Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass is an alternative for patients unsuitable for a Gastric Sleeve procedure. They may consider a Gastric Bypass as an alternative weight loss method. A bypass achieves similar weight loss results to a sleeve. Where the sleeve uses an overall stomach reduction, a bypass divides the stomach into two separate pouches. Bypasses are generally only used for patients unsuitable for a gastric sleeve or with a specific preference.


What are the benefits of gastric bypass surgery in Turkey?

One of the primary benefits of a gastric bypass in Turkey is the cost. The procedure is significantly cheaper in Turkey than it is in other countries, such as the United Kingdom & USA. This is due to a variety of factors, such as lower operating costs and favourable currency exchange rates.

Quality of Care

Another benefit of gastric bypass surgery in Turkey is the quality of care. We have partnered with the best hospitals in the Turkey, and patients can expect to receive high-quality care from registered and experienced surgeons. Making turkey a very attractive destination for medical tourism.

Success Rate

The success rate of gastric bypass surgeries in Turkey is also very high. Patients can lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off long-term with our post-op support. Additionally, this surgery can help to improve or resolve a variety of health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension.

Short Recovery Time

Another benefit of gastric bypass surgery in Turkey is the short recovery time. Most patients can leave the hospital within a few days and return to their normal activities within a few weeks. Additionally, there is typically minimal scarring after the surgery.

Convenient Location

Turkey is also a convenient location for gastric bypass surgery. The country is easily accessible from most major airports, and there are a variety of hotels and resorts that cater to medical tourists. It is also a favourable holiday location.

Gastric Bypass FAQ's

How much does a gastric bypass surgery cost?

Having gastric bypass surgery performed in Turkey is a practical cost-effective choice for those seeking bariatric surgery. With gastric bypass Turkey costs significantly lower than in various other countries, it is no wonder why it is becoming increasingly popular to have any form of gastric sleeve procedure done abroad.
Turkey offers gastric bypass at some of the most competitive prices, allowing patients to have their weight loss surgery undertaken with experienced surgeons and receive great service while keeping costs low. Turkey even has all-inclusive gastric bypass packages that provide the services necessary during your recovery, so you can rest assured knowing that everything is taken care of in one place and you can focus on your recovery and overall health without worrying about hidden costs. You can start the process by contacting our team for your free consultation.

Why is gastric bypass surgery cheaper in Turkey?​

Gastric bypass surgery is generally significantly cheaper in Turkey than it would be in most other countries. These cost savings are largely attributed to the fact that gastric bypass surgeries are common and relatively inexpensive procedures for the surgeons we have partnered with. Many who seek gastric bypass surgery travel globally to visit Turkey, as the Turkish healthcare system makes treatment more affordable while still offering world class facilities and expert medical care.
Furthermore, the hospitals we have partnered with in Turkey employ leading specialists who provide excellent results and care, further attracting medical tourists looking to get gastric bypass surgery in Turkey. All these factors combine to make gastric bypass in Turkey an attractive prospect and an affordable option.

Why choose The Health Store Turkey?

All of our partner Hospitals are staffed by leading physicians, specialists, nutritionists, and associate professors. Their nurses and care staff are dedicated and experienced professionals. Our expert aftercare teams work together to ensure a comfortable and successful treatment process for all patients. Our aftercare teams also provide support  after your treatment and you become a member of our community by joining our post-op WhatsApp group where you can join hundreds of other patients who are enjoying a healthier life after their surgery.

How does a gastric bypass work?​

A gastric bypass is one of the most popular types of bariatric surgery in Turkey that helps individuals lose a substantial amount of weight. The surgery works in two stages. First, the size of the stomach is reduced by creating a small stomach pouch with surgical staples or a gastric band. This reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold, making it easier for the patient to feel full after eating less.

In addition to this, surgeons also create a bypass unto the newly created stomach pouch which reroutes food past most of the small intestine so a smaller amount will reach absorption sites. This type of bariatric surgery can reduce how many calories and nutrients are absorbed from food resulting in further weight loss. Clients also work with our nutritionists and dietary specialists to make nutrition plans to help them achieve a healthy weight. Overall, gastric bypass surgery is a straightforward procedure, and a great choice for weight loss.

What is the gastric bypass Turkey pre-operative process? How long does the operation take?

Clients undergo comprehensive consultations and assessments before undergoing a gastric bypass. One of our partner Surgeons will discuss treatment options and the process in detail. They will also evaluate a series of test results to assess a patient’s readiness for surgery.

Clients undergo the following tests before surgery:

  • Full urine test
  • Blood test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Respiratory function test
  • Cardiology consultation
  • Pulmonary disease consultation
  • Internal diseases consultation
  • General surgery consultation
  • Anaesthesia consultation
  • Ultrasonography

The gastric bypass Turkey procedure is mostly laparoscopic (closed) and takes around 80–90 minutes.

How are there any risks involved with this type of weight loss surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery is an increasingly popular bariatric procedure for obese individuals looking to lose weight. However, a gastric bypass does come with certain risks that must be discussed and weighed before going through with the procedure. There is the risk of infection, blood clots, potential complications during surgery, dumping syndrome (when food moves too quickly to your small intestine), and other risks such as nutritional deficiencies due to the process itself.

It’s also important to note that this weight loss surgery is not a quick fix; this type of surgery requires considerable lifestyle changes to be successful in the long term. Therefore, anyone who wants to lose weight through gastric bypass should work closely with their doctor to identify any individual risks and understand how they can best prepare for the journey ahead.

What is the post-operative process? How long will I be in the hospital?

Patients generally stay in the hospital for 3-4 nights after surgery to monitor the condition of the newly created stomach pouch. You will then have Your last checkup before leaving the hospital. One of our nutrition specialists will provide you with a new nutrition plan to help you lose weight and following your surgery. You will be asked to have regular blood tests for a year after your surgery (in the 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 12th months). Our aftercare teams continue to monitor and support patients for a full year after surgery.

How long do I have to stay in Turkey after having a gastric bypass?

Clients generally stay in the hospital for 3-4 nights after surgery to monitor the condition of the newly created stomach pouch. They will then have their last checkups before leaving the hospital. You will then be allowed to travel home and will be supported by your personal chaperone from The Health Store Turkey.

Will I need medication for the rest of my life? Could I gain the weight back?

Clients may need to use vitamin supplements as part of a new lifestyle. They will of course need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good nutritional habits. Consuming significant amounts of carbohydrates, sugary substances or alcohol may lead to regaining some of the lost weight.

What is the gastric bypass How much weight should I have lost 8 weeks after gastric bypass?

After a gastric bypass, one of the primary goals is to achieve significant, safe, and successful weight loss. Generally eight weeks after surgery, an individual may have lost anywhere between 30 to 40 percent of excess weight. At this stage, you will have developed new eating habits due to restricted food intake. With small and regular meals and adequate hydration, monitored by a healthcare practitioner, weight loss usually continues steadily even up to a year post-operation.

Weight loss after gastric bypass also varies from person to person depending on other factors such as diet plan, activity level, and age. Developing healthier lifestyle habits that include proper nutrition and exercise are key for sustainable and long-lasting results from this procedure.

Will I need further aesthetic surgeries after having a gastric bypass?

After undergoing a gastric bypass, some patients choose to undergo aesthetic operations such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift. Others do not feel this is necessary. Our partner aesthetic surgeons are available to discuss treatment options for patients who have had gastric bypasses and to perform other procedures if necessary.

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