My Gastric Sleeve Surgery in a nutshell.
Travelling to Istanbul from the UK for surgery is a very confusing and daunting thought, however, everything started getting easy once I spoke to Adam over the phone who explained the whole process and arranged a consultation meeting in person with the Surgeon Dr. Murat at Harley Street Clinic in London. Dr. Murat explained in detail the whole surgery procedure and answered all the technical questions (Having aftercare by a London based Doctor was a massive reassurance and a trust builder). After the consultation, I had a Video conference with company Director Demet who explained pre-surgery dietary requirements in detail and explained why I need to follow it.
We arrived at Istanbul Airport in the middle of the night, Demet was constantly in touch with me and guided me. Our transport was waiting for us and took us straight to a very clean and state of the art hospital. The nursing staff immediately scrambled and made me very comfortable, the next morning Surgeon Dr. Yigit visited me to say hello and explained the whole process about the surgery which was again very reassuring. After that I was visited by 2 more doctors who did further pre-surgery checkups, I had an Endoscopy, Ultrasound and X-Rays done. In the afternoon Demet, Dr. Yigit and Dr. Murat visited me and informed me that after all the checks ups and results they were happy with going ahead with the Surgery. Dr. Murat's visit was a surprise as I was not expecting Dr. Murat to join the surgery as well. It was very nerve-calming to know that the top 2 and experienced Surgeons in Turkey will be performing the surgery. I was taken to the operation theatre at 3:30 PM, where I spoke to the anaesthetist and was put to sleep. I woke up around 6:30 PM and was taken to my room where Demet was present throughout the time with my wife to support her. After surgery, I had Nausea and felt a bit rough, Dr. Yigit and Dr.Murat visited me in the evening to check up on me and informed me that the surgery was successful. They reassured me that from the next day I will start feeling a lot better and they were right. The next day my symptoms were reduced to half and felt a lot better. Dr. Yigit and Demet visited me 3 times to check up on me. On the 2nd day, I was a lot better and started walking around. Demet and Dr Yigit kept a close eye on me and made sure I am very well looked after. On the 3rd day, I requested to be taken off Pain killers as I felt much better. I stayed further 2 days at the hospital where I had post OP check-ups and a visit to Dietician with an excellent interpreter Muhammad. The Dietician was very thorough and explained my post-op Diet. During the whole 4 days, Dr Yigit and Demet frequently visited me every day to check on me. On the 5th day, I got discharged from the hospital and transported to a 5 Star hotel. Where we stayed for a further 3 days. On the last day, we were transported to Istanbul Airport from the Hotel. Its been 10 days since my operation and am back in the UK but Demet is always available whenever I need to ask anything. I am pain-free and walking around.
During all these days, Demet was constantly in touch over the phone and in person, helping and guiding us. As she had a Gastric Surgery a couple of years ago, she knew exactly what I was going through and had all the answers. Demet is a genuinely wonderful person and goes out of the way to help her Patients. Dr. Murat and Dr Yigit apart from being excellent Surgeons are very decent human beings, who genuinely care about there patients. The Nursing Staff at the hospital were very caring and helpful.
In the end, I would like to thank from the depth of my heart Dr. Murat, Dr. Yigit, wonderful Demet, Adam, Muhammad, the Nursing staff and other hospital staff for looking after me.
I 100% recommend them for weight loss surgeries and rest assured you will be in safe hands and very well looked after by Professionals.