Gastric sleeve turkey (know cost and clinics)

This article will take you through cost and other formalities related to gastric sleeve turkey

By Samruddhi Bhartiya

Updated on 16th, Aug'22

If you have been thinking about treating obesity or undergoing any bariatric surgery, you will probably be shocked to learn of the rates they carry in the  US, EU, and UK.


However, when you do cost analysis and service assessment of Turkish clinics, you will agree with us when we say that they have a highly pragmatic and by far the most affordable approach. Gastric sleeve surgical treatment in Turkey is one of the safest, most economical and highly popular bariatric surgery because it reduces the occurrence of obesity-related problems especially high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and infertility. According to stats, surgical fees are 50-60% lower in Turkey compared to the US and EU countries. However, more than 50% of the patients who opt for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey are foreigners.


Why is Turkey the preferred destination for Gastric Sleeve?

  • Affordable and highly cost-effective treatment in addition to high-quality medical technology
  • Highly qualified Turkish physicians
  • The combination of health services and tourism experience for patients and their families
  • No waiting lists
  • High-quality services provided in Turkish clinics and hospitals
  • Exceptional medical care facilities related to patient safety, particularly for foreign patients.
  • Patients will be examined thoroughly and their medical and physical health will be evaluated properly before returning to their countries. 


Gastric Sleeve Turkey at Glance



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6-8 weeks

4- 6 weeks

1-2 days$3500 to $3600

5 Best Gastric sleeve surgeons in Turkey

Dr. Mehmet Gencturk

Best Doctors In Turkey - Dr. Tuğrul Demirel, Istanbul

Specialization & Services 

He is a proficient Bariatric surgeon.

He has expertise in gastric sleeve surgeries and other weight loss surgeries. 


Medical Park Group, Istanbul

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Dr. Aziz Sumer

Specialization & Services 

He is a proficient General surgeon.

He has expertise in overweight treatment and weight loss surgeries. 


Acibadem hospital group, Istanbul

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Dr. Tarik Zafer Nursal

Specialization & Services 

He is a very experienced General surgeon.

He has expertise in obesity surgeries and other weight loss surgeries. 


Emsey Hospital, Pendik

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Dr. Abdulcabbar Kartal

Specialization & Services 

He is a very experienced General surgeon.

He has expertise in obesity surgeries and other weight loss surgeries. 


Okan University Hospita, Tuzla

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Dr. Servet Tali

Specialization & Services 

He is a very Proficient Bariatric surgeon.

He has expertise in gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric botox, etc.


Etiler Hospital, Istanbul

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You can also follow our detailed database on Turkish Doctors for further assistance.

Gastric Sleeve surgery 

Gastric sleeve surgery is commonly known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, it is a surgical procedure which is used for stomach size reduction up to 70% of its original size. The size reduction helps patient reduce their food intake and improves their weight in tentatively one year. This surgical operation boasts of being the most popular treatment for management of obesity. Gastric sleeve surgery is performed via closed method known as laparoscopic. 







Gastric sleeve turkey package:

Available packages in Turkey cover all or most of the expenses mentioned below:

  • Checkup by Anesthesia Physician
  • Preoperative Examinations
  • Consultation of Cardiology Physician
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery (surgical expenses).
  • General Anesthesia
  • Operating Room Supplies with Latest Technology
  • 1 Year Post-Operation Physician follow-up control 
  • 1 Year Dietician Support follow-up after Operation 
  • Lifelong Patient Care after Operation 
  • Drugs to be used after surgery
  • Varicose Vein Stockings
  • Breathing Exercise Device
  • Pick-up from the airport to hotel and clinic 
  • Accommodation.
  • Best five hospitals available in Turkey for gastric sleeve surgery

Turkey has countless good hospitals for gastric sleeve surgery, but to make your search easier, here are the top 5 hospitals providing best facilities and cost effective treatment 



AddressKavaklıdere, Bestekar Cd No:8, 06680 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey

Average Price -$5000 to $6000

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Medipol Mega University Hospital – Medical Tourism with MediGlobus: The  best treatment around the world
AddressTEM Avrupa otoyolu göztepe çıkışı no:1, 34214 Bağcılar/İstanbul, Turkey

Average Price - -$4500 to $5000

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Treat Abroad • Medicana Health Group
FacilitiesFeritpaşa, Gürz Sk. No:1, 42060 Selçuklu/Konya, Turkey

Average Price - -$5000 to $5500

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AddressStreet : Söğütözü Caddesi,2165 Sokak No:6 Söğütözü
TR- 06520 Ankara

Average Price -$5000 to $5500

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Odunluk, İzmir Yolu Cd No: 41, 16110 Nilüfer/Bursa, Turkey



Average Price - $(5000-5500)

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Cost of gastric sleeve in turkey: 

The average minimum gastric sleeve surgery cost in the different clinics located in UK is between $8585 and $13500. Similarly, the prices of gastric sleeve surgery are much higher in other countries such as $13500 in US, $7800 in Ireland, $15600 in Dubai, $7800 in Germany, $7770 in Poland, $5000 in Czech Republic, $11660 in China, $8330 in Malaysia and $7300 in Mexico. Conversely, In Turkey, the average minimum cost for gastric sleeve surgery is lower to all above defined countries i.e. $3650 (all-inclusive package). 


Price (Average)




 $8585 to $13500











Czech Republic








Quality Comparison of Gastric Sleeve services in Major Cities of Turkey


Evaluation criteriaMajor Cities
No. of certified surgeonsHighMediumMediumMedium
Average Cost for Gastric sleeve surgery3600-4000 USD3850-4200 USD3600-4200 USD3804-4016 USD
Number of hospitalsHighLowLowLow
Transportation facilitiesHighMediumMediumMedium


Factors affecting the cost of gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey:

There are several other factors that greatly impact your average gastric sleeve surgery cost in Turkey:

  • Treatment type.
  • Patient’s obesity level.
  • Surgeon’s experience.
  • Technology used.
  • Reputation of the clinic.
  • Follow up services provided.

Istanbul is also becoming well- known for medical Tourism, especially bariatric surgeries, owing to their high quality services and eminent bariatric surgeons.


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Gastric sleeve finance turkey:

The Turkish Health ministry is responsible to provide facilities and services related to health-care and make the health care sectors sufficient for such medical services available for all foreigners without consideration of sex, race, religion, language, philosophical belief, political opinion, and/or economic and social status. 

Article 4 of the Social Insurance and Universal Health Insurance Law applicable in Turkey, stated that Persons who are work in Turkey for long time periods on behalf of resident establishments or under their employee name and account are also deemed to be insurance holders in Turkey. Additionally, the foreigners residing in Turkey for more than one year could apply for Universal health insurance and get benefits from such insurance facility in subject to insurance premium payments. Universal health insurance means the national insurance provided by Turkish government which ensures the healthcare maintenance individuals and the financing of costs arising when the persons face health risks.

Which might mean compromised, minimal, or no coverage for elective surgeries by government agencies, and therefore might leave bariatric surgeries out of their purview as well.


Private Health Insurance Plans

In addition to above discussed government insurance system for foreigners, there are many private clinics, hospitals and several Turkish and other international agencies offering wide range of insurance plans covering health-care facilities and services in Turkey. These private health insurance plans provide access for foreigners to private clinics and hospitals selected by insurance companies. Most of the insurance companies generally provide insurance plans for minimum 1 year duration, and may obtain up to maximum two years valid plans in each instance. They can provide coverage for 


Various types of medical visa to travel turkey

  • Medical Visa
  • e visa

Documents needed for a medical visa in Turkey

  • Passport
  • Visa stamp
  • 2 Photos the size of a passport, as required.
  • Letter of cover
  • Insurance for Travel
  • Hotel reservation confirmation

Visa is valid for 30 or 90 days and the extension of visa depends on the reason to visit and nationality.


What factors should be evaluated for the selection of best clinics for gastric sleeve surgery?

Majority of the clinics and hospitals located in Turkey provide a very well planned and cost effective trip with complete consultant and guide including;

  • Reputation of clinics or hospitals, and experience of the medical team, 
  • The number of beds in intensive care unit must be sufficient.
  • The room for operation must have essential equipment accredited with international standards (ISO international standards).
  • Patient beds and their operating table should be suitable for patients with obese
  • The hospital’s intensive care unit score must be at least grade 2. 
  • Your plan of accommodation in Turkey that best suits your needs,
  • Your lifetime consultancy, follow-up and aftercare health care service.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1) How long does gastric sleeve last?

Answer: After the operation, Gastric Sleeve is effective for nearly 6 years.


Q.2) Is gastric sleeve reversible?

Answer: Unlike the adjustable gastric band and the gastric bypass, It is not reversible, but most patients find a good results after the surgery.


Q.3) Can stomach grow back after gastric sleeve?

Answer: No, it will not grow to the original size.


Q.4) What can't you eat after gastric sleeve?

Answer: It is recommended to avoid greasy, high fat, spicy, and consumption of alcohol after the surgery. 


Q.5) How do you sleep after bariatric surgery?

Answer: It is advised to sleep on the back or side to avoid any pressure on the stomach or lungs.


Q.6) Can I go back to work 1 week after gastric sleeve?

Answer: It is recommended to rest for at least 2-3 weeks after the gastric sleeve surgery.

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