Istanbul Bariatric Centre
About the hospital
Istanbul Bariatric Center is one of Turkey's leading centres for treating overweight patients. The clinic's founder is Dr. Murat Ustun, one of the most competent bariatric surgeons in the country. The doctor has participated in more than 100 national and international congresses on obesity surgery and has vast experience treating obese patients.
The clinic opened in 2012 and has already performed over 6,000 bariatric surgeries. The medical team consists of more than ten professional bariatric surgeons. Due to the outstanding treatment results, the centre has been chosen by patients from more than 20 countries. The centre has well-equipped operating rooms and comfortable recovery rooms.
Istanbul Bariatric Center has been winning the award for excellent patient service for three years. Only 5% of the best clinics in the country are eligible for this award during the year. Operations are performed in a hospital approved by the Joint Commission International (JCI). The centre's staff consists of highly qualified doctors and surgeons, nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists who have experience treating local and foreign patients. The clinic team is committed to providing first-class services, including consultations, diagnostic services, billing and insurance, travel and accommodation arrangements, and interpretation services.
The range of treatment methods at the clinic includes highly-effective drug therapy, exercise therapy, diet therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Experienced surgeons at Istanbul Bariatric Center perform various medical procedures, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric ballooning and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Doctors also specialize in post-bariatric, aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Is it possible to have a gastric balloon at the clinic?
Yes, surgeons offer gastric balloons. Like any other weight loss surgery, gastric balloons are designed to reduce weight. The operation forces patients to follow a diet and healthy lifestyle system since the balloon fills more than 50% of the stomach volume and does not allow the patient to consume much food.
Why is the clinic the best for obesity treatment in Turkey?
The surgeons of Istanbul Bariatric Center have performed more than 6,000 surgical interventions to treat obesity. Operations are performed in a hospital approved by JCI. The staff consists of qualified surgeons, nutritionists, physiotherapists and psychologists who have experience treating foreign patients.
Does the clinic treat diabetes mellitus?
Since diabetes and obesity are related diseases, doctors are experienced in the surgical treatment of diabetes. Bariatric surgery helps patients to treat type 2 diabetes by addressing its underlying factors, such as blood sugar and pressure.
About the city
Istanbul is the largest city in the country, as well as a leading economic and cultural centre. The city lies on both sides of the Bosphorus, geographically dividing it into Europe and Asia. In its long history, Istanbul was the capital of the greatest empires in the world - Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman- and was also the religious centre of Christianity and Islam. Therefore, it is not surprising that the city has many monuments of cultural and architectural heritage, demonstrating the glorious past of the contemporary metropolis.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is rightfully considered a city symbol and one of its main attractions. The peculiarity of the mosque is the presence of six minarets - there are no more mosques in Istanbul with so many minarets. Directly opposite the legendary mosque is another important historical monument - Hagia Sophia. In 1985, the cathedral was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List along with other monuments of the historical centre of Istanbul.
Istanbul is the scientific centre of Turkey. The city is home to several public universities, such as Istanbul University, Marmara University, Bosphorus University, and several private universities. Several scientific communities operate in the city, including the Turkish Medical Society. Istanbul is home to the leading centre Şisli Memorial Hospital, which is popular in the international medical arena.
Istanbul is a multimillion metropolis with a rich history and oriental flavour. Istanbul is an ideal option for a weekend trip: visitors can come here for a romantic weekend with their loved ones, fly in to unwind for a couple of days, drink delicious Turkish coffee and enjoy walking around this beautiful city. The city offers its guests excellent shopping opportunities. Istanbul has a vast number of boutiques and colourful bazaars, where they provide significant discounts. Istanbul is also a paradise for gourmets. Here you can taste delicious national Turkish cuisine and famous oriental sweets.