Gastric Band in Turkey
from 4,990 EUR
With a band at the upper part of the stomach you will get a fractional pouch for a quick feeling of satiety and a reduction of weight.
The Gastric Band
You have tried already something to reduce your weight permanently? You suffer from adiposity and want to do something against it? The Aesthetic Travel Team in Antalya will be glad to advise you about gastric surgery, the course of treatments, and comparison of costs. Please, contact us and ask any questions.
One of the restrictive methods in Turkey for gastric surgery is a gastric band. This will be placed from our specialists in an invasive method around your stomach. Under a general anaesthetic and with the keyhole surgery, it will be inserted with minimal cuts in your abdominal wall.
Your stomach is separated into two parts. A pouch the size of a tennis ball is formed and cannot take so much food as usual. If you take too much food an unpleasant pressure happens in the upper abdomen and throat and can cause nausea and vomiting. It’s a process of learning, because the feeling of hunger is still present.
Advantages & Requirements for a Gastric Band
In general a successful therapy with the use of a gastric band is, when the patient is losing 1/2 kilogram per week.
As with other restrictive gastric operations, some requirements for this surgery in Turkey has to be followed:
- BMI of 40,
- BMI of 35 in connection with severe physical ailments,
- Diagnosis should be no older than 3 years,
- No known mental ailments,
- No alcohol or drug abuse,
- Be of legal age,
- The gastric band should be the last medical option,
- Extensive clarification,
- A multimodal therapy program with nutrition counselling, individualized exercise training, and a psychological treatment.
What Advantages does a Gastric Band have?
With the help of a gastric band inserted in Turkey you can enjoy a new quality of life. With self-confidence, commitment, and the right medical support for our Aesthetic Travel Team in Antalya you should lose weight easily.
With a permanent reduction of body weight, physical ailments and health problems will be regulated. Please, let our team give you all the answers for your questions and a detailed consultation.
The gastric band is made of silicone and hollow. It will be placed around the upper part of the stomach. A pouch is formed in the size of a tennis ball. When the pouch is stretched with food it will signal a feeling of satiety. The gastric band is connected to a small tube with a port system under the skin. With a special needle a fluid can fill the hollow band to regulate the strangulation. More fluid means the more the gastric band will strangulate the rest of the stomach.
Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and takes 30 to 60 minutes. Your stay in the hospital takes normally 3 to 5 days.
The surgery is performed with the keyhole method with only five 2 centimetres long cuts for camera and instruments. For the port under the skin at the lower end of the sternum it needs a larger cut.
After a month the port will be used the first time to inject a few millimetres of fluid. A contrast medium is injected to make it visible in an X-ray image. This is done to recognize feasible leaks. These injections are normally pain-free.
The gastric band is suitable for patients with a BMI of more than 40 or 35 with additional diabetes, high blood or sleep apnoea, but only when all other non-operative treatments in the last six to twelve months failed.
You can take other medications as usual, only really large tablets should be broken. It’s not advisable to take Aspirin or painkillers in general, this can lead to irritations.
Theoretically yes, but it is normally not wanted, because the removement will lead in most cases to a gain of weight.
With a gastric band the loss of weight is slowly but steadily, when all instructions are followed. Anyway, a fast loss of weight involves health risks. Within the first 12 to 18 months you can lose a kilogram pro month.
With the loss of weight the menstrual cycle will be regulated, and it is possible to get pregnant with less problems. The gastric band can be loosened for a pregnancy and later again tightened again.
All prices are inclusive prices. With Aesthetic Travel you will not incur our extra costs.