I travelled to Istanbul from England in May 2019 to have the gastric sleeve. From the off, Fatih was very graceful in accepting my sudden (and early morning) request to attend the clinic on short notice. I had given serious thought to bariatric surgery for over a year, but in the end, it was a quick decision to get it done, and before I knew it flights were booked and I was away! I chose this clinic because of the great price and the great review's, and I was not disappointed.
The hotel was very nice, the clinic is clean and I felt well cared for during my stay. I travelled alone but did not feel at risk at any time. Fatih drove me from place to place and I really enjoyed his company. I had tests at the clinic first and the operation the next day. The operation went as planned, I was made comfortable afterwards and well cared for by the nurses. There were daily visits from the surgeons, both morning and evening.
I would advise that you take someone with you for the company as you are far from home. That is the only thing I would change, but this is no reflection on the clinic. However I did it, and although I was homesick before I knew it, I was flying back to the UK.
The results have been fantastic, I have lost two and a half stone already, which averages over 2 pounds a week, which I'm very happy with. My relationship with food has positively changed completely.
I worked through the psychological problems in the very beginning (the liquid stage) with the help of advice forums, and never losing sight of why I had the operation in the first place and was soon over this phase, and with a new outlook regarding food. Plus the dietician was on hand on WhatsApp to offer advice and support.
I highly recommend Dr Koc as a surgeon, I had zero complications and he is a great professional. I highly recommend the clinic and the staff. This has been life-changing for me already. If I had to do it all again I would not hesitate. Thank you so much!