Gastric Band in Turkey

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Gastric Band in Turkey

Adjustable Gastric Band Treatment in Turkey

It is also called a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band or mostly known as lap band. Placed on the around the stomach to treat obesity faster. Turkey has been renowned for their medical tourism apart from general tourism, many hospitals are providing LAGB treatment with the facilities that match up with international standards their surgeons, staff are very well trained and have sufficient experience of performing such complicated surgeries with ease. Thinking to lose weight with bariatric surgery there is no better destination to visit for your vacation and for your medical assistance side by side.
LAGB made of silicone and filled with liquid saline solution placed around the top of stomach it help to restrict the amount of food by allowing only a small portion of food to be passed through its gastric band small opening can be adjusted over the course of time as it requires more than one visit to doctor/surgeon and depends upon the amount of weight one would want to lose, or sometime surgeon discretion is preferable. The band can only be adjusted at certain level to provide the optimal weight lose without causing any potential harm to body’s digestive system and other organs.

Risk Factors:

In any surgery there are some risks associated with it same goes with the Adjustable Gastric Band, As the surgery required small incision in abdomen to place the band in stomach there is a chance of bleeding which may cause blood clots, also if not performed by professionals or in a hospital which is not equipped with latest and advanced machines there is a chance that it cause infection in wound or may cause harm to other organs. We at Saluss are aware of any possible risk and with our professional and experienced team with highly developed advanced hospitals equipped with world class surgical machines, make sure that the whole procedure will go smoothly for our clients.


It includes the placing of adjustable silicon balloon around the top part of the stomach. It is considered to be the minimally invasive surgery for weight loss, as the time goes by the band will need certain adjustment to provide the results one desired to have. The band is filled by saline solution (inflate or deflate) time to time to change the way it work for individual.

Latest technique:

Gastric sleeve is considered to be the latest technique in bariatric surgeries it is an incision less procedure and suitable for those who are not advisable for surgery for some reasons. But Adjustable Gastric band help to lose weight in a more accurate way compare to sleeve technique.

Age Restrictions:

Age does matter while considering any surgical treatment, however in bariatric surgery process if BMI body mass Index of an individual is higher than 30, he/she is eligible for surgery including other factors keep in consideration for instance if person is below 18 which is a required age for any surgical treatment, he/she might need consent from their guardians and parents before pursuing the surgery to safeguard the health and hospital recognition.


There are couple of advantages for having an adjustable gastric band surgery compare to it counterpart surgeries procedure like gastric bypass and sleeve it does not require to cut down or staple the substantial amount of stomach to restrict the intake of food to lose weight. Instead, the band can be adjusted according to an individual needs, also it require shorter stay in the hospital recovery is very quick and there is hardly any Malabsorption issue occur.


You may require multiple visits to doctor as the band need to adjusted according to patient preference, also the device part may need to change someday those who don’t have access to proper medical facilities near home should consider other treatment.

Recovery Time:

It hardly require 4 to 6 weeks to start the routine activities those who underwent Adjustable Gastric Band surgery need a shorter stay in the hospital 2-3 days as oppose to other bariatric surgeries which require to stay 4-5 days depend upon the doctor discretion.
After having adjustable gastric band surgery, one should expect to lose 15% of excess weight within 3 months it may look not a drastic change or weight loss but with steady pace and keeping the optimal weight loss in mind one should expect to lose 50% sometime more in a year to follow slowly and gradually with surgeon discretion.
Sometime the band may slide or allow the large quantity of food to passed through it which cause vomiting stomal obstruction also the chance of infection is there in the band device. All these side effects and other problems of surgery will have been taken care properly by providing the right medical assistance you need by our highly experienced and professional poll of surgeons and doctors.
Once the healing period is over you may not have leave with scars. Indeed, there are scars appear right after the gastric bypass, Sleeve or adjustable gastric band surgery but all these surgeries required minimal invasive incision the scars will fade away as the time goes by (in a year or two).
Right after the surgery there is a pain because of small incisions to place the bands inside the abdomen but it is not as severe as other surgeries, and the effect can be minimize by administering pain killers. It is normal after the surgery to feel some discomfort in stomach due to band, but it will all be normal in 6to 8 weeks

Cost in Turkey

It is not a low-cost treatment, like any other surgical procedures it requires some best practice surgeons to perform the surgery. All of this does not come cheap but if you compare it with USA and UK and any other country cost difference is substantial even though the facilities are same. More a less you can have a vacation whilst your treatment gets done. Contact us

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are answers to some common questions about the Intragastric Balloon :


Gastric band surgery is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including: Heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure

A gastric band creates a small pouch in the stomach. The pouch limits how much food you can eat. Surgery to remove a band might be done because the band didn’t work as well as expected. In some cases, a band is removed because it slipped or eroded.

Gastric band surgery is proven to be an extremely safe procedure, with mortality rates reported to be around 0.5%. It’s a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure and patients can almost always return home on the same day

You may notice a decrease in appetite, being able to eat more than usual, or experiencing an unexplained discomfort during and after eating. Nausea or Vomiting: When the band on your stomach slips, it can be difficult for food to pass through.

  1. Some Gastric band surgery risks include:
  2. Anaesthesia-related risks.
  3. Chronic nausea and vomiting.
  4. Inability to eat certain foods.
  5. Infection.

Unlike with a gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy, a gastric band involves no permanent alteration to your body such as removing part of your stomach or re-routing and stapling your body. It is completely reversible and can be removed if desired

Diarrhoea may be seen with Gastric Bypass but would not be associated with the Adjustable Gastric Banding.

Today most insurance companies that cover weight loss surgery will cover gastric bands, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve surgery.

Research shows that gastric band patients have changes in urine and higher levels of particles, called oxalates, which form kidney stones. But it is very rare.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It’s done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the upper abdomen. The surgeon puts an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach.

Gastric band erosion, otherwise known as band migration, is when the gastric band placed during adjustable gastric banding surgery grows into the stomach. It is a problem for patients, since it will no longer restrict food and it can cause further complications

Unlike with a gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy, a gastric band involves no permanent alteration to your body such as removing part of your stomach or re-routing and stapling your body. It is completely reversible and can be removed if desired.

most women who get pregnant after bariatric surgery would have no complications, with one study suggesting 79% would have a straightforward pregnancy. But there can be surgical complications with the potential for a gastric band to slip or move during pregnancy, leading to severe vomiting

If a patient cannot lose enough weight (about 25-30% of excess their weight) or have significant weight regain, lap band removal and conversion to another more effective bariatric procedure may be indicated. This is the most common reason for lap band removal. Band Intolerance.

 Gastric bands do not last forever. A gastric band that deteriorates can kill or seriously harm a patient if it is not removed. Researchers at the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery studied patients with gastric banding devices for 12 years

Adjustable gastric banding does not last forever.

A gastric band will eventually have to be replaced or removed. Medical devices often have a shelf life, including the gastric band. Many patients have the band removed because it slips off or deteriorates to the point of needing replacement surgery.

Most bariatric surgeries leave either very small scars – in the case of laparoscopies – or no scars at all, as in the case of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. However, if scarring is a possibility for the procedure you want to have, there are things that you can do to minimize the scar.

A gastric band is fitted under general anaesthesia. It is usually done in an outpatient clinic, and the individual usually goes later the same day. The procedure is minimally invasive. It is performed through keyhole incisions.