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        Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

        Your Guide to Safe, Ever-Lasting Weight Loss

        Gastric Sleeve Surgery

        If you suffer from high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or depression, your life can truly, radically change after bariatric surgery. At Care in Turkey, we specialize in solving obesity for life.

        Health mustn’t be a privilege. A gastric sleeve in Turkey is an affordable, permanent solution and an impeccable VIP experience accesible to everyone.

        Simple Guide to Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

        The cost of a gastric sleeve in Turkey gives you the chance of experiencing a true life reversal with all travel arrangements covered, including a private driver in Istanbul for all your rides.

        Time in Turkey

        7 DAYS

        Surgery Time

        1-3 HOURS


        4 NIGHTS

        Medical Insurance

        Included in our Travel Packages


        4/5* HOTELS



        What is a Gastric Sleeve?

        Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is performed for a stable, permanent weight loss

        A gastric sleeve in Turkey combats the worst symptoms of obesity through a triple action:

        1. Stomach Reduction: Gastric sleeve surgery implies a 70-90% stomach reduction through laparoscopy. Such reduction in food storage capacity is the main factor behind weight loss.
        2. Ghrelin Reduction: Ghrelin is the hormone responsible for the feeling of hunger. Stomach reduction leads to a diminished ghrelin production, which further enhances post-op weight loss.
        3. Insulin Production: Lastly, the lesser production of ghrelin raises the amount of insulin in circulation, which reduces blood sugar and weight.

        Why Undergo Sleeve Gastrectomy?

        Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is advised for patients suffering from chronic obesity. This means, people who have not been able to cut down on weight despite repeated efforts, mainly through sports and dietary regimes.

        This is important, because responsible surgeons will refuse to treat you if you have not attempted to lose weight through traditional methods. Unless you suffer from severe illnesses linked to obesity.

        If any of such apply to you, bariatric surgery can truly have a positive impact on your life, including in overall health, energy levels, mood swings, self-esteem and confidence.

        Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey

        In recent years, Turkey has become a world hub for sleeve gastrectomy and vsg surgeries, attracting tens of thousands of patients on a yearly basis

        Affordable prices alone do not explain such popularity:
        Experienced surgeons

        the quality of Turkish medical professionals is considered high. Turkey is home to many experienced and well-respected bariatric surgeons.

        Well-managed facilities

        Turkish hospitals and clinics are equipped with modern technology and offer efficient, high-quality services.


        Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is often less expensive compared to other countries.

        Comprehensive aftercare

        while in Turkey, patients are assisted by nurses both at the hospital and hotel, including medicine and instructions for proper recovery.

        Long-term follow-up

        nurses and medical assistants offer constant support and remain available indefinitely after patients return back home.

        Patients must weigh the advantages against the disadvantages of having a gastric sleeve in Turkey:
        Follow-up at a distance

        Patients will need to regularly follow up with their surgeon to ensure the success of the surgery and monitor any potential complications.

        Travel abroad

        Patients need to travel far from home and spend a week away for the surgery and recovery.

        Risk of complications

        Like any surgery, a sleeve gastrectomy carries a risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, and hernias.

        Long-term dietary restrictions

        Patients will need to adhere to a strict diet and lifestyle to ensure proper recovery and avoid any complications.

        Gastric Sleeve in Turkey Before and After

        Losing +90 pounds can have a tremendous impact on all aspects of your life. This are the lives we have changed, and the memories that remain. Having a healthy body is not a caprice, it’s a basic need.

        Are Your Eligible for a Gastric Sleeve in Istanbul?

        Permanently removing 80-85% of your stomach is not something that can be done lightly. As medical providers, we are often contacted by patients who insist on getting bariatric surgery without meeting the necessary criteria. This is not possible, for the patient’s own safety.
        Must-meet criteria for bariatric surgery include:
        • A Body Mass Index (BMI) equal or higher to 40 (35 to 40 BMI might be acceptable under certain circumstances)
        • Having type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and/or high blood pressure
        • Having type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and/or high blood pressure
        • Not being under blood thinners and/or antidepressants
        • Being psychologically prepared for a drastic body change

        Should you want to establish if you’re suitable for Gastric Sleeve in Turkey, contact us now for a free online appointment. You can discover weight loss potential with bariatric surgeries by checking out our article.

        How much does a Gastric Sleeve cost in Turkey?

        It is not possible to establish the cost of a gastric sleeve in Turkey without a prior medical consultation. Prices may vary according to the surgical method employed, the conditions of the patient, and several other considerations.

        On average, a gastric sleeve costs in Turkey 60-70% less than in countries such as the UK, US or Canada. You can look at our table below for a more accurate estimation.

        The 60-70% reduction is inclusive of hotel accommodation, plane tickets, and private transportation in Istanbul. All surgical fees, hospital stay, medication, aftercare and follow-up are included.

        Medical travel packages may also include flexible hotel accommodations (4 or 5 stars), and touristic activities such as city sightseeing.

        Should you want to receive a complete treatment plan, including the total cost of your gastric sleeve in Turkey, you can contact us to receive a free quote.

        Internationally-Awarded Bariatric Surgeon in Istanbul

        Dr. Cemalettin Camcı
        Bariatric Surgery at Care in Turkey

        Prof. Dr. Cemalettin Camcı is a Turkish general surgeon with a specialization in bariatric surgery and a record of international awards, including US and Norwegian scholarships, surgical practices, research residencies, medical publications and over 2,000 treated patients.

        With more than 30 years of experience, Prof. Dr. Camci has worked as a medical practitioner at Rikshospitalet-Oslo, Norway’s only transplantation center, and at the Nazih Zuhdi Transplantation Institute in Oklahoma, USA.

        In 2012, Prof. Dr. Camcı was also appointed as Deputy Dean and Head of the Department of Surgical Sciences, Head of the Department of General Surgery and Operating Coordinator at Istanbul Bilim University.

        ⚠️ Risks of Weight Loss Surgery ⚠️

        A gastric sleeve is not a dangerous procedure, but it is irreversible. Patients should be aware of this fact and make a calm, pondered decision before giving their medical consent.

        Despite the low complication rate (less than 2%), bariatric surgery is not infallible. Like any other surgery, it has potential risks. These include:

        Despite the very low occurrence, your surgeon’s responsibility and legal obligation is to duly inform you of all possible complications before your consent is taken.

        We couldn’t stress enough on the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced bariatric surgeon and follow the pre- and post-operative instructions carefully.

        If you follow all such instructions carefully, all statistics guarantee an almost 100% chance of success. Our surgeons are accredited professionals with a spotless international curriculum.

        To give even greater guarantee, we give a free medical insurance to all of our patients.

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        Surgery in Turkey, with complete security.

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        The 7️ Steps of Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

        While in Turkey, everything will be provided for you. Food plates will go to your table, private cars will pick you up. You can just lay back, relax and enjoy. Sultans weren’t treated any better.

        Here’s all you need to know about the process of getting a gastric sleeve in Turkey:


        Initial Contact and Online Consultation

        The first step is to reach out to a reputable bariatric surgery clinic in Turkey for a free online consultation. During this consultation, patients ask questions and discuss their medical history and weight loss goals.

        Medical Evaluation and Pre-operative Planning

        The patient may need to provide medical records and other relevant medical reports to the clinic in Turkey. The bariatric specialist will use this information to evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the surgery and to plan for the procedure.

        Travel Arrangements

        The clinic can assist with travel arrangements, including booking the patient’s flight to Istanbul and arranging for private transportation from the airport to the hotel and clinic.

        Arrival in Istanbul

        Upon arrival, patients are welcomed by a representative from the clinic and transported to the hotel from the airport. The patient then have a pre-operative consultation with the bariatric specialist, who will review the patient’s medical history, the procedure plan, and answer any questions the patient may have.


        On surgery day, patients are transported to the hospital, where they undergo the procedure. The surgery typically takes 2-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

        Post-operative Care

        After surgery, patient are monitored closely in the hospital for several days. Patients are provided with instructions for post-operative care, including guidelines for diet and exercise.

        Follow-up and Return Home

        Before leaving Turkey, patients have a follow-up appointment with the bariatric specialist to review their progress and answer any questions they may have. Patients can always contact the clinic in case they need additional support or have any questions after returning home.

        Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve: What’s Best? ⚖️

        When it comes to having a gastric sleeve in Turkey, there’s few more frequent questions than comparison with the bypass procedure. Let’s look at Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass.

        👍🏼First, a gastric sleeve is considered to have a lower risk of malnutrition compared to a gastric bypass, as it does not involve rerouting the small intestine.

        👎🏼However, a gastric bypass has a higher success rate in terms of weight loss and may be recommended for patients with a higher body mass index (BMI) or those with medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

        Ultimately, both procedures have their benefits and risks, and the decision about which procedure is best for a particular patient should be made in consultation with a qualified bariatric surgeon. It’s important to thoroughly understand the risks and benefits of each procedure and to have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.

        Sleeve Gastrectomy Healing Stages ❤️‍🩹

        Immediately after surgery, patients must go through several stages of recovery and healing, which include:


        Hospital Stay

        Most patients will spend four nights in the hospital after surgery. During this time, patients will be monitored for any complications and receive pain management and support at all times.


        Initial Recovery

        In the first two to four weeks after gastric sleeve surgery, patients need to limit physical activity and follow a special diet to help healing and adjustment to their new digestive system.


        Dietary Guidelines

        After surgery, patients will need to follow a strict diet to help them with recovery and to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. This may include:

        1. 🍗Eating several small, protein-rich meals throughout the day
        2. 🚰Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated
        3. <🥗Avoiding high-fat, high-sugar, and high-carb foods
        4. 💊Taking vitamin and mineral supplements as recommended by your surgeon



        Patients will be in contact with their surgeon in the months and years after surgery to monitor their progress and address any concerns.

        Lifestyle Changes

        A gastric sleeve in Turkey is a tool, not a complete cure, for obesity. Patients will need to commit to healthy life habits after the procedure.

        Have You Tried All Alternative Obesity Treatments?

        Obesity is a complex condition that requires a comprehensive and personalized approach. There are several weight loss treatments that can help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight:

        1. Lifestyle Changes: Making healthy changes to diet and physical activity levels is the foundation of obesity treatment. This may involve reducing calorie intake, eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein, and increasing physical activity levels.
        2. Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy can help patients identify and address the underlying psychological and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity. This may involve working with a therapist to develop healthy habits, manage stress, and overcome emotional eating.
        3. Medications: A variety of medications are available to help patients with obesity achieve and maintain a healthy weight. These medications may include appetite suppressants, fat blockers, and drugs that regulate metabolism.
        4. Supplements: Some weight loss supplements, such as herbal remedies, vitamins, and minerals, may help support weight loss by reducing appetite, increasing metabolism, or increasing fat breakdown.
        5. Meal Replacements: Meal replacements, such as meal replacement shakes and bars, can help patients control calorie intake and promote weight loss. These products are formulated to provide balanced nutrition and support healthy weight loss.
        6. Bariatric Surgery: Bariatric surgery, such as a sleeve gastrectomy in Turkey, can be considered particularly if all prior methods have been unsuccessfully tested.

        Medical Tourism: Weight Loss Surgery Abroad?

        Turkey has experienced an incredible medical tourism boom in recent years, as studied by universities and specialized reviews all over the world. Given current inflation and rising prices, the trend shows no signs of stopping.

        Below, you will important information regarding the specifics of undergoing bariatric surgery in Turkey, including practical questions and details regarding safety which will surely interest you.

        Remember: Istanbul can offer you much more than weight loss surgery.

        Is It Safe to Have a Sleeve Gastrectomy in Turkey?

        Having a safe gastric sleeve surgery depends on a variety of factors, including the surgeon’s experience and expertise, the patient’s health and medical history, and the medical facilities and support systems in place.

        Given the importance of the procedure, we encourage patients to do a thorough research before choosing a medical provider. This must include checking the credentials of the surgeon and hospital in question, reading online reviews and testimonials, and checking if they are registered and certified by the Turkish Ministry of Health.

        If all such conditions apply, having a gastric sleeve in Turkey is as safe as in any reputable clinic elsewhere. That is, mostly safe but with a low amount of acceptable risk involved.

        Why Do Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey?

        Most patients coming for vsg surgery in Turkey come from the UK, the US, Australia and/or Canada. Over there, bariatric surgeries cost well over $10,000. And this is without including hospitalization, medication, dietary guides and follow-up.

        Patients willing to travel abroad find Turkey to be a viable alternative for several reasons. Mainly, a 70% price reduction and outstanding medical facilities. Those are probably the 2 main contributors to the growing popularity of Turkey as a bariatric surgery destination.

        How Long Do You Stay in Turkey For Gastric Sleeve?

        Our personal recommendation is for you to stay as long as possible. That’s for us to be by your side the longest and carefully follow your recovery as much as we can.

        This being said, we understand that most patients cannot stay for too long. But there’s a minimum required stay of 1 week. This is the strict minimum to ensure recovery and healing.

        What’s Included our Treatment Packages

        While in Turkey, we take of everything so you can lay back and enjoy the experience. Private cars will go pick you up wherever you are, food will go to your table. Sultans weren’t treated any better. Here is our standard all-inclusive package for nose job in Turkey:
        Treatment in Turkey’s National Hospital

        a hygienic medical facility with all surgery and aftercare requirements

        Internationally Recognized Surgeons

        some of the best ISAPS and EBOPRAS certified surgeons in the country

        Inner City Private Transportation

        All Istanbul rides included

        4/5* Hotel Accommodation

        For a reduced price through partnership collaboration

        All Aftercare Services

        Nursery services at the hospital and in your hotel


        we follow your progress after you return home for as long as you need

        Our Patients Wanted You to Know This

        Turkey is known for the hospitality of its people. That’s why, while in Istanbul, we will take care of you and provide help and attention at all times.

        Our aim is to make you feel at home. For that reason, we will treat you like our family. It is in our interest to say this, but don’t take our word for it: take our patients’.

        Frequently Asked Questions

        How long do gastric sleeve results last for?

        Gastric sleeve results can last for life with proper diet and lifestyle. However, weight loss outcomes can vary and may not be permanent if patients do not follow recommended diet and exercise guidelines.

        How much weight can you lose on a gastric sleeve?

        The amount of weight can vary among patients, but on average, patients can expect to lose 60-70% of their excess weight within the first year after surgery.

        How painful is a gastric sleeve?

        Surgery is performed while on general anesthesia, which means that patients only experience discomfort after waking up.

        Can your stomach grow back after gastric sleeve

        No, gastric sleeve surgery is permanent and human stomachs cannot regenerate themselves.

        Is a gastric sleeve worth getting?

        We would say it is, but it is in our own interest. You will have to think about it and make your own decision. What is certain is that a gastric sleeve in Turkey is worth what it costs. It cost up to 4 times more in the US and UK fort he same quality service.

        Do you gain back weight after gastric sleeve?

        It’s possible for some patients to regain weight if they do not follow recommended diet and lifestyle changes. Weight regain can occur if the patient returns to unhealthy eating habits, does not get enough physical activity, or experiences significant changes such as pregnancy or a medical condition that affects their weight.

        Is gastric sleeve safer than bypass?

        Both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass are safe and effective bariatric surgery procedures with proven success in helping patients achieve significant weight loss. The choice between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass ultimately depends on the individual patient’s health status, weight loss goals, and personal preferences.

        Can you drink alcohol after a gastric sleeve?

        Drinking alcohol after gastric sleeve surgery is generally discouraged because it can lead to weight gain, slow down weight loss, and affect the absorption of nutrients. Additionally, alcohol can cause dehydration and can increase the risk of alcohol intolerance, which can lead to serious complications.

        What is the minimum weight for gastric sleeve?

        The minimum weight requirement for gastric sleeve surgery varies depending on various factors such as the patient’s body mass index (BMI), overall health, and the surgeon’s assessment of the patient’s candidacy for the procedure.

        Does gastric sleeve reduce belly fat?

        Gastric sleeve surgery works by reducing the size of the stomach, which limits the amount of food that can be consumed and helps with weight loss. As the patient loses weight, belly fat is typically reduced.

        Is gastric sleeve a high-risk surgery?

        Gastric sleeve surgery is considered a safe and effective bariatric procedure for treating obesity, but like any surgery, it carries some risks. You can find more information in the section we have dedicated to the subject above.

        How long after gastric sleeve surgery can I go back to work?

        Typically, patients can return to work within 1-2 weeks after gastric sleeve surgery, but it’s important to listen to your body and to not return to work too soon, as this can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

        Does gastric sleeve extend your life?

        Gastric sleeve surgery can improve the quality of life and potentially extend lifespan for patients who are struggling with obesity and related health problems.

        How often does gastric sleeve surgery fails?

        It’s estimated that the failure rate for gastric sleeve surgery is less than 5%, but this can vary depending on the patient’s individual circumstances and the quality of care they receive.

        What is dumping syndrome?

        Dumping syndrome is characterized by symptoms that occur after eating, including abdominal cramping, bloating, nausea, and diarrhea.

        To reduce the risk of dumping syndrome, it’s important to eat small, frequent meals that are low in sugar and fat, to avoid drinking fluids with meals, and to avoid foods that are difficult to digest, such as high-fat and high-sugar foods.

        If you experience symptoms, it’s important to contact your bariatric surgeon for a prompt evaluation and treatment.

        What percentage of your stomach is removed with gastric sleeve?

        During gastric sleeve surgery, approximately 80-85% of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrow, sleeve-shaped pouch that holds a smaller volume of food. The remaining portion of the stomach is permanently removed, which reduces the amount of food that can be consumed and the quantity of hormones produced that signal hunger and fullness.


        Prof. Dr. Cemalettin Camcı

        Prof. Dr. Cemalettin Camcı is a Turkish general surgeon with a specialization in bariatric surgery and a record of international awards, including US and Norwegian scholarships, surgical practices, research residencies, medical publications and over 2,000 treated patients.

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