Obesity Surgery in Turkey

Turkey is in a leading position for weight loss procedures and the first address for those seeking the best obesity surgery prices and the highest quality medical experience. Prices of obesity surgery in Turkey are the most affordable treatment prices around the world.

Obesity Surgery in Turkey

Turkey is a very popular country for medical tourism practices; obesity surgeries are one the most preferred medical procedures in Turkey by international patients due to many different factors which leads for an advantageous, quality and safe procedure.

Which weight loss surgeries are performed in Turkey?

There are many types of weight loss surgery for those who would like to achieve their target weight for a better life quality; all of the weight loss surgery types and techniques are successfully performed in Turkey.

In Mono Obesity Surgery, we perform gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, stomach botox, gastric balloon weight loss procedures to achieve the best and heathiest results. All the technological and medical developments of today are successfully adapted to the procedures to keep the safety and the success rate in the maximum level.

The main aim of the obesity surgeries is to reach the ideal weight and adopt healthier eating habits; obesity surgery in Turkey provides patients with care and assistance in every stage of the treatment for the effectiveness and the maintenance of the results.

Being one of the most popular countries for weight loss surgeries, Turkey offers world-class quality weight loss treatments.

Services and aftercare of weight loss surgery in Turkey

One of the biggest reasons why international patients choose Turkey for their obesity procedures is the high quality and exclusive services and aftercare they receive during and after their weight loss treatment journey.

Obesity surgeries are usually offered in package prices in Turkey; these packages include all the services and aftercare patients may need during and after weight loss surgery journey. These package details are usually accommodation, airport and inner city transfers, meals, pre-operation consultations, post-op face-to-face and online check-ups, multilingual personal assistant reachable 24/7, necessary medications and post-op nutrition plans.

The inclusiveness and the quality of weight loss surgery package deals may vary in different treatment options. Mono Obesity Surgery provides patients with all-inclusive and very high quality package services to achieve the smoothest and the most comfortable treatment journeys. While aftercare services are usually not included in the price in many other countries, it is one of the most important things why international patients choose Turkey for their weight loss surgery.

Nice holiday in a beautiful country along with the obesity surgery

Turkey is in the sixth place on the list of most visited touristic destinations around the world; the country has many natural spots worth to see, historical places and museums, coastline towns to enjoy the sun, see and sand. Besides a good treatment experience, Turkey offers an opportunity to have a nice holiday in a beautiful environment to the patients.

Mono Obesity Surgery patients are very happy to enjoy their treatment journey in a beautiful country with every detail of their journey arranged by an experienced and dedicated team. With the most affordable treatment prices and holiday-like treatment journeys, obesity surgery in Turkey is very advantageous and appealing to international patients.

Mono Obesity Surgery is based in Izmir city which is the third biggest city of Turkey and the number one choice among holiday destinations; patients of Mono can enjoy their remaining time in the city by taking a walk near the beautiful and lively coastline or going shopping to the famous bazaars.

Affordable obesity surgery prices in Turkey

Prices of obesity surgery in Turkey are the most affordable treatment prices around the world.

There many reasons why the treatment prices are very cheap in Turkey; one of them is low labor cost. In Turkey, the labor cost is much lower than in many other countries and this closely affects the medical treatment price rates for international patients.

Another reason is the low cost of daily life; since the package details of the treatments are very much affected from this factor, low daily life cost is also very determinant on the treatment prices to be very cheap.

Adding these to the currency differences and benefiting from the local providers to reduce shipping costs of medical equipment, Turkey is able to provide international patients with the most affordable weight loss surgery prices without compromising the quality standards.

Demand for weight loss surgeries in Turkey seems to rise even more in the future; the medical practices of the country keep developing and updating themselves in accordance to the needs and the expectations of the day to provide the best treatments and the services with the best price.

Your Weight Matters!

Obesity is considered to be one of the most important medical problems of developed and developing countries. Obesity Surgery in Turkey; Obesity is the state in which excessive fat tissue rate in the body exceeds the certain level. Above 25% of the body weight in men and above 30% of the body weight in women refers to the presence of obesity.

Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when a person carries excess weight or body fat that might affect their overall health condition. A doctor can diagnose obesity condition of patients by assessing the weight and height ratio; body mass index (BMI) is a type of value that doctors use to assess if a person is at an appropriate weight for their age, sex, and height. The measurement involves the ratio of height and weight; it is the most common measurement used worldwide to assess and treat obesity conditions.

A BMI between 25 and 29.9 indicates that a person is carrying excess weight. A BMI of 30 or over suggests that a person has obesity condition.

In case of the existence of obesity and excess weight, the risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cosmetic problem risks increase significantly.

Maintaining a healthy weight or losing through diet and exercise is one way to prevent or reduce obesity; However, in some cases, a person may need surgery.

Many factors play a role in the occurrence of obesity problem. To mention these briefly;

  • Unhealthy nutrition habits
  • Insufficient physical activities
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Educational level
  • Life quality
  • Financial situation
  • Hormonal and metabolic factors
  • Genetic factors
  • Psychological problems
  • Frequently used low-energy diets
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Usage of several drugs like antidepressants

While these situations can cause obesity condition, there are also health problems induced by obesity; these are:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Gall bladder diseases
  • Several types of cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hepatosteatosis
  • Hirsutism
  • Increased risks in surgical interventions
  • Mental problems
  • Asthma
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Increase in blood cholesterol
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Menstrual disorders,
  • Skin and fungal infections
  • Musculo-skeletal system problems

Lessen Your Weight, Lighten Up Your Life!

Obesity Surgery in Turkey

How can obesity be treated?

There are many ways for the treatment of obesity 4 of which are the most common;

1.   Medical nutrition (dietary) therapy for Obesity

Prepared dietary program must be personal. The aim of dietary plans is to reduce body fat depositions.

Moreover, in the diets specially designed for the individual condition of patients, reduction in fat deposits has to be achieved without causing cell loss in muscles and vital organs, while also vitamin, mineral and electrolyte loss have to be prevented.

2.   Exercise therapy for Obesity

Exercise therapy should be advised after heart and respiration of patients are examined. In earlier stages, exercise therapy is performed moderately as 30-45 minutes, 3 to 5 days per week. Physical activity for obesity treatment starts with simple exercises, and it gradually gets more complex.

3.   Pharmacologic treatment for Obesity

This type of treatment for obesity requires the medical assessment of patients; medication treatment of obesity is certainly not suitable for all the patients. Such medication should be used under advice and control of a doctor.

4.   Surgical treatment for obesity: “Obesity Surgery”

Obesity is not a health problem which can only be taken under control with diet programs, exercises or medication therapy. With these treatment methods, it is possible to regain the lost weight, or in other words, not to maintain the results. The most effective method in obesity treatment is obesity surgery.

Obesity surgery is basically based on two main principles; the aim in obesity surgery is to reduce the capacity of the stomach and/or “malabsorption”, which means to provide the prevention of the absorption of nutrition. Obesity surgery is usually the ideal way to get rid of this problem if obesity duration is more than 5 years and if the patient is 20 to 60 years old.

Surgical intervention for patients with excessive weight in order to lose weight is called obesity surgery or bariatric surgery, which originates from the word “baros”, which means weight in Ancient Greek.

Results of obesity surgery, which is nowadays one of the gradually rising methods, are more successful, effective and lifelong especially when compared with other weight loss methods. Weight loss provided by surgical intervention reduces death rate substantially; the biggest advantage of it is that it reduces obesity-related diseases.

There are also some conditions which are unsuitable for obesity surgery. These are:

  • Severe eating disorder
  • Persistent obesity with excessive use of alcohol
  • Serious systemic diseases
  • Diseases that affect upper alimentary tract
  • Requirement of regular use of anti-inflammatory drugs

Methods used in obesity surgery;


Sleeve Gastrectomy cost in turkey

This surgery is known as tube stomach surgery or gastric sleeve surgery. In this method, a particular segment of the stomach is surgically extracted and a tube-shaped stomach is left. It provides weight loss just by reducing the amount of nutrition patients’ intake and thus achieving healthy eating habits. The recovery of gastric sleeve is quite easy and comfortable; patients do not experience any major side effects.


Gastric By-pass Surgeries in Turkey


Type of obesity surgeries that reduce nutrition intake and the absorption of nutrition at the same time are called gastric by-pass surgeries. In this surgical intervention, the stomach is reduced and a part of small intestines are deactivated in terms of digestion and absorption. Classical by-pass surgery, which we call RYGB, is the surgery which reduces the stomach mostly.


Duodenal Switch Surgery in Turkey

It is the oldest Obesity Surgery method which provides and maintains weight loss for a very long term. No life-long diet is used and nutrition is unconstrained. This effect is dependent on absorption control. ​Lifelong intensive vitamin and mineral support is absolutely necessary.


As every patient suffering from obesity have different medical needs and there are many options for obesity treatments that can be suitable for patients with various conditions, many factors like the patients age, gender, BMI, nutritional habit which caused excessive weight, fat distribution, additional health problems and objective amount of weight loss, play a role in the decision of the ideal surgical weight loss method for patients. ​



Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, changing the absoption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).

The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, stomach botox, gastric balloon, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Each surgery has its own advantages and disadvantages; the best way to find out which weight loss surgery can provide the most successful and healthy outcomes for your individual condition is to consult an experienced bariatric surgeon and get a detailed medical assessment.



Gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves surgical removal of part of a stomach. This procedure is a permanent one and intends to result in drastic weight loss in individuals suffering from morbid obesity.

During the gastric sleeve procedure, the left side of the stomach is cut and the size is reduced to just 25 percent of its original size. The resulting stomach looks like a banana-like “sleeve.”


The resulting vertical gastric sleeve limits the intake of food due to reduced production of gastric enzymes and digestive juices; patients feel full after eating only small amounts of food as a result of the surgery. This is also known as a “restrictive procedure” as it restricts the amount of food that you can consume at a time. This way, eating habits change and lifelong weight loss results can be achieved. This procedure is performed laparoscopically and is irreversible in nature.


FAQ of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Q. Should I have to maintain diet even after vertical gastrectomy?

  1. Yes, you should have to maintain diet and physical activity by the instructions of your nutritionist and healthcare provider to achieve weight loss.

Q. How many days will it take to lose weight?

  1. It totally depends on the diet you follow and the physical activity you maintain. You will lose weight gradually. It may take 2 to 3 years depending on your target weight and individual body system.

Q. How long should I stay in the hospital after vertical gastrectomy?

  1. You need to stay 3 nights in the hospital after vertical gastrectomy for early post-operative tests to be properly conducted.

Q. When can I go back to work?

  1. You can go to work 1-2 weeks depending on the type of work you do. If your work includes lifting heavy objects, then you should wait for some more time.

Q. Will I get scars on the abdomen after the surgery?

  1. You will have very fine scars on the abdomen that are actually quite unnoticeable.

Q. Can anyone undergo gastric sleeve procedure?

  1. Gastric sleeve surgery is not recommended for patients with the following conditions:
  • Lung disorders
  • Limited mobility
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Psychological instability



Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is one of the most popular weight loss surgery options during which the size of the stomach is decreased and the certain part of the small intestine is bypassed for restricting the absorption. The reduced size of the stomach allows for reduced consumption of food by the patient, which in turn, results in gradual weight loss. Gastric bypass is one of the most preferred options for weight loss because of the high success rate. Moreover, there are no major side effects of gastric bypass.


FAQ of Gastric Bypass


Q. Is the gastric bypass surgery reversible?

  1. Reversal of the procedure is possible, but it is rarely recommended.


Q. Can the surgery be repeated?

  1. Gastric bypass can be repeated in some patients; but it is not preferred and recommended due to the risk of scarring.


Q. Will the surgery cure diabetes or obesity-related illnesses?

  1. The illnesses will not be reversed because of the surgery alone. But gastric bypass surgery definitely helps reduce the effect of obesity-related illness and may improve the health condition of the patient considerably if a proper diet and exercise routine is followed.


Q. What should be done if the patient develops excess skin due to weight loss?

  1. A significant amount of weight loss can lead to excess skin, which tightens over a period of time. The excess skin can also be removed or tightened with the help of plastic surgery.



Gastric balloon is a soft intragastric device which is filled with a saline solution and then placed in the stomach. It fills a portion of the stomach making a person feel less hungry. This, in turn, enables them to eat smaller portions while still experiencing the feeling of being full. For successful weight loss, we will give you a customized weight loss plan that includes exercise and diet before, during and after the period in which the gastric balloon is in place.


 FAQ of Gastric Balloon


Q. How is the gastric balloon inserted?

  1. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not require surgery. You will be given a mild sedative. The doctor inserts a gastroscope (endoscopic camera) through the esophagus and into the stomach.

The deflated gastric balloon is then placed into the stomach. It is filled with a saline solution that is sterile through a small filling tube which is attached to the balloon.

Once the balloon has been filled, the tube is removed by a gentle pull on the external end and the balloon is left inside the stomach. This procedure usually lasts for approximately half an hour and is very painless for patients.

Q. How is the balloon removed?

  1. Removal procedure of the gastric balloon takes about half an hour. It involves removal of the saline solution and then the balloon.

You will need to adhere to the same steps as when having the balloon inserted. Gastric balloon is removed through the esophagus. The bariatric surgeon will insert a catheter into the stomach through the mouth so as to puncture the balloon. Once the balloon has been deflated it is grasped and removed.

Q. What should be done for preparation for the gastric balloon procedure?

  1. Patients should not take any liquids 12 hours before the procedure and no food for 24 hours before the procedure. More specific before and after instructions will be provided by your bariatric surgeon for a smooth and successful medical experience.

Q. What are the advantages of a gastric balloon?

  1. The gastric balloon procedure is completely nonsurgical: The most common advantage of the gastric balloon is that it is not an invasive process. It is also ideal for people who want to lose weight but do not qualify for weight loss surgery or not willing to have surgery.

The gastric balloon procedure is temporary: A gastric balloon can be removed once the goal is achieved. It also does not cause any permanent alterations to the body and it can be repeated if needed.

Q. How long will the gastric balloon stay in the stomach?

  1. The gastric balloon is usually placed in the stomach for a period of six months.

If your bariatric surgeon recommends using the balloon for a period longer than 6 months, it is also possible to have a gastric balloon that can stay for 12 months. Your bariatric surgeon will explain the most suitable way for your specific condition during the consultation.

Q. What happens if the gastric balloon deflates?

  1. A colored agent called Methylene Blue is placed inside the balloon to help identify any leakage or deflation of the gastric balloon. In case of any deflation or leakage, your urine color will change to blue and you will quickly notice it. But then again, gastric balloons are made of very strong materials and the possibility of such complication is quite low. If this happen, you should see a doctor immediately for the balloon to be removed.

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