Gastric Banding Surgery for Weight Loss

Gastric Band Cost

Have you already tried everything to permanently reduce your weight? Not just to feel good in your own body again, but rather to steer your health back in the right direction? You suffer from obesity and want to do something about it? – No problem, our Aesthetic Travel Team in Antalya is the right place for you! We will be happy to advise you on stomach operations, correlating costs, treatment procedures, etc. Just ask us!

One of the restrictive treatment methods in the form of gastric surgery in Turkey is the gastric band. One of our specialist surgeons will put this around your stomach using a minimally invasive technique. Under general anesthesia and with laparoscopy, the operation uses the so-called “keyhole method”. Keyhole method means that only a few incisions are necessary in your abdominal wall to then place the band around the upper part of the stomach.

This divides the stomach into two parts, creating a pre-stomach. Due to the small volume of the created front stomach section (size of a tennis ball), not so much food can be taken in. If too much should be eaten, there is unpleasant pressure in the upper abdomen and neck, which quickly leads to nausea and vomiting.

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Advantages & Requirements for a Gastric belt

In general one speaks of a successful therapy by means of gastric band, if the patient decreases in approximately ½ kilo per week. More specifically, if approximately 50% of the excess weight is reduced by this form of treatment.

Gastric Band Turkey Cost

As with other restrictive gastric surgeries, the following requirements apply in order to undergo surgery in Turkey:

What are the advantages of the gastric band?

With the help of the gastric band used in Turkey, you can gain a new quality of life that you did not know before. With a little self-confidence, commitment and the right medical and all-embracing support, which you receive from our Aestehtic Travel team in Antalya, your pounds will fall more and more. There will be a new consciousness about food and your body – and with time the strong feeling of hunger will also subside, even if this remains naturally. Trust yourself, we will accompany you on this way!

Besides a permanent reduction of your body weight, not only will your physical and health complaints be regulated over time, but your psychological condition will also become continuously stronger. You will gain more self-confidence and radiate it! With the help of the gastric band, new doors are opened without major anatomical changes taking place in your body. Let us advise you in detail in Antalya!

Gastric Band – At a glance
  • Duration of Procedure

    1 - 2 Hours

  • Hospital Stay

    3 Days

  • Recovery Time

    1 Day

  • Cost

    3,500€

What is a gastric band?

The gastric band is made of silicone and is hollow inside. It is wrapped around the upper part of the stomach so that a so-called pre-stomach is formed, which is only about the size of a table tennis ball. If the pre-stomach is stretched by the intake of food, it signals a feeling of satiety. The feeling of hunger is, therefore, suppressed and, thus, helps you to reduce weight. The gastric band is also connected via a small tube to a port system which is implanted under the skin. Liquid can be filled into the belt with a special needle to regulate the degree of gastric constriction. The more liquid is injected, the more the stomach becomes constricted.

How is the operation carried out?

A gastric ligament operation is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes. The stay in the clinic is usually three to five days.

The operation is performed as a keyhole operation, which means that a total of five skin incisions of about two centimetres in size are made through which the camera and instruments are inserted. For the port, which is placed under the skin at the lower end of the sternum, a slightly larger incision is also necessary.

After about one month, the port is punctured for the first time to inject a few millimeters of liquid. For this purpose, an X-ray contrast medium is usually used, which is visible in the X-ray image in order to be able to quickly detect possible leaks. These injections are usually painless.

Who is this procedure suitable for?

The astric band is suitable for people with a BMI over 40. If you also suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea, gastric band surgery makes sense from a BMI of 35. However, you can only undergo this procedure if all non-operative measures, such as exercise training or nutritional advice, have not been sufficiently successful for six to twelve months.

Can other medicines continue to be taken?

In general, you can take prescribed medication as usual. Only very large tablets should be shredded so that they do not cause problems such as nausea if they get stuck. It is advisable to refrain from aspirin and painkillers in general, as they can lead to stomach irritation.

Can the gastric band be removed again?

This is theoretically possible. Normally, however, it is not desirable, as removal of the gastric band in most cases leads to renewed weight gain.

How does weight loss work?

With the gastric band you lose weight slowly but steadily if you follow the new way of life permanently and constantly. Since rapid weight loss is a health risk, this gentle method is far more effective. Within the first 12 to 18 months you can lose up to 1 kilo per month.

Does the gastric band have an effect on a possible pregnancy?

As weight loss regulates your menstrual cycle, you may become pregnant more easily. The band can be loosened during pregnancy so that you can eat more food again. After that it will be tightened again.

Are there any extra costs for me?

All prices are inclusive. With Aesthetic Travel there are no additional costs.

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