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Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Balloon in Turkey

Losing weight is a challenging and lengthy process and may result in disappointment even if you make an effort for many years. In the first place, you may go with a diet in your weight loss journey but diet alone is not enough to lose a great amount of weight.  Additionally, exercising is one of the best options for weight loss besides diet, however, it may not always help you to achieve your ideal weight. Those who cannot lose weight as a result of diet and exercise try to find different solutions. Weight loss surgeries are one of the fastest and easiest ways to lose weight but it is hard to determine which weight loss surgery is suitable for you. It is also necessary to find out if you are suitable for weight loss surgery with BMI calculation. BMI (Body Mass Index) is a way of measuring your weight and height and according to the result, you may see whether you are healthy, overweight, or obese. In general,  people with a Body Mass Index of 30 and above are among the suitable candidates to have weight loss surgery in Turkey. When you calculated your BMI and see that your BMI result is above 30, you may now think about whether am I suitable for Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Balloon.

Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

Gastric Sleeve in Turkey

Bariatric surgeries in other words obesity surgeries are one of the most effective ways to lose weight. Gastric Sleeve operation is a highly preferred method in the last decade and it is a surgical procedure. It is also called Sleeve Gastrectomy and it is performed laparoscopically by removing approximately 75% of the stomach and changing the digestive system. A person who had a Gastric Sleeve operation feels full even after eating a small amount of food. In this process, you should follow the diet that your dietician gave you to lose weight. After a Sleeve Gastrectomy operation, it is expected that you can lose approximately %70 of your weight within a year. The other benefit of this operation is the elimination of the disease caused by obesity like diabetes, hypertension…It should be considered that Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a non-reversible operation that means your stomach remains in banana shape forever. So, it is a permanent change in the weight loss journey.

Cost of Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve operation costs may vary according to the hospitals, clinics, and surgeons. In the United Kingdom, a Sleeve Gastrectomy starting price is between £8000 to £10,300 while costs between $9,000 to $27,000 in the United States of America. The average cost of a Gastric Sleeve is €15.000  in Spain and Germany. These prices may seem very expensive to you, but don’t worry there is another option to have a Gastric Sleeve as quality as in the UK. Turkey is one the most preferred destination for weight loss surgeries due to experienced and highly-rated general surgeons. In addition to high quality, the cost of a Gastric Sleeve in Turkey is very affordable when compared with the UK, US, and Europe. The average cost of a Gastric Sleeve in Turkey is €3.500. Surgery TR provides all-inclusive packages in Turkey and has contracted general surgeons who performed weight loss surgeries for many years.

Gastric Balloon in Turkey

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The other weight loss surgery is Gastric Balloon which does not require a surgical operation, which is why it is highly preferred. This non-surgical operation is applied by endoscopy with low risk. It is different from the Gastric Sleeve, in the Gastric Balloon the shape of the stomach does not change, the balloon is placed in the stomach and takes up space in the stomach. After the operation small portion of food make you feel satisfied. According to your need, the balloon can be placed for 6 months or 12 months, when the process ended it would be removed by the surgeon. So, Gastric Balloon is a reversible operation and like Gastric Sleeve surgery, it eliminates the diseases caused by obesity. Gastric Balloon regulates your eating habits therefore, even if the balloon is removed you may continue your healthy life. 

Cost of Gastric Balloon

Gastric Balloon operation prices are much more affordable than the Gastric Sleeve. 12 months balloon prices are different than the 6 months balloon but on average prices are between £4,000 to £6,000 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the cost of the Gastric Balloon is roughly $8,000 and insurance does not cover that. In Europe, it cost less than UK and US, the minimum price of a Gastric Balloon is 4,000 in Spain and German. Turkey, due to low-cost labor work, affordable than the UK, the US, and European countries. Surgery TR International offers an all-inclusive package with 1-year follow-up and diet control is £2,800. This all-inclusive package includes initial medication and necessary tests in the hospital, Medical Travel Insurance, all your transfers (Airport-Hotel-Airport with VIP Car and local transfers), comprehensive check-Up at the hospital, personalized post-operatory diet plan, 1-year aftercare support by doctor and dietician, required medications, supplements, and vitamins for post-operation during the 1-year period, hotel accommodation and patient host.

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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Balloon

Reversible             Yes
Surgical            Yes     
Low-risk             Yes
Eliminates Diseases Caused By Obesity            Yes             Yes
The Cost is Less              Yes
Laparoscopy            Yes
Endoscopy            Yes
Non-Invasive             Yes
Lose %70 of Weight             Yes

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