Gastric Sleeve in Turkey: Get Your Dream Body

A gastric sleeve in Turkey can help you escape the exorbitant costs at home!

Want to experience quality, safety & affordability?

Get in touch with MTC to begin your weight loss journey abroad.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey: Treats Your Obesity

Victoria from Australia traveled all the way to Turkey for a wholesome change in her life. She thinks it’s worth it!

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Still don’t believe us? See the results down there. 👇

Gastric Sleeve in Turkey Before & After

Do you know what a happy & contented patient looks like?

Here are some pictures depicting successful body transformations.

Before & After: Gastric Sleeve in Turkey
Before & After: Gastric Sleeve in Turkey
Gastric Sleeve in Turkey: Look at the Impressive Results!

Gastric Sleeve in Turkey Reviews

Read out the words that flow from a patient’s heart after achieving a healthy & attractive body.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 (Google Reviews)

“We went to a surgeon in the gastroenterology department for an examination. The staff was very welcoming, and the doctor was very friendly and an expert at his job. The hospital premises was also clean. We were satisfied with the experience.”

Serafettin Bay, UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 (Google Reviews)

“We had a great service at the clinic. All the work was done professionally, and the price was unbeatable! Highly recommend it to everyone for amazing results.”

– Boldmaa Nyamdoo, Germany

Next, you must know how much is a gastric sleeve in Turkey?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Turkey Price

The average gastric sleeve cost in Turkey is €3,450.

But if you plan to get the same surgery done in the UK, it may cost you around €11,000. Isn’t that too much?

Similarly, you will have to pay over €15,000 in the US.

So, weight loss surgery in Turkey becomes the best solution overseas.

Here’s a table illustrating the price of gastric sleeve surgery in the UK, US, Germany & Turkey.

Also, you can check for gastric sleeve package inclusions.

Gastric Sleeve Cost in Turkey

Country Cost
Turkey €3,450
USA €15,000
UK €11,000
Germany €12,500

Package Inclusions

Gastric Sleeve Turkey All-Inclusive
Hospital Stay
Pre-Op Tests
Post-Op Tests
Doctor Fees

Cost of Gastric Sleeve Procedures in Turkey

Procedure Cost
Gastric Bypass €1,850
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy# €2,300
Laparoscopic Bipartition Sleeve Gastrectomy# €2,650
Laparoscopic Silicone Gastric Band & Sleeve Gastrectomy €2,850
Gastric Re-Sleeve (Revision) €5,400
Mini Laparoscopic Sleeve €5,400
# Tube Stomach
*Prices are case-dependent & may vary.

Want the best gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey with ~ 70% savings?

Reach out to MTC for a seamless medical trip abroad. Also, find out what is the gastric sleeve Turkey payment plan.

Payment methods include:

Cash 💸
Debit/Credit Card 💳

Is It Safe To Go to Turkey for a Gastric Sleeve?

Yes, Turkey has emerged as a hub for weight loss surgeries. But, no surgery is completely safe & might carry some risks.

Hence, before you plan your trip, make sure you do a thorough research.

To save your time & provide you with the best, we have done it for you!

Our partner hospitals work with board-certified bariatric surgeons.

They utilize robotic techniques to boost success & minimize risks.

Did you know?
Nearly 0.4 million tourists arrived in Turkey for healthcare in the first quarter of 2023.[1]
“In the first quarter of 2023, 411,490 people came to our country to receive health services…”
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Best of all, you get treated in JCI-certified facilities.

Being TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Certified, they ensure the highest medical standards. 

Additionally, they are committed to both pre-surgical and post-surgical weight loss care.
Is It Safe To Go to Turkey for a Gastric Sleeve?
With over 25 years of experience & thousands of surgeries performed, bariatric surgeons have mastered the skills.

Moreover, the success rate of sleeve gastrectomy is 96.1% after 1 year, with an estimated weight loss of >50%.[2]PubMed Central
Five-year outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy…
“The overall success rate, defined when %EWL is > 50%, was 96.1% of the patients after 1 year…”
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Thus, encouraging many tourists from across the globe to get bariatric surgery abroad.

Why Do People Go to Turkey for Gastric Sleeve?

Well, most people visit Turkey to lose the extra kilos in a budget-friendly way.

When no diet or exercise works in their favor, then gastric sleeve surgery abroad is the key for obesity.

Did you know?
Over 1 billion adults are overweight, with at least 300 million classified as obese (BMI > 30 kg/m²).[3]PubMed Central
The advantages and disadvantages of sleeve gastrectomy…
“There are more than 1 billion overweight adults and at least 300 million obese, meaning that their BMI exceeds 30 kg/m.”
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Let’s have a look at these 7 reasons why you should choose Turkey for bariatric surgery.[4]IJHMT
Medical Tourism Competition: The Case of Turkey
“The main reasons for choosing Turkey as a medical destination – JCI-accredited medical centers…From the tourism aspect, Turkey has a lot of cultural, historical, natural places and beaches. ”
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  • Cost-Effective | Saves 70% of UK Prices ✅
  • Meet Safety Concerns | JCI Accredited Hospitals ✅
  • Quality & Tech-Driven | Use Robotic Techniques ✅
  • Proximity & Connectivity | Direct Flights Available ✅
  • Complimentary Assistance | Transfers & Accommodations ✅
  • Early Appointments | Prolonged NHS Waiting Times in the UK ✅
  • Fascinating Tourist Destination | Historical and Beach Views ✅

You must know this!
Long-term weight loss is nearly impossible without surgery for those with severe obesity, says NIH.[5]
FAQs of Bariatric Surgery
“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Expert Panel stated that, without surgery, long-term weight loss is nearly impossible for those affected by severe obesity. ”
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Best Hospitals in Turkey for Gastric Sleeve

Hospitals in Turkey have state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide customised solutions to medical problems.

Here, we present to you the renowned gastric sleeve Turkey clinics:

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital in Turkey
  • Turkey’s first JCI accreditated facility
  • Serves over 75,000 global patients yearly
  • Doctors with > 20 years of experience
  • Locations: Sisli, Bahcelievler, Atasehir, Ankara, Antalya, İzmir
  • Modern technology: Robotic sleeve gastrectomy at Bahcelievler
  • Have multilingual staff with translation services

Most weight loss surgery packages include airport transfers and stay in 3, 4, and 5-star hotels

Klinik Mavi

Klinik Mavi
  • Top Obesity & Diabetes Surgery Clinic in Eskişehir, Turkey
  • Accreditations: IFSO and Turkish Medical Association
  • Free transfers and language assistance 
  • Have excellent patient safety records
  • 2 specialists, 10 beds & > 500 patients treated so far

LIV Hospital

LIV Hospital in Turkey
  • Opens 24 hours
  • Uses advanced diagnosis and treatment methods
  • Started in Istanbul in 2013 and expanded to a chain of 7 hospitals
  • Has a 25,000-square-meter indoor area to serve international patients
  • Certifications: JCI of America, The European ISO certificate

Care in Turkey

Care in Turkey
  • Based in Istanbul
  • Over 15 years of experience
  • Provides VIP transfer & accommodation
  • Offers a personal assistant & 24/7 translator
  • Certifications: JCI, TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Certificate, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, SKS, TS EN ISO 15189

MLP Care

MLP Care in Turkey
  • Founded in 1993
  • Opens 24 hours
  • The largest medical group with 28 hospitals in 14 cities
  • Certifications: JCI accredited and ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate
  • Advanced computerised radiology, MRI, CT, USG, fluoroscopy, and mobile radiology devices

Best Doctors for Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

Meet our top bariatric surgeons in Turkey, known to deliver excellent gastric sleeve results.

Dr. İbrahim Karataş

  • Education: Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, 1994, Tourism doctor training, 1995
  • Expertise: Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Experience: 25+ years
  • Professional Memberships: Health Board of the Turkish Taekwondo Federation, ESPEN
Dr. İbrahim Karataş

Prof. Aziz Sumer, MD

  • Education: Master of Science, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine,
  • Expertise: General & obesity and metabolic diseases  surgery
  • Experience: 25 years
  • Other Courses: University of Rome, Bariatric Surgery Unit, Rome, Italy, Endoluminal & Laparoscopic Procedures Advanced Course Training in IRCAD-EITS Center, France.
Prof. Aziz Sumer

Prof. Alper Yurci

  • Expertise: Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Specialist
  • Experience: 14 years
  • Professional Memberships: Turkish Gastroenterology Association, Internal Medicine Speciality Association, and Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases Foundation.
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon in Turkey - Prof. Alper YURCI

Dr. Erkal Ziylan, MD

  • Expertise: General Surgery
  • Experience: 30 years
  • Professional Memberships: Turkish Medical Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkey Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery Association, Internal Medicine Association, Turkish Society of Surgery.

Gastric Sleeve Surgeon in Turkey - MD Erkal ZİYLAN

Dr. Muslum Tarkan

  • Expertise: Bariatric Metabolic Surgery, Laparoscopic Obesity & Diabetes Surgery
  • Experience: 15 years
  • Professional Memberships: Turkish Bariatric Surgery Association, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
Dr. Muslum Tarkan

Dr. Alper Hacıoğlu

  • Expertise: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Obesity & Metabolic (Type 2 Diabetes) Surgery
  • Experience: 12 years
  • Professional Memberships: International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Turkish Obesity Surgery Society, Turkish Surgical Association

Dr. Alper Hacıoğlu | Gastric Sleeve Surgeon in Turkey

Would you like to get an overview of the gastric sleeve abroad? Let’s delve into more details.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey: An Overview

Gastric sleeve is also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG).

It is a minimally invasive bariatric surgery.[6]Springer Link
Identification of technical errors and hazard zones in sleeve gastrectomy using OCHRA
“The sleeve gastrectomy is an example of minimally invasive surgery.”
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It helps you shed considerable weight in a short time.

Believe it or not, the new, safe, and efficient sleeve gastrectomy in Turkey can change your body in 1 week.

Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

Plan Your Trip to Turkey for a Gastric Sleeve

Particulars Details
In/Out Patient Inpatient
Surgery Time 1-3 Hours
Stay in Turkey ~ 7 – 9 Days
Hospitalization 2 – 4 Nights
Recovery 1 – 2 Weeks (at home)
Accommodation 4/5* Hotels (3 – 5 nights)
Transportation Private driver, shuttle service
Pain Control General Anaesthesia
Side effects Bleeding, nutrient deficiencies, and leakage[7]PubMed Central
The advantages and disadvantages of sleeve gastrectomy…
“The most common complications of sleeve gastrectomy are bleeding, nutrient deficiencies, and leakage.”
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Exercise Short walks followed by modest activity regularly[8]
FAQs of Bariatric Surgery
“To start, you will take easy, short walks while you are in the hospital…”
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Pregnancy Avoid for 16 -18 months after surgery[9]
Afterwards -Weight loss surgery
“Women are usually advised to avoid becoming pregnant during the period of most significant weight loss in the first 12 to 18 months after surgery.”
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Normal Activities After 4 to 6 weeks[10]
Afterwards -Weight loss surgery
“You’ll be able to start to return to your normal activities 4 to 6 weeks later.”
View in Article

Read ahead to learn how gastric sleeve is beneficial.

Health Benefits of Gastric Sleeve

People opt for gastric sleeve surgery for many reasons, including:[11]NCBI
The advantages and disadvantages of sleeve gastrectomy
“4. The advantages of sleeve gastrectomy 4.1. Weight loss 4.2 Remission of mental problems 4.3 Improvement of Clinical Markers…”
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  • Quick weight loss
  • Reduced mental problems
  • Resolve obesity-related (T2D, NAFLD) & non-obesity-related illnesses (gout, ovarian disorders)
  • Improvement of clinical markers
Weight Loss in Turkey

Here’s what you need to know!
Gastric sleeve surgery can help diabetic patients stop their medication after surgery. It raises insulin & reduces blood sugar, thus, inducing positive changes in their health.[12]
Sleeve Gastrectomy
“This has positive effects on diabetes and often patients can stop their medication after surgery… ”
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Curious to know who qualifies for gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey? Let’s proceed to find out!

Who is Eligible for Gastric Sleeve in Turkey?

To qualify for gastric sleeve in Turkey, you must have:

BMI > 40 

Severe obesity without comorbid diseases

BMI 35 – 39.9

1 severe obesity-related comorbidity

BMI 30.0 – 34.9

Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure

BMI < 30

No proof to support bariatric surgery for managing T2DM.

You can check your BMI straightaway with our instant calculator:

Calculate Your BMI


Besides your body mass index, you must make sure that you are:

  • Psychologically prepared for a body change
  • Not been taking blood thinners and/or antidepressants
Summary of Bariatric Surgery Guideline…
“Check table: Candidates for bariatric surgery: BMI Categories…<30…management of T2DM alone.”
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What Disqualifies the Gastric Sleeve?

You cannot have gastric sleeve surgery if you have any of the following conditions:[14]Turk J Endocrinol Metab
Summary of Bariatric Surgery Guideline
“Table 3. Contraindications for bariatric surgery: Untreated endocrinological disorders (e.g., Cushing, hypothyroidism, insulinoma)…”
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  • Pregnancy
  • Psychological diseases
  • Cannot follow diet advice
  • Digestive disorders
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Untreated endocrine diseases
Alcohol Addiction
Uncontrolled Diet
Alcohol Addiction or Uncontrolled Diet: Gastric Sleeve ❌

Though you got a brief idea about the candidacy for gastric sleeve, the bariatric surgeon will take the final call for you.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Procedure

It is a simple procedure completed in 3 steps:

Step 1: Consultation

Most of our hospitals offer free online consultations.

During your initial contact, you can discuss your weight loss goals.

Also, you are requested to fill out & submit a gastric sleeve bariatric surgery questionnaire.

You must know some pre-surgery instructions, so watch this:

How to Prepare Before a Bariatric Surgery?

Step 2. Evaluation

You will have to provide medical records and other relevant reports to the bariatric specialist.

Then, the doctor will use them to evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the surgery.

Once you arrive in Turkey, a clinic representative will welcome you and help you with hotel transfers.

Following a thorough pre-operative consultation, the procedure plan will be discussed.

You can expect answers to any questions you may have.

Step 3: Surgery

You will be operated for gastric sleeve in the hospital under general anaesthesia, so you don’t feel any pain.[15]Online Library Wiley
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Bariatric Surgery Patients: An Observational Study
“With obesity as a globally increasing problem, bariatric surgery is today a common procedure performed under general anaesthesia.”
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The surgeon will remove ~ 75 – 80% of your stomach, leaving a thin tube/sleeve (of about thumb width).

The remaining 20% is sutured together.

It will remove some stomach cells producing a hunger hormone named Ghrelin, so you will often feel full.

Gastric Sleeve Procedure in Turkey

Sleeve Gastrectomy
“This operation involves removing approximately 80% of the stomach…”
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There are different techniques used to perform gastric sleeve. We’ll discuss some widely used methods in the upcoming section.

Gastric Sleeve Techniques

Here are some common stand-alone operations for the treatment of severe obesity.

LSG/Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

It is one of the most efficient techniques performed using a long & narrow tube with a light and camera called a laparoscope.

Advantages of LSG

Easier operation

No risk of slippage

Small incisions faster healing

Time Taken

Operating room: ~ 1hr

Recovery room: 1 hr

Hospital Discharge: 2-3 days

Source: Science Direct,[17]Science Direct
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
“Advantages of LSG compared to gastric banding include lack of foreign body, no need for adjustments, and no risk of slippage…”
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EJHM[18]The Egyptian Journal of Hospital Medicine
The Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Serum Lipids
“Patients were discharged home on the 2nd or 3rd postoperative day after stabilization of general condition”
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Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve

It requires a flexible tube with a front camera & a suturing device called an endoscope.

Advantages of ESG

Minimally invasive

Low complications

Quick recovery

Time Taken

Operating room: ~ 60 – 90 min

Recovery room: 1 hr

Hospital Discharge: 1 day

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
“Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty…minimally invasive, reducing the risk of operative complications and allowing quick return to daily activities.”
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Robotic Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

The robotic-assisted gastric sleeve uses remote-center technology & provides a true 3D view.

In this procedure, the robotic arms guide the surgical instruments, thus allowing controlled movements & fast recovery.[20]PubMed Central
Robot-Assisted Sleeve Gastrectomy…
“Robotic surgery allows for more precise manipulations…3-dimensional view of the intra-abdominal anatomy…”
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Precise & safe

Less tissue damage


High cost

Longer setup time

For further enhancement of your physique, you can opt for a combination of surgeries, including:

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What to expect after the surgery is complete? Scroll down a bit to know!

Gastric Sleeve in Turkey Recovery

After surgery, you are likely to leave the hospital after 1 to 3 days.[21]
Afterwards -Weight loss surgery
“You can usually leave hospital 1 to 3 days after having weight loss surgery. ”
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Till then; you will be monitored for healing.

You will have to limit your physical activities & follow a special diet to adapt to the new digestive[22]
Afterwards: Weight Loss Surgery
“These vary from person to person, but a typical plan is: first few days – water and fluids…weeks 4 to 6 – soft food…need to exercise regularly to help you lose as much weight as possible…”
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Gastric Sleeve Diet Plan Turkey

You must follow a strict diet for the first few days of surgery:

  • Initially: water & fluids (soup)
  • First 4 weeks: puréed food (yogurt)
  • 4 to 6 weeks: soft food (mashed potato)
  • 6 weeks onwards: gradually return to a balanced diet

Here’s what our US-registered bariatric dietician, Katelyn Mock suggests:

Don’t miss these useful dietary instructions:

  • Avoid high-fat/sugar/carb foods 🥗
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated 🚰
  • Taking vitamin and mineral supplements 💊
  • Eat small, protein-rich meals throughout the day 🍗

Note: Listen to your surgeon’s recommendations carefully & take what is prescribed.


Gastric Sleeve Workout Plan

You should aim to do regular activities after recovery. Try doing low-impact exercises like:

Cycling 🚴
Swimming 🏊
Brisk walk 🚶‍♂️
Housework 🏡

Tip: Do something you really enjoy and can continue with it.

Tips to Take Care After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Medical Tourism in Turkey

Medical tourism in Turkey has burgeoned because of its low costs and high success rates.[23]Daily Sabah
Europe’s medical tourism shifts to Turkey
“Turkey has come to the forefront in medical tourism with competitive prices and successful operation rates, on top of its rich heritage as a cultural destination for tourists.”
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How to Reach Turkey?

You can travel to Turkey by various modes of transportation.

By Air 

There are direct flights to Turkey from all major capitals of the world.

Many airlines have regular flights to Ankara, Istanbul, Antalya, and Izmir airports.

Non-Stop Flights to Turkey

Origin Destination Duration
London (LHR) Istanbul (IST) 3h 50m
Manchester (MAN) Antalya (AYT) 4h 35m
Paris ((CDG) Izmir (ADB) 3h 25m
Frankfurt (FRA) Istanbul (SAW) 2h 55m
Moscow (VKO) Izmir (ADB) 4h 25 m

By Sea

Many foreign shipping companies have regular passenger ferries.

You can reach from the Greek islands, Russia, and Ukraine to various ports of Turkey like Istanbul, Izmir, and Antalya.

By Train

Major European cities connected via railway to Istanbul are Sofia, Bulgaria, and Bucharest, Romania.

Tip: Please make bookings well in advance to avoid last-minute trouble.


Best Time to Visit Turkey

The ideal period for visiting Turkey is from June to September, considering the pleasantly warm weather.

The shoulder season is April, May, and September, October. During this period, prices are low, and tourists are few.

Besides, November is the low season when you can expect more affordable flights & hotels.[24]Cuddly Nest
The Best Time To Visit Turkey
“When it comes to affordable prices and fewer tourists, the shoulder season, between April and May and September and October…visit November during the low season”
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Documents Needed

You need to have the following documents in hand to travel to Turkey-

  • Valid Passport: for at least 60 days past your intended period of stay.
  • Visa: British residents don’t need a visa to enter Turkey for up to 90 days (in any 180-day period).

Passport Validity Requirements While Entering Turkey
“Foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a travel document (passport) with an expiration date at least 60 days...”
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Where to Stay in Turkey?

There are many comfortable hotels in Turkey available at reasonable prices.

  • A11 Hotel
  • Niconya Hotel
  • Park Inn Radisson
  • Hilton Bomonti
  • Tempo Hotel
  • Marriott Asia

Safety Tips

Turkey is a pretty safe country for tourists. However, you’re advised to remain alert in public places.

The FCDO advises against travel to sites within 10 km of the Syrian border.[26]GOV.UK
Foreign Travel Advice Turkey
“The FCDO advise against all travel to: areas within 10 km of the border with Syria”
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Emergency Contacts

It’s always safe to save Turkish emergency contacts when traveling.[27]
Emergency Assistance
“Turkish Emergency Numbers: Police: Dial 155…”
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Emergency Contact Turkey

Police Contact Turkey

Ambulance Contact Turkey

Fire Contact Turkey

Also, keep your home country’s embassy or consulate’s contact details with you.

  • British Consulate General in Istanbul: +90 212 334 64 00
  • American Embassy in Istanbul: +90 212 335 9000

What to Bring?

You must keep a backpack with the following items in it:

  • Comfortable clothes, easy to slip on/off (e.g., button-down or zipped shirt)
  • 2-3 Pajamas/tracksuits
  • Enough undergarments
  • Comb, wet wipes
  • Dental kit (toothbrush, paste)
  • Comfortable slippers
  • Medicines (as needed)

Places to Visit in Turkey

In Turkey, you can explore its impressive architectural wonders, stunning coastlines, and delectable cuisines.

Some must-visit places in Turkey are-


Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, boasts a mix of cultures and sightseeing.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia has stunning domes, unique mosaics, and monolithic marble columns.

The superb play on the museum’s space, light, and color adds to its beauty.

Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia

Topkapı Palace 

The 15th-century Topkapı Palace has a magnificent showcase of Islamic art.

The detailed hand-painted tilework connects to a maze of lavishly decorated chambers.

Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace


Ankara is the capital of Turkey. It’s also the second-largest city in the country.[28]World Atlas
Biggest Cities In Turkey
“The second largest city is Ankara where 4.47 million people reside.”
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Ankara is one of the most diverse tourist spots.

Check out the amazing tourist attractions listed below.


The mausoleum of Atatürk (founder of Turkey) is one of the most visited places in Ankara.

The lavish use of marble on the site and the gilded inscriptions of Atatürk’s speeches adorn the complex.

Anitkabir Mausoleum in Ankara, Turkey


Museum of Anatolian Civilizations  

The site has a central Stone Hall that shows stone reliefs and statues from across the eras.


The city is known for its beaches and historical sites.

You can explore some of the most popular places listed below.


A lovely old city of Antalya, Kaleici has many historical spots.

There are a lot of newly redone shops, hotels, and eateries near the marina and waterfront.

City of Kaleici in Antalya, Turkey

The Old City of Kaleici in Antalya, Turkey

Duden Waterfalls

At Lower Duden Waterfalls, you can swim nearby and enjoy the city’s view, forests, and mountains.

There’s also a staircase that leads to the cave behind the falls.

Duden Waterfalls in Antalya, Turkey

Duden Waterfalls


The third-largest populated city of Turkey,[29]World Atlas
Biggest Cities In Turkey
“Izmir, with a population of 2.83 million, is the third most populated city in Turkey.”
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Izmir has a rich cultural past.

You can explore the ancient monuments or laze on the beach in this lovely city.

Here are some of the sites you must see in Izmir.

Saat Kulesi 

The Clock Tower is a must-see when visiting Izmir.

The monument stands tall in Konak Square in the downtown area.

Saat Kulesi Clock Tower in Izmir, Turkey

Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

Izmir Agora

This ancient monument is surrounded by hillside residential neighborhoods.

It has tall commercial buildings and busy market streets.


How long does a gastric sleeve take in Turkey?

The gastric sleeve procedure in Turkey takes 1 – 3 hours, depending on the technique used.

For example, a laparoscopic gastric sleeve might take only 1 hour each for the surgery & recovery from anaesthesia.

It might take 2 – 4 nights in the hospital. You can see the table to plan your trip to Turkey.

Can I fly 3 days after gastric sleeve?

You can return home by 4 to 5 days after gastric sleeve surgery if the doctor approves.

However, for a complicated abdominal surgery, it may require a 10-day period before you fly.[30]
When can I fly after surgery?
“4 to 5 days after simple abdominal surgery…10 days after more complicated abdominal surgery…”
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Flying immediately after surgery is not recommended to avoid the risks of DVT.

How much weight can you lose with gastric sleeve surgery?

You can expect to lose ~ 60% or more of the excess weight within a year of gastric sleeve surgery.

For example, if you are 100 lbs over your ideal weight, you can lose 60 lbs from the procedure.[31]JAMA Network
Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss
“For example, persons with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or who are approximately 100 lb over their ideal body weight can expect to lose about 60 lb from the surgery. ”
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As per the studies, you may lose 55-57% of your excess weight after five years.[32]Journals.Sagepub
Weight Loss And Resolution Of Comorbidities After Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Review Of Long-Term Results
“Three studies with follow-up periods of 5years and small study cohorts between 26 and 68 patients showed a %EWL between 55 and 57.”
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Can I go back to work 3 days after gastric sleeve?

You may go back to work 3 days after surgery if it does not involve strenuous activity.

The return to work is influenced by several factors like age, type of job & post-surgery reports.[33]
“The timing of a return to work depends on many factors; age, type of work, effort put into regaining fitness.”
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Although you can leave the hospital in 3-4 days, it takes 1-2 weeks to recover & resume your work life.

Nevertheless, the doctor’s guidance is to be followed in this matter.

The Takeaway

Get ready to say goodbye to the excess weight. Gastric sleeve in Turkey is the solution to your obesity-related woes?

Connect with us to plan an affordable and safe weight loss procedure in Turkey.

Working for a good body is more important than solely wishing for it! So, get started early.


2. PubMed Central: Five-year outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy…
3. PubMed Central: The advantages and disadvantages of sleeve gastrectomy…
4. IJHMT: Medical Tourism Competition: The Case of Turkey
5. FAQs of Bariatric Surgery
6. Springer Link: Identification of technical errors and hazard zones in sleeve gastrectomy using OCHRA
7. Afterwards -Weight loss surgery
8. Sleeve Gastrectomy
9. Summary of Bariatric Surgery Guideline…
10. Turk J Endocrinol Metab: Summary of Bariatric Surgery Guideline
11. Online Library Wiley: Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Bariatric Surgery Patients: An Observational Study
12. Science Direct: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
13. The Egyptian Journal of Hospital Medicine: The Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Serum Lipids
14. Mayoclinic: Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
15. PubMed Central: Robot-Assisted Sleeve Gastrectomy…
16. Daily Sabah: Europe’s medical tourism shifts to Turkey
17. Cuddly Nest: The Best Time To Visit Turkey
18. MFA.GOV.TR: Passport Validity Requirements While Entering Turkey
19. GOV.UK: Foreign Travel Advice Turkey
20. Emergency Assistance
21. World Atlas: Biggest Cities In Turkey
22. When can I fly after surgery?
23. AMA Network: Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss
24. Journals.Sagepub: Weight Loss And Resolution Of Comorbidities…