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Being registered in the UK, Clinic Center has adapted the duty of making Gastric bypass surgery Turkey available for people in Europe. Thus, we provide excellent gastric bypass packages to our patients especially from the UK and other countries. With our assistance you get excellent services in Istanbul as a medical holiday.
If you would prefer to have a consultation face-to-face before coming to Turkey, you can visit us at our London office.
If you aren’t able to come to London, we also do video consultation.
What is Gastric Bypass?
Gastric bypass is an obesity surgery that helps patients eat less and lose weight. Gastric bypass aims to reduce the release of hormones that make you feel hungry. This way, the amount of food that is consumed is also decreased and the patient starts losing weight.
Gastric bypass surgery in Turkey is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery, it works by decreasing the amount of food the patient can eat at one sitting and reducing the absorption of nutrients. In this type of procedure, Clinic Center surgeon creates a small pouch from the stomach and connects this newly created pouch directly to the small intestine, thereby bypassing most of the patient’s stomach and the first section of their small intestine. After the procedure, the swallowed food will go into this small pouch of the stomach and then directly into the small intestine.
Gastric Bypass with Clinic Center
Before the surgery, the health of the patient is checked to make sure that they are healthy enough for surgery. The patient receives free check-ups and an endoscopy in the morning of the surgery.
Gastric bypass surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia and it takes 2 to 3 hours.
Gastric bypass surgery is performed in a fully-equipped hospital with general anaesthesia with the assistance of Clinic Center in Turkey. Depending on the medical condition, most patients stay in the hospital for 1 to 3 days after surgery.
After surgery, patients will be monitored by the medical staff throughout their stay. We make sure that the whole procedure flows smoothly.
We also provide a personal host that helps our patient around the hospital and translates for them.
Patient’s vital signs which include their pulse, blood pressure, and respiration will be monitored, and they’ll be checked to make sure that they’re not experiencing any post-surgery complications. Before being discharged, medical staff will provide the patient with detailed instructions on how to avoid complications, when the patient can resume certain activities and how their eating plan should change.
Who is a Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Gastric bypass procedure can be performed if patient’s:
BMI is 40 or higher (extreme-severe obesity).
BMI is 35 to 39.9, and having serious weight-related health problem that can improve with weight loss. Some of these problems are sleep apnoea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
How to Calculate Your BMI Index
Metric system: Formula: weight (kg) / [height (m)]2: Weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. If height has been measured in centimetres, divide by 100 to convert this to meters.
Imperial: Formula: 703 x weight (lbs) / [height (in)]2: When using English measurements, pounds should be divided by inches squared. This should then be multiplied by 703 to convert from lbs/inches2 to kg/m2.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
- Enter your weight. Ex -> 75 (kg)
- Enter your Height. Ex -> 180 (cm)
- Click calculate
Gastric Bypass Abroad
Clinic Center is a leading company in medical tourism and welcomes thousands of patients every year. We provide our patients with the best services possible, including accommodation, transport, etc. The stay in Istanbul is around one week and the patient has to stay around 2 to 3 days at the hospital, depending on their circumstances.
Turkey is the perfect destination for patients who want to get gastric bypass surgery abroad. We are aware that gastric bypass uk cost can be really high for some people. Thus, we do our best to provide our patients with affordable medical services that are still of high quality.
Turkey is a relatively cheap country because of the cheap living costs of the country. This makes it the perfect place for people who plan a gastric bypass holiday.
Best Gastric Bypass Surgeons
Clinic Center, a leading company in the medical tourism field, has provided excellent gastric bypass results to its patients with the help of its experienced and internationally certified experts. As Clinic Center, it is our misson to provide our clients with the best services available in the medical field.
This is why we only work with the best doctors in Turkey. Dr. Ahmet Ziya Balta and Dr. Güngör Gül are both doctors who have a very wide range of experience in the gastric field and perform hundreds of surgeries per year.
Our surgeons are chosen to serve you after a detailed evaluation of their backgrounds and acknowledgements.
We can guarantee you that we only work with the best gastric bypass surgeon Turkey in order to provide the best possible experience and results
Gastric Bypass Results in Turkey
Gastric bypass in Turkey can provide long-term weight loss. Most people lose about 10 to 20 pounds (4.5 to 9 kilograms) a month in the first year after surgery, weight loss will decrease over time if you stick to your diet and exercise from the beginning, you lose more weight.
It may be possible to lose 50-80% or even more, of excess weight within two years but you must also be willing to make permanent changes to lead a healthier lifestyle, to lose weight and avoid complications from the procedure, patient has to follow the exercise and eating guidelines that your doctor and dietitian have given you.
Long-term studies show that the success rate of gastric bypass surgery is up to %70 in 10-14 years of period.
Around %60-80 of the excess weight is lost within in first 12 months
Sample Case; A patient with weight 120 kg and 180 cm height is found suitable for gastric bypass surgery since the BMI is calculated as 37 which makes the patient severely obese.
After having gastric bypass surgery, it is expected that the patient will lose %60-80 of the weight in the first year. So during the post-op period the patient will be partly losing around 34 kg in the first year and reach to 93 kg.
According to the case above the patient is supposed to reach to the ideal weight which is around 71 kg between 12-18 months.
*Exercise and diet will affect results and weight loss percentages.
Gastric Bypass Clinic
Gastric bypass surgery is performed in a fully-equipped hospital with general anaesthesia in Turkey. Depending on their medical condition, most patients stay in the hospital for 1 to 3 days after surgery.
You may experience changes as your body reacts to the rapid weight loss in the first three to six months after gastric bypasses, such as; body aches, feeling tired like if you have the flu, feeling cold, dry skin, hair thinning, and hair loss, mood changes. These reactions will disappear when your body tolerates the speed of your weight loss. You can always contact your Clinic Center medical consultant if you have any questions.
Advantages of Gastric Bypass in Turkey assisted by Clinic Center
Clinic Center offers you excellent services and gastric bypass packages that are not available anywhere else. On top of that, the cost of our services are really low, considering the quality and amount of service that is provided.
You will be taken care from the very beginning of your medical journey with us. Our team in the UK will explain everything in detail to you in person. If that is not possible, we can arrange an online meeting anytime. You can ask our consultans anything you want to know.
After that, you only have to come to Turkey and we take care of the rest. Your stay at the hospital, the hotel, the host, etc. is all included in our gastric bypass Turkey package.
It is clear that Turkey is the best destination for those who consider a gastric bypass surgery Turkey.
Gastric Bypass Cost in Turkey
Gastric Bypass cost can be a notable concern for our patients, so it is understandable that they ask “How much is a gastric bypass turkey?” . Especially when you think of the procedure cost in the UK or in the USA it is quite understandable. Turkey has become the country to go for surgery because of its affordable prices for many procedures.
The price for gastric bypass is very affordable, yet the quality is high. To receive more information on our gastric bypass prices, you can contact us online
Gastric Bypass Results
You will start to receive gastric bypass results in a very short time. The results will vary from month to month, with the first month showing the most change in your weight. In the first few months you will lose a lot of weight since the body will be in the adjustment period. Also, your doctor will explain to you in detail what you should expect in the first few months, what you should eat, etc.
After that your weight loss will start to slow down, however, the weight loss will be stable and you will most likely stay at your current weight.
Patients also have to follow the instructions of their doctor in order to mantain their new body weight. As Clinic Center, we offer our clients continous check-ups at the nutritionist to follow their journey.
Patients should not worry since we will always be by their side throughout the whole process and even after the recovery period.
Gastric Bypass Recovery
After the procedure, patient will have a special diet plan given by the doctor that has many restrictions or limits on how much and what the patient can eat and drink. First few days after the operation, patient may have liquids in but no solid food as your stomach and intestines start to heal. Then follow a special diet plan that changes slowly from liquids to pureed foods. After that, soft foods can be eaten. Then the patient can move on to harder foods as their body will able to tolerate them.
Surgeon will recommend the patient to take vitamin and mineral supplements after the surgery. Such as multivitamin with iron, calcium and vitamin B-12.
Patient will also have frequent medical check-ups to monitor their health in the first several months after weight-loss surgery. The patient may need laboratory testing and various exams.
All Inclusive Package
Internationally Certified Doctors
Clinic Center partner plastic surgeons are decided on after a close screening and hold the reputable EBOPRAS, ISAPS and ASAPS memberships. With our partner medical team you can be certain that you are in good hands and will achieve the best results.
A day after your surgery you will have your check-up and aftercare instructions for a successful healing process. We also provide regular follow-ups to make sure you have the best gastric bypass results.
Special Group Discount
The more the merrier! You and your friend will benefit from a special discount in the case of bringing them along with you for gastric bypass surgery.
Medical garments, support bra etc.
Clinic Center will provide you the necessary equipments to be used after gastric bypass surgery.
Accomodation at a 4-star Hotel
Having a surgery whether it is small or big requires efficient resting for full recovery. For this reason Clinic Center will make sure you have one of the most comfortable stay till your departure by providing accomodation at a 4-star hotel in Turkey.
Airport transfers with VIP car
For a more convenient journey, from the moment you arrive to Turkey your private transfer will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your hotel.
Fast Facts About Gastric Bypass
|Procedure:||Limits patient’s eating-drinking volume|
|Duration:||2 to 3 hours|
|Stay:||2-night hospital, 5 nights hotel|
|Recovery:||1-3 day to discharge, 1-2 weeks to back to work (depending on each patient’s medical condition)|
|What to bring:||Comfortable clothes that are easy to slip on or off as needed, (sweatshirts, button-down or zipped shirt, flip-flops, slippers or socks with tread etc.)|
|Side Effect:||Gastritis, heartburn, or stomach ulcers, bowel obstruction, gallstones, hernias, stomach perforation, injury to the stomach, intestines, or other organs during surgery, leaking from the line where parts of the stomach have been stitched, low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), poor nutrition, dumping syndrome, causing diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, scarring inside your belly, vomiting, allergic reactions to anaesthesia or post-operation medicines, excessive bleeding, blood clots, infection, breathing or lung problems, heart problems|
|Exercise:||After 6 to 8 weeks|
|Pain:||Mid-level (depends on the patient)|
|Results:||Discharge 1-3 days, patient should be able to move around without too much problem.|
|Combination of Surgeries:||Excess skin removal surgery (panniculectomy), is very common surgery people undergo after extreme weight loss.|
Frequently Asked Questions About Gastric Bypass Surgery
How long does gastric bypass take?
The gastric bypass in Turkey usually takes around 2 to 3 hours.
Will I feel any pain?
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia and there is no possibility of having pain during the procedure. Most patients have some pain after surgery and they just need to take oral pain prescriptions for a few days after surgery. The majority of patients felt that pain was not a major issue during their recovery.
Will I need special care when I arrive home?
You should be able to function completely on your own after your discharge. A small number of patients with physical disabilities before surgery sometimes require extra assistance.
When can I go back to work after surgery?
After surgery, most patients return to work after 1 to 2 weeks. Some may be able to work from home as early as one week after surgery. Because of the significantly reduced calorie intake, many patients have low energy for 1-2 weeks after surgery. However, most patients gain their energy back once they start to have soft food.
When can I start exercising again after surgery?
You can slowly start exercising after 6-8 weeks but the key is listening to your body and your surgeon. If you lift weights or do sports, stay low impact for the first month; avoid competition, think participation. Build slowly over several weeks. If you swim, your wounds need to be healed over before you get back in the water.
How long should I wait to get pregnant after surgery?
It is strongly recommended that women wait at least year after surgery before getting pregnant. Approximately one year postoperatively (depending on how much weight you needed to lose), your body will be fairly stable and you should be able to carry a healthy baby to term.
How do I know if I am successful with my weight loss?
Remember, success is not getting to your goal weight; it is getting to a “healthy” weight. If you have achieved a weight within approximately 40 pounds of your ideal body weight and maintain your weight, you are considered a success.
How will I know when to stop losing weight?
Your body knows how much weight it needs to lose. As long as you stick to your nutrition and exercise program, your body will adjust to the weight loss and stabilize at its appropriate weight.
Is it possible to regain my weight after gastric bypass surgery?
Remember, your gastric bypass is only a tool. It is not a cure for obesity. Snacking, drinking with meals, drinking caffeinated and carbonated beverages, not drinking enough water in between meals and not exercising are common behaviours that may cause you to regain your weight.
Does gastric bypass surgery guarantee permanent weight loss?
No. A small percentage of patients will regain a substantial portion of the weight that is lost. This is occurs primarily when the patient does not follow the dietary guidelines in the months and years following the procedure.
What do I do about excess skin after weight loss?
Most people can minimize excess skin by maintaining healthy nutrition, aerobic exercise and weight training. But if you need to have excess skin removed, we can help you consult with a plastic surgeon.
Must I be in good health to qualify for the surgery?
No, many of potential weight loss surgery patients are in poor health because of the diseases caused by their obesity. These diseases include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, and kidney difficulties.
Will I need any preoperative tests?
Yes. To make sure the best possible outcome, your surgeon will administer specific blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an electrocardiogram (EKG) and more.
Can the surgery be reversed?
It is possible to reverse the surgery, but it is not advised. Reversing the surgery is considered another major procedure and you are at an increased risk for complications. Reversing the surgery also would increase your risk of regaining the weight you have lost.
Will I need to take vitamins?
The procedure is very restrictive so most surgeons recommend that gastric bypass surgery patients take a complete multivitamin, calcium with Vitamin D, iron and Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12. Others may be recommended.
If my pouch grows too much, can it be made smaller again?
It can be made smaller. But, you would have to undergo another surgery, which would increase your risk for complications. The best way to maintain your weight or not regain your weight is to follow the guidelines set by the bariatric program.
What happens to the unused portion of my stomach?
The portion of the stomach that is “dormant” continues to produce acids and enzymes of digestion. This is normal and shouldn’t impact your health in a negative way.
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