TOP 29 Weight Loss Surgery Hospitals in Turkey

Searching for Weight Loss Surgery hospitals? Check the ranking of 29 Weight Loss Surgery clinics based on 8 reviews, find 20 top doctors. The listing represents prices for 2 medical tests and 8 treatment procedures for Weight Loss Surgery

Costs of weight loss surgery procedures in Turkey

Procedures Prices
Sleeve gastrectomy $2500 - $11000
Gastric balloon $2450 - $5500
Gastric band $3000 - $10000
Gastric bypass $4300 - $12500

The total cost is estimated individually and can vary according to the severity of illness, complications (if they occur), hospital type, and doctor’s qualification. You’ll get the exact price for weight loss surgery procedures after medical tests and consultation with a doctor.

Highly rated Weight Loss Surgery clinics in Turkey

The hospitals ranking is based on 2327 requests, 1086 patient reviews, prices, and information from 29 clinics

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Mar 30, 2021

Everything is fine) thanks, we took care of everything, at every stage of preparation and stay they were with me and helped in everything) I advise, and I will come back more than once myself Все отлично ) спасибо, обо всем позаботились, на каждом этапе подготовки и прибывания были со мной и во всем помогали) советую, и сама ещё не раз вернусь

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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 Очень хорошая клиника и профессиональные врачи, лечащий врачь сразу вызвал доверие, кроме этого очень комфортное было пребывание после

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May 1, 2021
The patient was treated of pancreatic cancer

I came for the first time for examination at the Anadolu clinic. Yes, in fact, a very good clinic, everything is organized from the plane to the last day. I want to express my deep gratitude to all the medical staff to the management of the Anadolu clinic! I would like to note the high professionalism of all the doctors whom I underwent examinations, the ability to convey to everyone's consciousness. Cardiologist Ertan Okmen surprised me with his professionalism at the first consultation, only listening to me, he named all my heart problems, which were confirmed after further examination. I want to say a big thank you to the oncologist Ismail Hakki who very professionally and deeply explained and answered all my questions. I ask the management of the Anadolu clinic to pay attention to such specialists and appreciate their work at its true worth. Thanks to the coordinator and translator Maria for her care and attention. I really hope that my gratitude in return will make you at least a little bit happier. Я, приехал первый раз на обследование в клинику Анадолу. Да, на самом деле очень хорошая клиника все организованно начиная с трапа самолета и до последнего дня. Хочу выразить огромную благодарность всему медицинскому персоналу руководству клиники Анадолу ! Хочу отметить высокий профессионализм всех докторов у которых я проходил обследования умение донести до сознания каждого. Удевил меня кардиолог Эртан Окмен своим профессионализмом на первой консултации только прослушивая меня он назвал все мои проблемы с сердцем которые после дальнейшего обследования подтвердились. Хочу сказать большое спасибо онкологу Ismail Hakki который очень профессионально и глубоко обьяснил и ответил на все мои вопросы. Прошу руководство клиники Анадолу обращать вниманияна на таких специалистов и оценить их труд по достоинству. Спасибо координатору и переводчику Мария за заботу и внимания . Я очень надеюсь, что моя ответная благодарность сделает вас хоть чуть-чуть счастливее.

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Apr 20, 2021

I am very pleased with the modern approach to medicine, caring for patients, and most importantly - the result of rhinoseptoplasty. After the experience with Ukrainian medical institutions, Medipol is a breath of fresh air! Я дуже задоволена сучасним підходом до медицини, турботою про пацієнтів, і головне - результатом риносептопластики. Після досвіду з українськими медичними закладами, Медіполь - це ковток свіжого повітря!

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Mehmet Yalim Uctum
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İzmir , Turkey
Bewell Health Assistance
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İzmir, Turkey
Bewell Health Assistance
Mehmet Gencturk
General surgeon
Istanbul , Turkey
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic
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Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic
Babek Tabandeh
Istanbul , Turkey
Medical Park Hospitals Group
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( 16 reviews )
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Istanbul, Turkey
Medical Park Hospitals Group
19 years of experience
Associate Professor Babek Tabandeh specializes in the area of general surgery, particularly in obesity surgery, cancer surgery and minimally invasive surgeries. Ass. Prof. Tabandeh graduated from Cukurova University in Adana in 1992 and Ege University in Istanbul in 1998 specializing in General Su ...
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Saidula May 9, 2019
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Medipol Mega University Hospital

Good day!!! The fee was not high, the tests were expensive, the doctor’s attention was normal, he didn’t say anything new about the results, added another pill and corrected, said the tests were good, except for the sugar index. Добрый день!!! Плата была не высокая, Анализы стоили дорого, внимание врача нормальное, от результатов ничего нового не сказал, добавил еще одну таблетку и подкоректировал, сказал что анализы хорошие, кроме показателя сахара.

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Tatyana Oct 11, 2018
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Anadolu Medical Center

All liked it. There are not enough translators and therefore girls translators are always under stress. Well, they are great. Doctors, coordinators and equipment liked everything. Minus that the clinic is far from the city and transfer from the clinic only once. Все понравилось. Не хватает переводчиков и поэтому девочки переводчицы всегда в стрессе. Ну они молодцы. Врачи, координаторы и оборудование все понравилось. Минус что клиника далеко от города и трансфер от клиники только один раз.

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Anonymous Oct 24, 2016
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Metabolik Cerrahi

Good afternoon! Today I would like to tell you about such clinic, which heals from the disease of type 2 diabetes for life. In March, I met a doctor from Istanbul with Alper Chelik and after the examination he offered me an operation called "Metabolic Surgery" and invited him to his clinic. Since I had been suffering from diabetes for 12 years and no means of treatment had lowered my blood sugar I did not hesitate to agree to a unique operation that one of the eight doctors in the world is doing. Have made operation. I start a new life without diabetes. It is good that despite the fact that Alperbey is one of the eight doctors in the world, in this unique direction he created a team that can only be envied. In the clinic, perfect cleanliness, beds and wards are equipped with the most modern equipment, every patient from the side of medical personnel is given special attention around the clock. Thanks to the team created by Alper Celik and his skill come people from all over the world. Energetic, modest doctor has no boundaries and every week he heals from diabetes 10-15 people.
I want to thank Dr. Alperbey for all the good that he has done for me and for all the patients who happily left the clinic. And may God help him in healing people from this disease!
Добрый день! Сегодня я хотел бы Вам рассказать о такой клинике, которая исцеляет от болезни сахарного диабета 2-типа на всю жизнь. В марте месяца мне удалось встретится доктором из Стамбула с Алпером Челиком и после обследования он предложил мне операцию которая называется "Метаболической Хирургией" и пригласил в свою клинику. Так как я болел диабетом уже 12 лет и никакие средства лечение не понижали мой сахар в крови я не раздумывая согласился на уникальную операцию, которую делает один из восьми врачей в мире. Сделали операцию. Начинаю новую жизнь без диабета. Радует то, что несмотря на то что Алпербей является одним из восьми докторов в мире, в этом уникальном направлении создал команду,которой только можно позавидовать. В клинике идеальная чистота, койки и палаты оборудованы самыми современными оборудованиями, каждому пациенту со стороны медицинского персонала оказано особое внимание круглосуточно. Благодаря команде созданным Алпером Челиком и его мастерству приезжают люди со всего света. Энергичность,скромность доктора не имеет границ и каждую неделю он исцеляет от диабета 10-15 человек.

Хочу поблагодарить доктора Алпербея за все добро, что сделал для меня и от всех пациентов, которые с радостью покидали клинику. И пусть Бог поможет ему в исцелении людей от этого недуга!

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Anonymous Oct 24, 2016
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Metabolik Cerrahi

I lived with diabetes for about 22 years and was injected with insulin for 12 years. At the moment, I have nothing in my life that associates with diabetes. Before the operation, I had sugar 12 and now 7. Before the operation, I weighed 107 kg, and now my weight is 59 kg Я прожила с диабетом около 22 лет и кололась инсулином в течении 12 лет. На сегодняшний момент, у меня в жизни нет ничего, что ассоцируется с диабетом. До операции у меня сахар был 12 а сейчас 7. До операции я весила 107 кг, а сейчас мой вес 59 кг

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Metabolik Cerrahi

Before the operation, I weighed 103 kg, 6 months after the operation, my weight dropped to 80 kg and I do not use any medications anymore. My sugar fell to 7th on the 6th month after the operation and still continues to decline. I feel more positive, happy and calm До операции я весила 103 кг, спустя 6 месяцев после операции, у меня вес снизился до 80 кг и уже не пользуюсь никакими лекарствами. Мой сахар снизился до 7-ми на 6-м месяце после операции и все еще продолжает снижаться. Чувствую себя более позитивной, счастливой и спокойной

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Questions and answers

What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss or bariatric surgery is an intervention aimed to reduce the volume of the stomach and accelerate the food movement along the gastrointestinal tract reducing the amount of food you eat. Surgical intervention is the only weight loss method that gives a long-term and guaranteed result.

Who benefits the bariatric operation in Turkey?

The operation is necessary for overweight people with the body mass index (BMI) over 40 kg/m². To calculate your BMI, you need to divide your weight in kilograms twice by your height in meters. For example, your weight is 150 kg and your height is 1.7 m — BMI = 150 / 1.72 = 51.9 kg/m².

Obesity surgery in Turkey is also prescribed for people with concomitant diseases — hypertension, diabetes mellitus, joint damage. In this case, the operation is carried out with a BMI of 30-35 kg/m²

After calculating your body mass index, consult with a surgeon. Only a doctor can decide if you need this procedure, choose the most effective bariatric surgery method in your particular case, answer all your questions, and predict the results after the operation.

What are the types of weight loss operations?

Sleeve gastrectomy

During the surgery, 80% of the stomach is removed. Surgeons form a tube 2-2.5 cm in diameter. Thus, the volume of the stomach and the amount of food absorbed are reduced.

Gastric bypass

During this operation, surgeons form a stomach pocket with a volume of 15-30 ml. Food from the pocket gets to the small intestine directly. As a result, patients have a sense of fullness even when taking a small amount of food.

Gastric band

In this case, bariatric doctors put the upper part of the stomach in a silicone cuff or gastric band. It narrows the stomach cavity and regulates the speed of food movement through it.

Gastric balloon

During the procedure, surgeons place an empty silicone balloon into the stomach. Then specialists fill a balloon with the physiological saline to the required volume. The operation helps to simulate a sense of fullness in the stomach.

Stomach stapling

During this surgery, metabolic specialists decrease the stomach volume and form a smaller diameter gastric tube. A part of the stomach is not removed, and the gastric wall is sewn with a multi-row suture.

What are the contraindications?

Bariatric surgery in Turkey is not performed for teenagers and people with alcohol or drug addiction. Other contraindications include: 

  • body mass index less than 30
  • pregnancy
  • Cushing's disease
  • thyroid disorders
  • peptic or esophageal ulcer
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • coronary artery disease
  • lung diseases
  • active cancer treatment
  • mental illness (psychosis, severe depression).

What is preoperative preparation for obesity surgery?

Before the operation, you should stick to some rules and follow the doctor’s recommendations. The most important among then are:

  • Preoperative diet — a short-term (2-6 weeks) diet before the surgery will lower your body mass index and reduce the risk of complications. The preoperative diet usually consists of foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates, plenty of water. 
  • Quitting smoking — at least 6 weeks before undergoing general anesthesia, as smoking before the intervention increases the risk of postoperative complications (heart attack, stroke, thromboembolism, infection, pneumonia, and death).
  • Physical activity — in the preoperative period improves well-being, general tone, lung, and heart capacity. In addition to your daily activities (work, shopping, and cleaning), try cycling, walking, or swimming for at least half an hour a day. The healthier you will be before the operation, the faster the recovery after the operations will be.

More about the presurgical program you can find here.

What is the process of weight loss treatment?

The operation plan mainly depends on the method of obesity surgery. Each of them differs in the technique of performing. Generally, the procedure takes about 3 hours.

The hospitalization is required. Usually, the patient stays in the hospital for 2-3 days:

  • 1st day — the surgery
  • 2nd day — stay in the intensive care unit
  • 3rd day — stay in the inpatient department 
  • 4th day — discharge from the hospital.

What are the risks during the surgery in Turkey?

Bariatric operation is a serious surgical intervention, so has some risks:

  • bleeding
  • wound infections
  • intestinal or bowel obstruction
  • internal hernias
  • vomiting
  • ulcers
  • low blood sugar.

However, the operation is minimally invasive and the success rate of weight loss operation is 98%.

How long is the recovery period after the bariatric operation?

  • In the first 2 days after the operation, the patient can consume only liquids.
  • On the third day after the procedure, the person takes food in small portions 5-6 times a day. Gradually, the patient develops new nutritional habits. 
  • Getting out of bed is allowed on the second day after the weight loss surgery in Turkey. Gradually, the physical activity increases and step-by-step the patient comes back to the common lifestyle. 
  • In two weeks a person can return to work if the activity is not associated with heavy physical exertion.
  • Intense physical exertions are forbidden for two months. 
  • Then physical activity is required: walking at least three kilometers a day, swimming, cycling, or aerobics will help to overcome the difficulties during the recovery period and return to a full-fledged lifestyle faster.

Read more about the rehabilitation after the obesity procedure here.

How soon after weight loss surgery can you get pregnant?

If you are planning a pregnancy, postpone it for at least 18 months after the procedure. This is the time when your weight is reduced so pregnancy will be a big burden for the body. 

After this period, pregnancy is usually safer than before the surgery — for both the mother and the baby. You should inform your gynecologist what type of intervention you had and if there were any complications after the procedure (blood clots, blood transfusion, etc.).

What results can you expect after obesity surgery in Turkey?

During a year after the operation, a person loses up to 60-70% of excess weight. In rare cases, it takes about 1.5 years. It is important that losing weight is irreversible if the patient follows all doctor’s recommendations — the weight will go away and won’t come back. This is a major advantage of the surgical treatment of the overweight. 

Besides, after the weight loss surgery in Turkey, the patients also notice regress or get rid of other diseases associated with obesity — type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac pathology, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), arthritis, infertility.

Do you need to take vitamin or mineral supplements?

Yes, usually you need to take vitamins and minerals. Supplements provide the patient with essential nutrients needed to maintain good health. A diet that must be kept after the surgery may not always provide the full range of nutrients.

What should you know about Turkey before the trip?

Currencylira (you also can pay for services in dollars and euros)
Best period for the tripMay-October
LanguageTurkish (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)
Visais not required for a trip of at least 30 days per visit
Time difference with Europe3 hours
Time difference with the USA8 hours
CapitalAnkara
Medical tourism centerIstanbul
Popular resortsAlanya, Antalya, Kemer, Marmaris

What is the level of medicine in Turkey?

Healthcare is the key development sector of the Turkish government. The Turkish authorities are convinced that care for the citizens' health should be an absolute priority of state policy and spend about 77 billion liras for healthcare annually.

As a result, 28,000 medical facilities provide excellent medical care in the country. About 50 centers have certificate of JCI (Joint Commission International), the international improver of healthcare quality and safety across the globe. The index of certificates obtained is the largest. To compare, Israel has 20 JCI-accredited facilities, and Germany — only 10 clinics of this type.

Why is Turkey trendy for medical tourism?

Turkey is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE, Jordan, and Lebanon prefer treatment in Turkey to other places.

Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. Over 1 mln international patients travel to Turkey annually. So Turkey is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.

Turkey is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 50% on services compared to European countries or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.

What hotel services are provided here?

In Turkey, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. The level of Turkish hotels is comparable to hotels in Tunisia, Morocco or Egypt. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.

When is the best time to travel to Turkey?

The main advantage of Turkish resorts is the long beach season. On the Mediterranean coast, it starts in April and lasts until November. In the resorts of the Aegean Sea — from May to October. The most comfortable time for swimming is from mid-June to the end of October. A large influx of tourists is in July-August, when the air temperature is +38°C, and the water warms up to +27°C.

Do I need a visa?

In 2020, the Republic of Turkey has visa-free agreements with 89 states. Some foreigners are exempted from obtaining entry visas, others are required to receive an electronic visa (e-Visa), and still others must apply for a visa at Turkish missions abroad.

What states need a visa for treatment in Turkey and what countries can cross the border free and easy read here.

What documents are required to apply for a visa to Turkey for treatment?

Visas for travel to Turkey require a number of documents. The necessary papers can be submitted 90 days before the planned departure. Lists of documents includes:

  • ID card
  • confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
  • certificate of income and availability of funds ($50 per day per person)
  • insurance policy for a stay in Turkey (original and copy)
  • 2 photos (5x6)
  • visa receipt
  • booking of flight and hotel
  • medical opinion about the need for treatment.
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