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 02nd, Nov'22

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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?

Still not convinced why should you choose Turkey for Gastric Sleeve? 


Then do not miss reading the top reasons that make Turkey the preferred destination for Gastric Sleeve. 

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
  • You can get the best gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey thanks to 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

Are you looking for the best gastric sleeve surgeons in Turkey? 


Then your search ends here! 


We have mentioned below the 5 best gastric sleeve surgeons in Turkey just for you!


So, do not forget to check out! 


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 surgery in Turkey, 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 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 5 best hospital in Turkey for gastric sleeve 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). 


Don't you believe it? 


Check it yourself in the table below. 



Price (Average)




 $8585 to $13500











Czech Republic








Country-wise Gastric Sleeve Cost Comparison

Factors affecting the gastric sleeve cost in Turkey:

There are several other factors that greatly impact your average gastric sleeve Turkey price.

  • 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.


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



How to prepare for Gastric Sleeve in Turkey?


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. 


Various types of visa to travel turkey


Various Types of Medical Visa To Travel Turkey

  • Medical Visa
  • e visa

Documents needed for a medical visa in Turkey


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?

Confused which clinic should you choose or which is the best clinic for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey? 


To make your task easier and help you decide the clinic for gastric sleeve surgery, we've listed the factors that 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.


Before/ After Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

Before and After of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Turkey


Hope this article covered all your doubts related to Gastric Sleeve Turkey!


What happened? Do you have some more doubts? 


Then do not miss out on the FAQs given below. Maybe it might include one of your questions. 


So, you can't afford to skip this!



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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My mother is suffering from overweight. Can she have a liposuction therapy as she is in her early 50's.

Female | 49

Liposuction or literally ‘sucking out fat’ is a suboptimal therapy for OBESE patients who desire weight loss. Liposuction can be considered as a treatment option for body sculpting, or slightly overweight patients who need to shape their abdomen in a particular manner. However, if one is obese, liposuction will cause a disproportionate loss of fat over the tummy, and leave space for fat re-accumulation in the future.


There are many weight loss options for a proportionate weight loss, eg. diet, exercise, or medications.


The healthier or ‘more natural’ way to lose weight in obese patients (with a BMI of more than 30 kg/m2) is bariatric or metabolic surgery, wherein the stomach is re-sized or bypassed using keyhole surgery. This surgery causes proportionate loss of fat all over the body up to 80% of the excess body weight, over a period of 1-1.5 years. This surgery is a safe and effective option if done by a certified surgeon at a high-volume center.

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I want loose weight 10 kgs. How is it possible

Female | 31

Currently i have several weight loss patients undergoing acupuncture therapy with great positive results.
What do they take:
Acupuncture therapy
acupressure therapy
home remedies
diet recommendations 
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Dr. Hanisha Ramchandani

I am retired Banker. I gained weight suddenly. Now I'm 85kg. I used to be 74-75 kg. My mother was having artheritise. I want to take precaution. Please help me.

Female | 60

To help you with your weight gain and prevent any further health issues, you must pay attention to your diet and lifestyle. Focus on eating a balanced diet that is low in fat and sugar, and high in fiber. Additionally, aim to get regular physical activity such as walking, jogging, biking, swimming, or any other form of exercise that you enjoy but make sure you don't have any joint issues. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. It is also important to reduce stress, as it can have a negative impact on your health. Consider activities such as yoga, meditation, reading, or even just taking a few moments away from the day to relax. Finally, make sure to visit your doctor regularly to discuss any further health concerns, or to see if you need any additional advice or help.

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