Gastric Bypass in Turkey

Registered in the UK, Clinic Center makes it easier for everyone to have a Gastric Bypass procedure in Turkey at a reasonable price. To get further information on Hollywood Smile in Turkey, you can simply contact us through the online consultation form.

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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 a weight loss surgery that is performed to help patients with obesity to lose weight by reducing their eating and drinking volume.

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.


How Gastric Bypass Surgery Done?

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, patient will wake in a recovery room, where the medical staff will monitor the patient for any complications.

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.


How to Get Ready for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Our Clinic Center surgeon may ask the patient to have a complete physical exam, blood tests, ultrasound of gallbladder and visits with other health care providers before the patient has this surgery to make sure the patient is healthy enough to have surgery. Also, the patient has to visit their doctor if they have some medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart or lung problems to make sure they are under control for having surgery. Also, if the patient smokes, they should stop several weeks before the surgery and not start smoking again. After the procedure, if the patient smokes, this will slow down the recovery process and increases the risks for problems.

Patient have to inform to medical staff about possibility of pregnancy and what medicines, vitamins, herbs, and other supplements are taking.

During a week before surgery: Your Clinic Center surgeon may require to stop taking some medicines that prevents blood clotting (blood thinner) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and others. (surgeon will inform about all forbidden medicines)

On the day of surgery: Patient have to follow instructions about when to stop eating and drinking before surgery time, and take pre-operation the drugs if surgeon required.

Right before the procedure: Before going to the operating room, patient will change into a surgical gown, surgeons and nurses may ask several questions. In the operating room, patient is given a general anaesthetic that keeps you asleep and comfortable during procedure before surgery begins.


What are the Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass is major surgery that’s why it has many risks, some of these risks are very serious. Patient may discuss them with our Clinic Center surgeon for further information.

Risks for anaesthesia and surgical procedure in general listed below;

  • Allergic reactions to anaesthesia or post-operation medicines
  • Excessive bleeding, blood clots, infection
  • Breathing or lung problems
  • Heart problems

Risks for gastric bypass procedure listed below;

  • Gastritis (inflamed stomach lining), 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 that could lead to a blockage in your bowel in the future
  • Vomiting from eating more than your stomach pouch can hold

Rarely, complications of gastric bypass can be fatal like all every major surgery.


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


What to Expect After a Gastric Bypass Surgery?

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

Gastric bypass in Turkey can make it much easier for you to move around and perform routine daily activities, which could help improve your quality of life.

In addition to weight loss procedures, gastric bypass may improve some of these conditions that often related to being overweight such as; gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnoea, type 2 diabetes, stroke, infertility, asthma.


Gastric Bypass Cost in Turkey

Gastric Bypass cost can be a notable concern for our patients. 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 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 All-Inclusive Package,

  • Free physical consultation in London, online & video consultations all over the world
  • Adjustable gastric band surgery carried out by the best plastic surgeons
  • Best price guarantee
  • 4 nights of accommodation at a 4-star hotel
  • 1-night hospital stay if it is required
  • Transfers between the airport, hotel, and hospital
  • International patient host
  • Special discount for group bookings
  • Preoperative tests
  • Consultation and Checkup
  • Medical garment
  • Aftercare in the UK


Gastric Bypass Recovery and Aftercare

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, blood work 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 breast reduction 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 breast reduction surgery.

Medical garments, support bra etc.

Clinic Center will provide you the necessary equipments to be used after Knee Arthroscopy 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:1-night hospital, 6 nights hotel
Anesthesia:General anaesthesia
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
Scars:Small incisions
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 medications 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.

Why do some people have more gas than others? 

There are several reasons why some people experience gas:

  • Swallowing air while eating,
  • drinking and talking (be careful not to eat or drink too fast)
  • Eating gas-producing foods, such as cabbage and broccoli
  • People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) develop gas when the bowel becomes irritated; stress and anxiety have a tendency to trigger an IBS episode

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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