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Istanbul Bariatric Center

Istanbul Bariatric Center

Show Phone NumberTeşvikiye Mahallesi Hakkı Yeten Caddesi, No:11 k:12 D:64 Terrace Fulya Residence C-1, Istanbul, Şişli, 34558Turkey
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday
Enquire for a fast quote from Istanbul Bariatric Center. Very Good ServiceScore™: 4.0 from 737 votes. 5 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation up to 7 ₺
Gastric Bypass 37115 ₺ - 43863 ₺
Gastric Sleeve 23618 ₺ - 37115 ₺
Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery 19232 ₺ - 39477 ₺
Revisional Bariatric Surgery 37115 ₺ - 43863 ₺
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About Istanbul Bariatric Center

IMPORTANT UPDATE: (Now we are offering bariatric surgery in Poland too! Please ask for that.) Services provided at our centre include all spectrum of bariatric surgical procedures for obese patients and post-bariatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Offered operation types are intragastric balloon procedures, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band procedures, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies, laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass, laparoscopic duodenal switch (SADI-S procedure), laparoscopic gastric bipartition and all kind of revisional procedures. Also we offer all kinds of aesthetic and plastic surgery types with our highly experienced plastic surgery team. 


The chief surgeon of the centre, Dr Murat USTUN is one of the well-known bariatric surgeons and pioneers of this area in Turkey. He has a great reputation in the international scientific area too. He is highly experienced in all advanced laparoscopic surgical operations and has more than 6.000 advanced laparoscopic surgical case experience. He has concentrated on bariatric and metabolic surgery since 2002. *Endoscopic intragastric baloon procedures (more than 700 surgery experience) *Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band operations (more than 400 surgery experience) *Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (more than 2200 surgery experience) *Laparoscopic gastric bypass (more than 700 surgery experience) *Laparoscopic revisional surgery (more than 300 surgery experience)


A comprehensive range of high-quality bariatric, metabolic and healthcare services is provided at this multispecialty hospital located at the centre of Istanbul, Turkey. The team consists of highly qualified physicians and surgeons with wide experience in treating local and international patients. The hospital has well-equipped operating theatres and comfortable recovery rooms. We operate two other hospitals in different locations. One of them is LIV Ulus Hospital, which is a JCI accredited centre and also Center of Excellence in bariatric surgery. The others are Taksim and Fulya Acıbadem Hospitals. At Acibadem Hospitals Group we offer a comprehensive range of services for international patients and visitors. Our staff is dedicated to providing services including consultations, diagnostic services, billing and insurance, travel and lodging arrangements and language interpretation services.

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from 5 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Istanbul Bariatric Center

"He answered all the questions I had and really cared about me"
5 50Reviewed 22 Nov 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
I’ve been having weight issues pretty much my entire life. Gone through countless diets, tried all fancy names you can think of these days. Every time I lost kilos, I ended gaining them back and every time it was harder to get back on a diet and see results.

I went for a gastric band 9 years ago but that didn’t help a lot. I was constantly hungry but wasn’t able to eat. Eventually, the band became just part of my body, not restricting me at all, it was just there.

I read a lot about the gastric bypass surgery and decided to remove the band and give that a try. Did some research and came across Dr Murat Ustun reviews on the internet. Spoke to him on the phone and he gave me that confidence that I needed.

Everything was arranged great, we were very well taken care of and I am really happy I made this decision with Dr Ustun. He answered all the questions I had and really cared about me. Fantastic doctor, fantastic team!
Treated By: Murat
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Orchun Turkey
"Overall a fantastic experience"
5 50Reviewed 10 May 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
I approached Dr. Murat Ustun after deciding on weight loss surgery at age 56 mainly due to taking charge of obesity-related conditions: Diabetes, Sleep Apnoea hypertension, cholesterol and gout. My non-related condition is osteoarthritis which is physically debilitating. In addition, surgery in the UK can take 2-3 years on the NHS due to an almost impossible tier system designed to put people off surgery by my local NHS trust in South London.

Dr. Murat agreed to meet me in London after sending me two quotes for two different hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey where he performs his surgeries. The price was to include surgery, transfers, hotel and hospital stay for me and my wife. What attracted me to Dr. Ustun was his reassurance that should any issues arise on my return, he would arrange treatment within the UK by the NHS. This gave me a further reassurance in him. He also has his home in South London.

We decided a date for surgery for a mini gastric bypass since it had only one connection minimizing future risks. I read that this procedure was first conducted by an American surgeon Robert Rutledge.

We arrived in Istanbul and were met at the Airport and transferred to our hotel promptly. The following morning, a Sunday was a rest day. My wife and I toured a bit of Istanbul on a gloriously sunny day. We had been to Istanbul before but were in awe of this city. The gleaming Bosphorus is a very awesome sight indeed. On reaching our hotel and checking my phone, Dr. Ustun had twice visited our hotel and waited as much as 30 mins on each occasion. What a fella! Later on that Sunday, my blood was taken at my hotel for a full pre-op analysis.

We were to leave the hotel located very near the hospital and were chauffeured to the Acibadem Taksim hospital. Pre-op physical examinations, UltraSound was done and an endoscopy was to be carried out whilst I was under anesthesia. Anesthesia/intubation was to be particularly challenging due to my arthritis in the neck but Dr. Ustun had assured me that he'd have the best Anaesthetist to overcome this hurdle.

My surgery went unnoticed and uneventful as far as I was concerned. However, my wife was super stressed and was reassured at all times by a very courteous hospital staff. My discharge was on the fourth day, a day later due to a slightly poor kidney function post-op which was dealt with promptly due to twice daily visits by doctors from Dr. Ustun's team and his routine daily visits.

Overall a fantastic experience. I would like to thank Dr. Ustun and his entire team of coordinators, doctors, dietitians etc.

I would also like to suggest minor improvements that can be made to further improve patient experience:

1. To indicate exactly what's not included in the price such as hotel meals. I did find fending for myself fourth-day post-op. ( My wife had flown back the previous day of my discharge due to work commitments). It would be great for patients to be provided with the broth soup since the hotel did not understand requirements.
2. Also, that prescription drugs will need to be paid for post -op such as blood thinning injections and various drugs.

Needless to say, the above points are minor. Dr. Murat Ustun overall is a super caring and a dedicated surgeon who I have no doubt become your friend and who will promptly respond to your concerns via Whatsapp as will his team!

I have not used my CPAP breathing machine since my surgery and do not miss it one bit! My focus is now on a healthier lifestyle and hoping my diabetes will be in remission and weight loss help my mobility. I have lost 11kg from my pre-op and post-op diet!

Good luck to all those considering Bariatric Surgery and looking to bring out the real you hiding within yourself.
Treated By: Murat
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review avatarRafik UK
"I would like to thank the doctor and clinic for this incredible change"
5 50Reviewed 03 May 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
Sleeve gastrectomy surgery.

My friend from elementary school and I had the same weight problems. He worked in Turkey and he had a weight-loss surgery in Istanbul performed by Dr. Murat Üstün. One day, we met at a wedding party and took a picture together. After seeing that picture I felt really bad about myself. Having the same weight problems since elementary school, he had lost weight and I still weighed around 120 kgs. Now, it’s been 9 months since my surgery and I’ve already lost 60 kgs. I would like to thank Dr. Murat Üstün and Istanbul Bariatric Center for this incredible change.
Treated By: Murat
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Dr Murat USTUN
Dr Murat USTUN responded to this review:

Dear Lauren, Thank you for your lovely comments. We always be with you along your journey. Al our best wishes...

review avatarLauren Germany
"The entire experience was just so seamless"
5 50Reviewed 30 Apr 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
I was interested in VSG and considered doctors all over the world. Dr. Murat Ustun came recommended by a friend and the first time I spoke to him I decided on this clinic! He is patient, knowledgable, kind and funny! He really cares about his patients and you can tell. As expected, the operation went flawlessly!

The entire experience was just so seamless! Everything from airport pick-ups pre-op checks were made as convenient as possible by the amazing team. Everyone was so kind and helpful! The hospital was beautiful and brand new, it looked like a luxury hotel. I would highly recommend. Thank you again!
Treated By: Murat Total Amount Paid 42914 ₺
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Dr Murat USTUN
Dr Murat USTUN responded to this review:

Dear Panna, Thank you for your kind comments. Every patient is special for us, but some of them are unforgettable. You are the one! With all my team's best wishes :)

Panna Turkey
"The doctor was very patient and attentive to my needs"
4 50Reviewed 16 Apr 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
I found this clinic during my online research. I’d contacted several other places but decided on this one because of the doctor’s prompt response to my inquiry. We discussed everything over the phone and he had me convinced this was the best option for me. He was very patient and attentive to my needs. I didn’t actually visit the clinic, but I met the doctor in a public place, and we had the actual surgery at a hospital in Istanbul. The gastric bypass went well and I’m in the second month of recovery now.

Everything went fine and I’m healthy. There are just a few issues regarding communication and the aftercare package I chose. This is a life-changing surgery, so I was under the impression I’d have lifelong support, but I’ve encountered some problems in this regard.

Aftercare is vital when you’ve had bariatric surgery. I invested a substantial amount of money in this, and I was told I’d get proper diet plans to complement my new lifestyle, but I haven’t received these yet. I emailed the doctor and explained to him that I’ve not been feeling good and that I’ve got little energy these days. His advice to me, was to see a psychologist (unfortunately the only one available at the hospital does not speak English). Because the doctor is not in the country, the aftercare process becomes a bit difficult. When they promise ‘lifelong support’, they have to be more specific about what this entails. It has fallen to me to look for online support groups and recipes (there are differing opinions online about what to eat, so this is a bit of a challenge).

Don’t get me wrong, I think the doctor is great. He knows what he’s doing, and answered all of my questions before the surgery, but the fact that doesn’t live in Istanbul is discouraging. At times, it was hard to get hold of him. I put my trust in this doctor, and when he’s out of the country for a long time, follow-ups are almost impossible.
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Dr Murat USTUN
Dr Murat USTUN responded to this review:

Hi Hala, I'm truly sorry to hear that. I've advised a psychologist's help for your depressed mood, not for fatigue. You can reach me whenever you want independently where I am. We are meeting every 3 weeks already. Moreover, my team is in Istanbul and they are capable to give you all postoperative support. But I got your criticism as a lesson, and we will try to do our best. Thanks for your comment. We will continue to support you until you reach your goal. Best regards.

Anonymous Jeddah
"I was given full and detailed options, information and advice"
5 50Reviewed 23 Nov 2017 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
I went for a consultation for bariatric surgeries. I was given full and detailed options, information and advice.

Fast, friendly and informative.
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Dr Murat USTUN
Dr Murat USTUN responded to this review:

Dear Kirsten, Thank you for your kind review. I hope we can help you. Best regards.

Kirsten Turkey
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Accreditations

  • JCI - Joint Commission International (International) 
  • ISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization (International) 
  • MTA - Medical Tourism Association (International) 
  • Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery (International) 

Provides

Bariatric Surgery

Premises

ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless accessOn-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency serviceText message remindersHome visitsOpen 24 hoursOpen weekends

Travel Services

International travelLocal travelLocal accommodation - On demand-exluding from package pricesTranslation servicesLocal guideTours and vacation services - On demand-exluding from package pricesPick up service from hotelPick up service from airport

Languages spoken

EnglishGermanArabicTurkishRussian

Bariatric Surgery

up to 7 ₺
Bariatric Surgery Consultation

Dr.Murat Ustun continues his studies on Obesity and Bariatric Surgery partially in London and partially in Istanbul. According to the availability, he will consult all patients personally. Otherwise online video consultation option and consultation with other team members will be offered.

37115 ₺ - 43863 ₺
Gastric Bypass
23618 ₺ - 37115 ₺
Gastric Sleeve
Sleeve gastrectomy is technically a procedure involving removal of the large part of the stomach that functions as a reservoir. 


With the procedure, the volume of the stomach that is normally1.5-2 liters is reduced to 30-150 ml (roughly the size of a banana). It does not involve placement of a foreign body into the abdomen, as in gastric banding surgery. The goal is to reduce the amount of food that can be consumed at a time; however, no intervention is made to the digestive system’s natural mechanism in such a way as to reduce absorption.



37115 ₺ - 43863 ₺
Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Plastic Surgery

19232 ₺ - 39477 ₺
Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery

Gastroenterology

23618 ₺ - 25306 ₺
Gallbladder Removal (45 mins)
Istanbul Bariatric Center

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Insurance

Private Patients WelcomePublic Health Insurance - According the provisionDental Plans Accepted
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Dr Murat USTUN

Job Title:
  Admin Team Leader
Languages:
  English

Mrs Helin Konnolu

Languages:
  English, Turkish
Show Phone NumberTeşvikiye Mahallesi Hakkı Yeten Caddesi, No:11 k:12 D:64 Terrace Fulya Residence C-1, Istanbul, Şişli, 34558Turkey