacy. The outcome of the gastric band procedure is highly effective, leading to significant weight loss.
  5. Logistics. Patients appreciate the well-organized logistics that make their stay comfortable and stress-free.

What patients don't like:

  1. Language barrier. Some patients have reported difficulties in communication due to language differences.
  2. Post-operative care. A few patients have expressed concerns about the follow-up care after returning home.
  3. Traveling for surgery. The need to travel to a foreign country for surgery can be daunting for some patients.

How much is Gastric band cost in Turkey? Find Out Now

updated 2/25/2024
The average cost of Gastric band in Turkey ranges from 4000$ to 8400$. The offers include gastric band surgery as an option for those wishing to change their lifestyle and lose weight. The surgery is minimally invasive and generally considered safe, with a low risk of complications. Patients can expect to experience a faster recovery time and improved health after the procedure.
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Gastric band from $5200 from $4000 from $4500
The total cost is calculated individually. It may range depending on your medical issue, doctor's qualification, procedure complexity and related complications (if they occur). You’ll get the exact price for a plastic surgery procedure after a consultation with a doctor.
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According to 35 clinics presented in the ranking

The best hospitals for the gastric band abroad are presented in the list below. People with obesity and related problems (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.) choose the stomach banding for the treatment.

The ranking is formed according to patients' reviews and Bookimed managers’ expert opinion.

How much does lap band surgery cost? The price for the gastric band varies in different countries and cities. The lap band surgery cost without insurance includes consultation with a doctor and the procedure itself. The cost depends on surgeon’s fee. The starting price for the procedure is $5,000.

Discover the Best Gastric band Clinics in Turkey: 35 Verified Options and Prices
Check the hospital ranking based on requests and 11 reviews to pick the right Gastric band clinic for you.
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 104 reviews
doctor Suleyman Hilmi Ipekci
25 years of experience
Suleyman Hilmi Ipekci

Hisar Hospital Intercontinental is a multi-specialty medical center in Turkey, Istanbul.

The medical center specializes in pediatric and adult cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, oncology, weight loss surgery, and check-ups. Hisar Intercontinental Hospital serves only adults. 250,000 patients choose Hisar Intercontinental Hospital to get medical care every year.  Hisar Hospital is certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) that confirms compliance with international standards of treatment quality and safety.

Patients from CIS, Balkans and African countries choose Hisar Hospital for medical care.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Juljan • Feb 5, 2024
Yes evrithing its correct with doktor and staff, di helpful staff one moment i Help a recommendation dis hospital to everyone thanky from you,me respekt Julian Kule
4.5
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Dr. K Clinics
Turkey, Istanbul
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Dr. Ibrahim Karatas Clinics is a private multi-specialty medical center in Istanbul, Turkey. The team is dedicated to gastroenterology, weight loss surgery, and mammology. According to the clinic’s data, the success rate for gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) is 10.0%. Dr. Ibrahim Karatas Clinics serves only adults. 1,000 patients choose Dr. Ibrahim Karatas Clinics to get medical care every year. Patients from Europe, the Commonwealth, the USA, Canada, Australia, and Russian-speaking countries visit the clinic most often.

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Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence certificate for Dr. K Clinics
Czech Joint Commission Accreditation (Spojené akreditační komisi) certificate for Dr. K Clinics
Joint Commission International  certificate for Dr. K Clinics
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Anadolu Medical Center
Highest-Rated Clinic for Gastric band
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 451 reviews
  • Anadolu is a leading medical center for the gastric band in Turkey among international patients. The hospital is in the list of Top 10 facilities by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA).
  • Specialists follow American standards and protocols of treatment at 20-30% lower gastric band cost than in the US due to the living wage in Turkey.
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accreditations:

International Organization for Standardization certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Joint Commission International  certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
European Society for Medical Oncology certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Organisation of European Cancer Institutes Certificate certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
 Johns Hopkins Medicine certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Patient Choice for Basic Check-up certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Patient choice in Oncology & Hematology Oncology certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
International Accreditation System for Interventional Oncology Services (IASIOS) certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
 Planetree's Gold Certificate certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
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Natalia Vilenskaia • Oct 10, 2022
Excellent clinic. Very caring and skilled doctors. Despite the fact that I went to the gastrectomy operation alone, without an accompanying person, I did not feel for a single minute without attention and care. Thanks to my wonderful translator Elmira - she has become a real support. Special thanks to my coordinator Bakhtygul - she organized everything as comfortably and professionally as possible. The recovery room is excellent. Bright, with a beautiful view. My deep gratitude to all the staff of the surgical department (floor 1) for their kindness, attention, support, care. The doctor from the first minute caused complete confidence. I think he is a true professional and a wonderful surgeon. I definitely recommend the clinic for a competent, comprehensive examination, and for the treatment of serious problems.
4.6
451 reviews
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Kucukcekmece Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.1
Good
• 57 reviews

Kucukcekmece Hospital is a multidisciplinary clinic located in Istanbul, Türkiye. The strongest specialties are hair transplant plastic aesthetic, teeth treatment, bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and cardiology. Kucukcekmece Hospital serves both adults and children. 45,000 patients choose the clinic to get medical care every year. 

Major international patient flow comes from the USA, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Arab League States.

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Turkish Medical Association certificate for Kucukcekmece Hospital
Karen • Dec 18, 2021
I spent 3 nights and days in this hospital and i didn't want to leave, all the staff from surgeon to cleaning staff where fantastic friendly professional informative and welcoming, the hospital is clean and organised there wasnt a single thing i wasnt impressed with, i will be returning next year and am looking forward to my stay in hospital and seeing all the wonderful staff again
4.1
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Liv Hospital Ulus
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 212 reviews
  • The Obesity Clinic of Liv Hospital is considered the center of excellence due to high success rates of the gastric band in Turkey. People lose 40-50% of excess weight.
  • 50,000 medical tourists choose Liv each year. They go for VIP services and reasonable gastric band surgery cost, which is 2 times lower than in European countries.
  • People lose 40-50% of excess weight after the procedure.>/li>
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Joint Commission International  certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Colorectal Surgery Center for Excellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Robotic Surgery Center of Exellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Patient choice in Diagnostics certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Best patient assistance certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
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Amir Dzhalmukhanbetov • Feb 14, 2020
A very good clinic and professional doctors, the attending physician immediately aroused confidence, in addition, it was very comfortable to stay after
4.5
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Hair Clinic
Turkey, Istanbul
4.7
Excellent
• 122 reviews

Hair Clinic is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Istanbul, Turkey. The strongest specialties are dental treatment, plastic surgery, and weight loss surgery. The team offers the only one available in Turkey oxygenated hair transplantation with Comfort-in Device. Hair Clinic has been treating more than 20,000 successful patients inside the A-plus hospital since 2014. Among the clinic's achievements are the success rates: 99.0% for veneers, 95.0% for tooth restoration, 99.0% for dental implant, 99.0% for dental crown installation, 99.0% for FUE hair transplant, 99.0% for DHI hair transplantation, 99.0% for FUE hair transplant, 99.0% for Hair transplant, 99.0% for DHI hair transplantation, 95.0% for sleeve gastrectomy ,and 95.0% for Gastric balloon. Hair Clinic serves both adults and children. 5,000 patients choose Hair Clinic to get medical care every year. Patients from the CIS, Europe, the USA, and Canada visit the clinic most often.

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Serhii K • Jan 15, 2024
Everything went quickly, efficiently, with maximum comfort and attention.
4.7
122 reviews
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Emsey Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.2
Good
• 31 reviews

Emsey Hospital is one of Turkey’s multi-specialty private medical center, provides health services in the A+ Class level hospital. The hospital has ISO and JCI accreditations as a reliable medical center. As a general hospital, the facility provides treatments in general medicine, surgical medicine and internal medicine. Emsey Hospital provides healthcare services to patients from all around the world since 2012. The hospital has Advanced Spine Surgery Center performing congenital and complicated orthopedic treatments from scoliosis to spine fusion surgeries. The Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit is one of the largest BMT unit in Turkey with 45 beds. 

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Emsey Hospital
Юлия • Sep 21, 2023
I liked everything very much, we were met at the airport, we were put up in a luxury hotel, it is located next to the hospital, it is very convenient, the next day we met at the hospital with an interpreter, we went around, we waited for all the tests and on the same day the operation was performed, the care was super, they were discharged on the third day. Everything was super, I recommend this to everyone clinic 🥰
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Hermes Clinics
Turkey, Istanbul
4.4
Good
• 14 reviews
doctor Prof Dr Ozgur Kemik
27 years of experience
Prof Dr Ozgur Kemik

Hermes Clinics is a healthcare network that provides medical services in Istanbul, Turkey. Hermes Clinics offer treatments and packages that include the therapy plan, VIP transfer from-to the airport, a guide that speaks your language, accommodation at prestigious 5 stars hotels in Istanbul, lifetime online consultation option.

 

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Hermes Clinics
Мария • Aug 26, 2023
The service is beyond praise. Everything happened clearly, quickly, professionally. Thank you for your caring attitude, for your support. I think I couldn't have done it myself without you. Maria.
4.4
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Lokman Hekim Istanbul Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 13 reviews

Lokman Hekim Istanbul Hospital (former Adatip International Hospital) is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Istanbul, Turkey. Top specialties here are neurosurgery, orthopedics, spinal surgery, and weight loss surgery. Lokman Hekim serves both adults and children. Patients from the CIS, Africa, and Arab League States visit the clinic most often.

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Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT certificate for Lokman Hekim Istanbul Hospital
Joint Commission International  certificate for Lokman Hekim Istanbul Hospital
Ахмаджал • Dec 23, 2021
The treatment strategy is very competent. Meeting from the airport and escort for all procedures of Farida and the coordinator Ulviya Honum.
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Estherian Clinic
Turkey, Istanbul
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doctor Dr Ahmet Kaplan
5 years of experience
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Estherian Clinic is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Istanbul, Turkey. The team is dedicated to dental treatment, plastic surgery and weight loss surgery. Estherian Clinic serves only adults. 600 patients choose Estherian Clinic to get medical care every year. Patients from Europe & Commonwealth, Arab League States and USA, Canada, Australia visit the clinic most often.

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Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT certificate for Estherian Clinic
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Your Medical Travel Guide: Essential Tips and Advice

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How many days do I need to stay in Turkey?
5 days
How much extra money do I need (additional to the procedure)?
A night in a 5-star hotel on full board basis — $100. A night in a 4-star hotel breakfast included — $50. A night in a 3-star hotel breakfast included — $30. Lunch & dinner — $15.
Some clinics include 4- or 5-star hotel stay in the procedure cost.
Do I need a visa?
For citizens of the UK: visa is not required. For citizens of the USA: online visa is available — $76.50.
For citizens of other countries — please visit ivisa.com to find more details on entry requirements to Turkey.
What payment options are available?
PayPal, cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard).
Transfers
Flight tickets to Turkey: are not included in the price.
Transfer: most of clinics provide a free airport-clinic-airport transfer for patients coming for the procedure.

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Suleyman Hilmi Ipekci
Turkey, Istanbul
Suleyman Hilmi Ipekci
Endocrinologist
25 years of experience
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Prof. Dr. Suleyman Hilmi Ipekcı, M.D., was born in 1976. He was graduated from Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University in 1999.He completed his residency education on Internal Medicine in Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University in 2005.He completed his fellowship on Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases in School of Medicine, Selçuk University in 2010.He completed his training for Associate Professorship in Selçuk University in 2016..He was awarded with first and third places in Best Scientific Publication for Diabetes Mellitus Award of National Diabetes Congress in 2014 and first place in Internal Medical Sciences, Publication Contest for Assistant Professors of Selçuk University in 2014. He authored 42 scientific articles published in international scientific journals and 16 scientific articles published in local journals. He participated in 16 panels/conferences as lecturer. He participated to 45 national congresses and 15 international congresses and published 80 presentations in total. His articles were cited 230 times in international publications. He worked as a referee for 65 scientific articles. He participated in 8 national and international scientific projects as coordinator / researcher, two of them were projects of TUBİTAK. He was a member of the jury for 29 residency thesis / residency examinations. He participated in many national and international scientific trainings and certification programs. FIELDS OF MEDICAL INTERESTDiabetesThyroid and Diabetes DiseasesThyroid CancersPituitary DiseasesAdrenal Gland DiseasesHormone DisordersEDUCATIONUniversity: İstanbul Üniversitesi  Cerrahpaşa Tıp FakültesiSpecialty Education: İstanbul Üniversitesi  Cerrahpaşa Tıp FakültesiSubspecialty: Selçuk Üniversitesi Meram Tıp Fakültesi (Endokrinoloji ve Metabolizma Hastalıkları)Associate Professor: Selçuk Üniversitesi Tıp FakültesiProfessor: Atlas ÜniversitesiExperienceİstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp FakültesiSelçuk Üniversitesi Tıp FakültesiMardin Devlet HastanesiSelçuk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Read more
Yasar Ozdenkaya
Turkey, Istanbul
Yasar Ozdenkaya
General surgeon
21 years of experience
Medipol Mega University Hospital
In 1998 Dr. Ozdenskaya started working in Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital. In five years he changed his place of work to Gökçeada İaşeli Military Hospital. 2005-2012 – the period of practicing in Okmeydan Clinic 2008-2009 - Istanbul Faculty of Medicine Since 2012 he occupies the position of the General specialist in the surgery of obesity in Medipol Clinic. Operation performed by Prof. Ozdenskaya: Laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection and stomach resection using the da Vinci robot Gastric balloon Mini-Gastric bypass   Read more
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FAQ about Gastric band in Turkey

What is the gastric band?

The gastric banding is a method of weight loss to reduce the amount of food taken by a patient. It is one of the most effective methods of treatment pathological excess weight.

Stomach band process

During the procedure, a surgeon puts the upper part of the stomach on a silicone cuff or gastric band. It narrows the stomach cavity and regulates the speed of food movement through it.

Part of the stomach above the band stretches, causing a feeling of satiety. The band size can be further regulated. The size of the band is determined individually for a particular patient.

What is the effectiveness of gastric band abroad?

Obese patients lose less excess weight after banding than after stomach bypass or sleeve resection. 20-30% of patients need re-operation in 10 years due to bandage wearing out or insufficient weight loss.

Patients with body mass index (BMI) under 40 kg/m2 can undergo the stomach banding. Features of the procedure are the following:

  • the success rate of the surgery: 100%
  • operation time: 1 hour
  • in-hospital stay: 2-4 days
  • loss of excess weight: 40-50%
  • reversibility: possible.

What are advantages of the gastric band abroad?

  • Simplicity

The operation is performed laparoscopically. It means that surgeons do not cut the abdomen during the procedure. They make 5 punctures in 0.5-1 cm of size.

The gastric band is a low traumatic operation. The risk of postoperative complications is low.

Among the possible complications are:

  1. gallstones
  2. sagging of the skin
  3. constipation
  4. diarrhea
  5. heartburn.

There is no need for rehabilitation and prolonged postoperative observation of a patient. Laparoscopic gastric banding is performed under general anesthesia.

  • Reversibility

100% is reversibility of the operation. Unlike many serious interventions, the bandage can be easily removed at any time.

  • Duration

Stomach band surgery lasts from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Are any contraindications to weight loss band surgery?

  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • alcoholism, drug addiction
  • age of a patient is under 18 years
  • frequent or continuous intake of NSAIDs by a patient (including aspirin)
  • unwillingness or inability to follow the diet
  • allergic reactions to the bandage material
  • emotional instability or any psychological impairment of a patient.

What is the lap band cost without insurance?

Doctors determine how much is lap band surgery for each patient individually. The price depends on the patient's condition and related disease treatment. As the price is calculated in each particular case, some clinics in this listing do not represent prices for the operation. However, the lowest price of gastric band starts from $5,000.

In some cases the gastric band cost is covered by insurance. However, this and other insurance terms you should specify in your insurance agent.

Where is the best place for the gastric band abroad?

Germany

Germany is one of the best countries for gastric band abroad. 90% of obese patients lose 50-65% of excess fat after the procedure here. On average, people lose 5-7 kg within a month. The procedure in German hospitals performed laparoscopically (by lap method). Stomach band is minimally invasive and reduces the risks of complications.

How much does lap band surgery cost? The price for the procedure in Germany is 2-4 times higher than in India, Thailand, or Turkey. The high level of healthcare development and the average price policy explain the lap band surgery cost without insurance in the country.

German specialists are among the world’s leaders in high-quality management and patients’ safety. Doctors’ reputation also influences the stomach band surgery cost.

India

India is the 3rd most obese country in the world. Due to this fact, surgeons here have vast experience and high level of qualification. Indian doctors are among the best ones specialized in gastric band abroad. They undergo international training and cooperate with their foreign colleagues.

How much does lap band surgery cost in Indian hospitals? India is one of the most affordable countries for bariatric procedures. The stomach band surgery cost in India is 3-4 times cheaper than in European and Middle East countries. The quality of the procedure is on the same level. The low costs rely on the state’s economic development and common price policy within the nation.

Thailand

Thai medical centers are among the best ones for gastric band abroad. High-quality of services, reasonable prices, and vacation are combined in Thailand. Clinics here look like the luxury resorts. That’s why over 1 million international patients choose the country for treatment.

How much does lap band surgery cost in Thai hospitals? The prices here are 35-75% lower than in Germany, Australia, Israel, the USA, etc. Doctors offer weight loss packages and programs. It helps patients to save up to 70% of their money. That’s why the stomach band surgery cost in Thai clinics is lower than in the other ones.

What does the surgery cost include?

The price of the gastric band usually involves:

  • consultation with a specialist before and after the procedure
  • the surgery itself
  • in-hospital stay.

Some hospitals include the transfer from/to an airport and meals in the stomach band surgery cost. Specify this info before choosing a clinic.

What factors do affect the price of stomach banding?

  • Location of a hospital. The gastric band cost varies in different regions due to the economic policy and average living wage. So, you will spend 3-4 times less money and save up to 75% in Asian countries like Thailand or India. The lap band price also may differ from city to city — the more significant metropolis is, the higher the cost is.
  • Surgeon's experience. High qualification of a surgeon plays an essential role to avoid unfavorable complications and side effects. Study doctors' CVs to choose a surgeon with vast experience. Highly-skilled specialists practice in the best clinics worldwide and cooperate with their international colleagues to provide the most innovative methods.
  • Presence of related diseases or complications. If you have some illnesses related to obesity, you probably will be prescribed some additional procedures that may increase the gastric band surgery cost. Moreover, in severe cases of obesity, some patients face complications after the procedure and need other surgery. This option also boosts your expenses.

How to save your money on the surgery?

  1. Choose country near your native one. Usually, flight tickets to the far places are expensive enough. If you want to cut down your expenses significantly, choose a clinic in that state where it is cheaper to get.
  2. Choose a country that provides a lower cost for the same procedure and services. The lowest lap band surgery cost is represented in Turkish clinics, where the price is 2 times lower than in Spain. You may get two gastric bands in Turkey and only one in Spain at the same price.
  3. Refuse additional services. A lot of medical facilities offer extra assistance. For example, medical staff often provide patients with excursions, massages, yoga, and other services. Backing out of additional services you may save a significant amount of your money.

Where can you find the cheap gastric band?

If you are looking for the cheapest gastric band, pay your attention to Turkey. This country is among the leaders in bariatric surgery, including stomach banding procedure. The affordable lap band cost is the primary reason why thousands of patients choose Turkey for the operation.

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