As the top weight loss surgery center in Turkey, IBC - Istanbul Bariatric Center, runs a highly efficient and effective specialized bariatric program with surgeries taking place inside the JCI accredited, Memorial Hospital. Patients who choose bariatric surgery in Istanbul find savings reflected directly on the price for a surgical procedure — affordable but not cheap. Our leading weight loss surgery team doesn't cut corners to gain patients. In fact, we have a proven track record operating a successful weight loss surgery program for over 20 years. And surgery quality and patient safety remains at the center of our program as we invest in every patient.
What is a successful program? A successful bariatric treatment program is highlighted by determining realistic goals and making permanent lifestyle changes. IBC - Istanbul Bariatric Center expert bariatric surgeons not only run a successful program, but also promote and publish their improvements in the medical literature and international expert forums on surgical technique, teaching others young bariatric surgeons on performing safer more effective surgery. Our weight loss surgery team in Istanbul focuses on pre-operative patient selection and preparation, medical evaluation and risk assessment, patient education and long-term follow-up.
Dr. Murat Üstün is the Lead Bariatric Surgeon at IBC - Istanbul Bariatric Center....
Dr Murat Üstün has made a commitment to every patient's well-being and safety, a goal that is also pursued by our staff and medical professionals that are at your service, this is part of the excellence equation. Dr Murat Üstün and the Istanbul Bariatric Center team perform medical procedures, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. While performed differently, all of these procedures help patients lose weight by limiting how much food the stomach can hold as well as the patient’s absorption of nutrients.
Surgeries are performed at a JCI accredited Hospital. The Joint Commission International works to improve safety at health care facilities domestically and globally. Accreditation ensures facilities are up to date, physicians are board-certified, plans for follow-up care are in place, risks of traveling after surgery are outlined, and more.
Life-changing Solution — Bariatric Surgery Turkey
Obesity rates in Turkey are increasing rapidly and are leading to the most obese society in Europe. According to the research conducted by the Ministry of Health, the incidence rate of obesity reached 20.5% in men and 41% in women in 2010. Istanbul is the city having the highest obesity rates (33%). Childhood obesity rates have reached 8.5%. The rate of overweight children has reached 14.3%.
Obesity is a very important health problem because it is the root cause of many diseases and is deleterious for general health. For example, cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attacks and stroke cause 17 million deaths per year all over the world, as the number one causes of preventable deaths. Smoking and obesity are the most important preventable causes of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, the number of deaths caused by Type 2 diabetes, directly associated with obesity, will increase by 50% over the next decade.
The main health issues related with obesity:
- Cardiovascular issues including coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, obstructive vascular diseases, varicose veins.
- Some types of cancer (uterus, breast, prostate and large intestine cancers)
- Dyslipidemia (Increased blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels)
- Digestive issues: Fatty liver, gallbladder stones, gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Respiratory tract diseases: Sleep apnea, hyperventilation syndrome, pulmonary embolism
- Musculoskeletal system problems: Osteoarthritis (deterioration of articular cartilage), immobility, herniated lumbar disc
- Urogenital problems: Menstrual irregularity, polycystic ovaries, infertility, urinary incontinence.
- Psychosocial issues: Occupational disability, exposure to social discrimination, depression
- Type 2 Diabetes
What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Turkey?
Gastric sleeve surgery is a procedure in which a vertical sleeve is created within the stomach through surgical stapling. The sleeve itself is thin and approximately eight inches long. As the sleeve is created, the rest of the stomach is stapled off the body. Food passes through your digestive system as it normally would and is fully absorbed into the body. However, the capacity for food within the stomach is now smaller. This procedure restricts food intake by removing a portion of the stomach, typically resulting in greater than 50% weight loss.
What is Gastric Balloon Turkey?
Endoscopic intragastric balloon or briefly gastric balloon is a relatively new and non-surgical bariatric treatment procedure. It has been developed with intent to fill the gap between dieting and exercising only and undergoing more complicated bariatric surgical procedures.
A gastric balloon is a temporary, nonsurgical procedure that has been shown to reduce 10 percent of total body weight. It involves placing a lightweight, gastric balloon in the stomach for up to six months to help produce a sense of fullness and reduce hunger. At a scientific congress held in 1987 in Florida, a great number of international experts came together and determined the basic design criteria for an ideal gastric balloon. The new generation intragastric balloons have become a well-accepted treatment procedure all over Europe.
What is Gastric Plication Surgery Turkey?
Gastric Plication Surgery, also known as laparoscopic greater curvature plication, laparoscopic gastric plication, gastric imbrication, pseudo-sleeve, and stomach folding, is based on reducing the size of the stomach with sutures (without incision), for restricting food intake. The gastric volume is reduced by 75%, on average.
Gastric plication surgery is performed laparoscopically. The operation takes about 40 minutes on average. Similar to the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, it involves first the liberation of the vein connections in the wide side of the stomach, from the exit of the stomach to the junction of the esophagus. Afterwards, the stomach tissue is folded inward and then two layers are sutured in such a way as to reduce the volume.
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery Turkey?
Gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. During gastric bypass surgery, your physician makes changes to your stomach and small intestine to change the way they absorb and digest food.
Gastric bypass aids weight loss by:
- Restricting the amount of food that your stomach holds
- Limiting the amount of calories and nutrients your body absorbs
- Changing your gut hormones, which help you feel fuller longer, contribute to appetite suppression and the reversal of obesity-caused metabolic syndrome.
Leading Bariatric Surgeon in Turkey
Dr. Murat Üstün became one of the first few surgeons who perform advanced techniques such as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass in Europe. He became one of the leading physicians in his field, as a result of his increased experience in this field as well as the complication rates, which are at the world’s average level. For this reason, he became a reference center for complication and revision surgeries.
Dr. Murat Üstün is the person who has applied certain surgical procedures for the first time in Europe, such as. laparoscopic gastric plication, endoscopic gastric plication (Apollo), laparoscopic single anastomosis duodenoileostomy (SADI-S) and laparoscopic gastric loop bipartition. Besides bariatric and metabolic surgery, his most important area of professional interest is endoscopic treatment methods. He is the pioneer who performed the EsophyX procedure in reflux treatment for the first time in Europe. He also performs endoscopic reflux treatment procedures such as MUSE, GERD-X and Stretta.
Dr. Murat Üstün believes that advanced technology will make a great contribution to the perfection in surgery has also broken new grounds with his technological practices such as using stapler with iDriv Battery Pack in sleeve gastrectomy for the first time, using V-Loc suture in bariatric surgery for the first time, performing the first sleeve gastrectomy by means of Storz Spies laparoscopy system, and performing three-dimensional laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the first time.