Weight loss surgery is one of the most used methods for obesity treatment in recent years. Turkey has important opportunities in terms of health tourism. People who lose excess weight slowly with healthy methods prefer these surgeries more. Different results can be achieved depending on the weight, age, gender and health problems of the person. Weight loss surgery includes many methods and procedures. However, the most known and most preferred ones are; gastric balloon, gastric bypass, gastric botox and gastric sleeve surgery.

You can have a healthier life with Estpital’ weight loss surgery procedures. Do not delay your dreams.

Who Can Have Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric surgery procedures are not suitable for everyone. Estpital ensures that the appropriate treatment method is determined and applied for each patient. Our specialist physicians aim to have a higher standard of living. For this reason, it determines the most suitable method for the person. Surgical procedure may not be required for every patient in the obesity scale. As known, gastric balloon or gastric botox procedures also support rapid weight loss. If you are confused in such cases, you can get help from Estpital physicians. Well, who can have bariatric surgery?

  • If your BMI (body mass index) is equal to or higher than 35,
  • If you have diseases that progress due to excessive weight gain, such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure,
  • You have tried weight loss methods such as sports in addition to a healthy and balanced diet, but you still cannot lose weight,
  • If you say you can do what you need to do after the surgery,
  • If you are ready for a significant change in your psychology, eating habits and life, you can find out whether you are suitable for bariatric procedures by contacting our specialist physicians immediately.

What are the Bariatric Surgery/Weight Loss Surgery Opportunities in Turkey?

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, helps to lose excess weight quickly.

These surgeries are based on many procedures and rules, and their main task is to accelerate weight loss by making significant changes in the digestive system. Before bariatric surgery, the patient must have tried diet and exercise. However, if the person is still at the level of obesity, then the surgical procedure is preferred. These types of surgery are especially preferred by people with a Body Mass Index above 35. It is very reliable thanks to the developing technology. Gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric balloon surgeries are some of the most common bariatric surgery procedures in our country.

These three processes are distinguished from each other by some basic features. The most suitable one for you is chosen by the physicians. In all methods to be applied by Estpital specialist physicians, the treatment method that the patient needs takes priority.

Differences between Bariatric Surgery Types and Gastric Balloon Method

In general terms, we can explain gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric balloon as follows;

Gastric Bypass

It is an operation that is performed by connecting the upper part of the stomach to the small intestine. This method aims to reduce absorption by shrinking the stomach. A small pouch is formed in the part of the stomach where food is to be taken. In this way, you will reach the saturation point in a much shorter time and your body will get rid of taking more calories. Gastric bypass is performed by open surgery or laparoscopy method.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The purpose of gastric sleeve surgery is to shrink the stomach so that it does not hold excess food. In this operation, part of the stomach is removed. Gastric sleeve surgery in Turkey is usually performed with the laparoscopy method. This weight loss surgery will help you recover in a short time and lose weight fast. In this way, you will no longer be able to eat as much as before.

Gastric Balloon

It is applied with a balloon that is placed in the stomach and filled with air or water. The balloon placed in your stomach with endoscopy and it is inflated with serum. It is usually applied to people with a Body Mass Index between 25 and 45, and this method is applied to the patient temporarily. It takes 30 minutes for the balloon to be fully placed into the body and it is used for approximately 6-12 months.

We always live in struggle with our excess weight. However, if we experience some health problems such as Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular health problems which related to weight gain, it is time to take an action. You can have a healthier life in a short time by coming to Estpital


Gastric balloon is a silicone balloon placed in the stomach by endoscopy in order to prevent obesity. Today, general surgeons perform gastric balloon application in order for patients struggling with obesity to return to their normal lives. Thanks to the volume of the ballon, it enables people who want to lose weight to reach their dream weight earlier by eating fewer


Gastric Bypass is one of the most popular surgical methods in the treatment of obesity. It is planned to prevent diseases such as obesity-related diabetes in this procedure, in which the stomach volume is reduced and fat absorption is reduced. Before this procedure, the patient’s suitability for surgery should be planned and the process should be best managed.


Gastric botox is one of the methods that help to lose weight by injecting botulinum toxin to certain parts of the stomach with the endoscopic method. This process which provides limitation of the stomach muscles delays the gastric emptying period and causes the person to experience loss of appetite. Since gastric botox is a standard endoscopic procedure, so there are no


Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight loss surgery that aims to lose weight by removing a large part of the stomach. After the operation, the feeling of satiety occurs more quickly, and after eating a small amount of food, satiety occurs. This surgery makes people feel less hungry because a smaller stomach produces lower levels of a hunger-inducing hormone called ghrelin.