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Gastric Band in Turkey

A gastric band is a type of weight loss surgery that involves placing a silicone band on the upper part of the stomach to reduce stomach size and reduce food intake.


A gastric band is a type of weight loss surgery that involves placing a silicone band on the upper part of the stomach to reduce stomach size and reduce food intake.

Estetica Istanbul welcomes you with its bariatric surgery specialists. We provide you with post-operative accommodation and other VIP services. You’ll also need to come to the hospital for several controls after the surgery

Lap Band Surgery with Estetica Istanbul

Type of Anesthesia Used
Activity Repeat
5 / 6 Days
Scar Visibility
Intervention Time
1-2 hours
Surgery Effect Recovery Time
7 days
Full Recovery Time
15 - 20 Days
Result Time
6 - 8 months
Payment Opportunity
Opportunity to pay with monthly installments

Estetica Istanbul for Gastric Band Operation

Why Should I Have a Gastric Band Made in Turkey?

It can be very costly to undergo bariatric surgical procedures in the US and most European countries. Therefore, it seems reasonable to look for your options outside of your country.

Turkey is one of the most popular and affordable country options for bariatric surgery. Apart from this, other reasons for gastric band in Turkey can be listed as follows:

In addition to high quality medical technology, it offers affordable prices (compared to European countries)
World-renowned achievements of Turkish surgeons
Combination of tourism experience and healthcare for both patients and their families
Turkey is a country to be seen in terms of tourism
High quality clinics and hospitals
Extraordinary medical care in addition to caring for patient safety, especially foreign patients
Due to the progress of tourism as the main sector in Turkey, there are hundreds of luxury, comfortable hotels for accommodation before and after surgical treatment.
Patients will be thoroughly examined and their health evaluated before returning to their country. After surgery, you will be evaluated by professionals and receive nutritional guidance before returning to your home country.

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What is Gastric Band?

A gastric band is a type of weight loss surgery that involves placing a silicone band on the upper part of the stomach to reduce stomach size and reduce food intake.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for a Gastric Band?

An adjustable stomach band may be suitable for you if:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • your BMI is 40 or higher; or if you weigh at least twice your ideal weight
  • If you have not reached a healthy body weight for an extended period of time, even through a medically supervised diet
  • If you do not have any health problems as a result of your doctor’s tests

What You Should Know About Stomach Band

Why is Gastric Band Operation Performed?

Gastric band; It is performed to reduce the size of the stomach and to reduce food intake to achieve weight loss. Gastric banding is used to treat severe obesity. It is recommended for people who have tried other weight loss methods that have not been successful in the long run.

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Who Can Have Gastric Band Operation?

People who cannot lose weight due to their own will or various problems; If he/she meets the following conditions, he/she can undergo gastric band operation. 

  • patients who have a BMI between 35 and 40
  • If you have already tried all other treatment options such as diet, exercise and weight loss medications (as recommended by your doctor)
  • usually suitable enough to undergo general anesthesia and surgery
  • Committed to long-term follow-up, including regular checkups and lifestyle changes

Advantages of Gastric Band

The advantages of laparoscopic gastric banding are:

  • Probability of long-term weight loss for those with obesity
  • Relatively fast recovery
  • Decreased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, urinary incontinence, and other conditions related to excess weight
  • No loss of nutrient absorption
  • Improved quality of life after surgery in many cases

Risks of Gastric Band Surgery

Just like other weight loss surgeries, there are some long-term and short-term risks with the gastric banding procedure. These risks can be listed as follows.

  • Injury to the stomach, intestines, or other abdominal organs during surgery
  • Inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastritis), heartburn and stomach ulcers
    wound infection
  • Gastrointestinal scarring, which can lead to intestinal obstruction
  • Poor nutrition as a result of restricted food intake

Things to Know Before Gastric Band Operation

  • Quit smoking
  • Talk to your dietitian about your diet list.
  • Go to the clinic with a comfortable outfit that you can wear after the operation.

Things to Consider After Having a Gastric Band

You must follow your diet.

You should take regular vitamin supplements.

  • Eat and drink slowly.
  • Keep meals small.
  • Pay attention to water consumption.

Frequently Asked Questions

The weight you will lose after the operation may vary depending on how well you follow the rules. At this point, the important thing is to eat slowly and most importantly food with the right texture and cutting back on high-calorie soft food and drinks.

The minimum BMI requirement for the gastric band is 30kg/m2, which would equate to 12.13lbs/82kg of weight for an average height (5ft 5in/165cm) woman.

One week after the gastric band surgery, it is okay to travel by plane unless your doctor tells you otherwise.