A bariatric surgery is performed to achieve significant and permanent weight loss. Through these procedures, the whole digestive system or parts of it are modified to reach weight loss goals.
Around 2 hours

Operation Time


Anesthesia Type

Immediate and Permanent if Instructions are Followed


About 1 week (4 weeks without heavy sports)

Recovery time

5 Days

Average length of stay in Turkey:

3-4 Nights in the Hospital

Length of hospital stay:

What is a Weight loss Surgery? (also known as Bariatric Surgery)

Welcome to our website dedicated to weight loss solutions in Turkey. We specialize in bariatric surgery, offering a variety of procedures to help our patients achieve their weight loss goals.

Turkey is a leading destination for medical tourism, and our team of experienced surgeons and medical professionals are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our international patients.

Our weight loss procedures include:

  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Adjustable gastric banding
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

Each procedure is tailored to the individual needs and goals of the patient, and our team will work closely with you to determine the best course of action.

In addition to surgery, we also offer comprehensive pre- and post-operative care, including nutrition and exercise counseling. Our goal is to not only help you lose weight, but to also maintain a healthy lifestyle for the long-term.

We understand that the decision to undergo weight loss surgery can be difficult, and we are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for considering our weight loss solutions in Turkey. We look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

Types of Bariatric Surgeries

Different types of bariatric surgeries are performed for patients with different cases and various prior conditions they might have.

Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Gastric Sleeve is a surgical procedure where, to decrease hunger levels and to limit the amount of food intake, a portion of the stomach is removed.

This method is preferred among patients as it does not require any modification of the intestines. Also, the patients who have gastric sleeve surgery will need a shorter hospital stay than most other patients that had other bariatric surgeries.

Patients will be under general anaesthesia for the duration of the surgery. During surgery, 70 to 80% of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a slim, tube-like shape.

Following days of the surgery, the patient will be on a special diet to help their bodies adjust to the changes they went through.

Patients can expect to have weight loss of up to 70 percent. After a gastric sleeve surgery, the patients will also need to make lifestyle changes to have long-lasting results.

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Surgery)

As the name suggests, Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure where the top of the stomach is separated from the rest of the stomach and this top part is then connected to the small intestine so that the food the patient intakes bypasses the rest of the stomach and the patient’s food intake is limited.

The gastric Bypass procedure is one of the most commonly performed weight loss surgeries in Turkey as the results of the surgery are beneficial in numerous ways. Through this procedure and weight loss, prior conditions patients might experience such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol—and sleep apnea can be treated.

After the procedure, the size of the stomach is reduced to a small pouch and the first section of the small intestines is bypassed hence limiting the food the patient can consume and also limiting the number of calories the intestines can absorb.

Gastric Bypass can be done using laparoscopy or open surgery. The surgery is done under general anesthesia and the average hospital stay is 3 days.

After the procedure is completed, the patient will be abiding by a diet that is designed for them to help them heal in the shortest time possible and less pain as possible.

Gastric Transit Bipartition (Diabetes Mellitus/Metabolic Surgery)

The Gastric Transit Bipartition procedure is a widely accepted and used metabolic surgical method where the end section of the small intestine is connected to the stomach to form a new way.

Gastric Transit Bipartition is generally done under general anesthesia and laparoscopy is used for the surgery.

This model of treatment is designed to help patients with a BMI higher than 30 loose weight and treat diabetes Type 2.

One of the benefits of this procedure is that it can be reversed and revised as needed.

On average, this surgery requires a three-day hospital stay.

Non-Surgical Options:

Gastric Balloon

What non-surgical solution is available for people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40? The gastric balloon! It is one of the most popular weight-loss operations without any surgical intervention, which may be recommended by your doctor depending on your health.

The instruments for the Gastric Balloon operation are a soft, expandable balloon, a placement tube and a filling system. The gastric balloon is too big to pass into the gut and a small amount of food gives a long feeling of fullness. This helps to achieve significant long-term weight loss goals.

Recovery from Bariatric Surgeries

Bariatric surgery recovery requires a specific diet set by the surgeon and the nutritionist with an addition of a few weeks of resting.

Bariatric surgeries are laparoscopic with tiny incision that requires a short recovery period for the patient.

The patient will consume only liquids for a month after the surgery in order to adjust to the procedure and slowly start with solid food after.

Why is Turkey the most suitable destination for your bariatric surgery?

Apart from the low prices compared to other countries around the world, Turkey has extremely experienced surgeons who conduct the most recent and modern procedures successfully to patients from all over the world. The prices offered to the patients include a package with also high-level accommodation, private transportation and consultation fees.

Istanbul is among the easily accessible destinations that have modern and high-equipped hospitals with educated and experienced medical staff.

Who can have sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve surgery)?

Gastric sleeve surgery is performed on people who fail to lose weight despite their consistent efforts.

The body mass index (BMI) must be above a certain value.  Suitable candidates for weight loss surgeries are obese patients (with a BMI of +30 to 39) and morbidly obese patients (with a BMI higher than 40).

The surgery will be successful if the gastric sleeve surgery is performed by an experienced doctor who is an expert in this kind of operation. Also, the surgery will be conducted in a proper clinic followed by a healthy diet and exercise. The patient should not experience weight gain if the aftercare plan is followed properly and a new healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically, is adopted.

The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgeries

  • Losing weight in a short amount of time.
  • Remission of type 2 diabetes and improvement in cardiovascular health
  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Longer life span
  • Decreasing medications required by comorbidities caused by being overweight
  • Increase in quality of life, self-confidence and self-esteem

Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

The total recovery time after a weight loss surgery will depend on the kind of surgery that you opt for. The most invasive ones, that is, the sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass require a full recovery time of 2-4 weeks. (before physical exercise can be resumed). For a gastric band surgery, full recovery usually takes one week, just like the gastric balloon.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to follow a strict diet after weight loss surgery?
Yes. For recovery purposes after the operation, gastric band Turkey patients, gastric balloon Turkey patients, and general bariatric surgery Turkey patients will be required to follow a strict diet based on smashed food and light liquids (no alcohol or soft drinks). Also, smoking should be absolutely avoided as long as possible after a gastric band surgery Turkey or gastric sleeve surgery Turkey. Your surgeon will provide you with all the necessary instructions concerning your dietary requirements right after surgery, for the next 8 weeks, including medication and vitamin supplements.
Can You Fly After Bariatric Surgery in Turkey?
Yes. Patients are in perfect condition to fly back home 1 week after a Turkey weight loss surgery.
Is Weight Loss Surgery in Turkey Safe?
Yes. Due to government subsidies to the medical industry, high volumes of patients and outstanding medical facilities, Turkey is one of the top destinations for medical tourism in the whole world, providing outstanding surgeries to tens of thousands of patients yearly. Cygnus Clinic surgeons have been operating weight loss surgeries for over 20 years with a +99% success rate.

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